Bringing Colorado’s Latina/o History to Local Community Audiences
Tony Garcia, Su Teatro
Patricia Nelson Limerick, Center of the American West, University of Colorado, and Colorado State Historian
Marjorie K. McIntosh, University of Colorado at Boulder
Kirsten Wilson, Motus Theater
Mary Dolores Young, One-Action 2016: Arts + Immigration Project
Marjorie McIntosh, Emerita Professor of History at the University of Colorado Boulder, will join another board member from the Boulder County Latino History Project to discuss the challenges of recovering and translating neglected oral histories of Latina/o families in a largely Anglo university community. Engaging young Latina/o scholars in this project, McIntosh helps to give voice to a working-class community long marginalized.
Kirsten Wilson, Creative Director of One Action and Motus Theater, will join another board member to review “Arts + Immigration,” an arts-based project to foster community conversation on historic and contemporary issues of immigration. Wilson and other One Action members seek to explore diverse historical experiences in order to enrich the local and state conversation about what it means to acknowledge an immigrant past.
Tony Garcia, Artistic Director from Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center in Denver, will also join the Round Table. For more than forty years, this theater organization has created original productions that speak to the experiences of Chicanos. Su Teatro not only brings national attention to Denver with its productions, but also engages the local community in historical education projects that explore Chicano identity.
Commenting on the Round Table will be Adriana Nieto, a Chicano Studies scholar at Metropolitan State University of Denver. A Denver native, Nieto explores Chicana/o spirituality and history and integrates oral history into her teaching.