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September 2023 Luncheon | Making Home in the Dairyland: Histories of Latinos in Wisconsin

  • September 12, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Madison Club


Tuesday, September 12, 2023

The Madison Club

In-person Networking: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Livestream and Program:  12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m

Join us on Tuesday, September 12 for a presentation by Dr. Sergio M. González, Assistant Professor of History, Marquette University.

The 2020 Census marked a turning point in Wisconsin history as Latinos for the first time became the state’s largest minority. Their presence in the Midwest, however, is anything but new, as Latinos have travelled to and settled across the region since the late nineteenth century. This presentation explores that history, examining how migrants, immigrants, and refugees from across the America have built resilient communities across Wisconsin’s farms, towns, and urban spaces, and in the process transformed America’s Dairyland.

About Dr. Sergio M. González:

Sergio M. González is Assistant Professor of History in the Departments of History and Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Marquette University. A historian of twentieth-century U.S. immigration, labor, and religion, his scholarship focuses on the development of Latino communities in the U.S. Midwest. He is the author of Mexicans in Wisconsin (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2017) and the co-editor of Faith and Power: Latino Religious Politics Since 1945 (NYU Press, 2022) with Felipe Hinojosa and Maggie Elmore. His current project, Strangers No Longer: Latino Belonging and Faith in 20th Century Wisconsin (University of Illinois Press, under contract), explores the relationship between Latino communities, religion, and social movements in the twentieth century Midwest. González has bridged his academic scholarship to community organizing by serving as a founder of the Dane Sanctuary Coalition as well as serving as the board president of Voces de la Frontera Action, the political action arm of Wisconsin’s largest and most active membership-based immigrant justice organization.

Attendance Options:

Our speaker will be appearing in-person at the Madison Club. Members can choose between attending in person or virtually. Guests are welcome to attend in person or virtually. 

In Person Luncheon Choices for September:

Regular Entrée: Maple cider glazed salmon w/ grain melody, caramelized onions & brussels sprouts, brandy apple cream

Vegetarian Entrée: Roasted Cauliflower steak w/ cucumber dill yogurt, golden raisins, arugula, coconut-turmeric relish

If you plan to attend in-person, you must register by Wednesday, September 6.

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