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Scroll down to see some of the fantastic lectures, kids activities, and events we have had in association wtih the ¡Fiesta! Exhibit

For information about educational field trips associated with our ¡Fiesta! Exhibit, visit our field trip page

Braceros on the Boundaries

Day of the Dead- Dia de los Muertos

Migrant Home Making, Reshaping the Heartland: Latino Diasporic Settlement and Cultural Practice in Rural America

Bilingual Story Time with Bloomington Public Library

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Dreams and Life on the Prairie- A Panel Discussion


  • Ingrid Ramirez- panel moderator, video writer/producer for State Farm.
  • Paul Segobiano- vice chair of the McLean County Board, and a descendant of early Mexican immigrants to McLean county, will reflect on his experience growing up as a Latino on the west side of Bloomington.
  • Sal Valadez- Lead researcher of the McLean County Museum of History's Latino History Project, talks about his research.
  • Dr. Mark Wyman- Professor Emeritus in History at ISU, who discusses Latino migration and labor implications to manufacturing, agribusiness, and food production.
  • Dr. Maura Toro-Morn- Director of Illinois State University's Latin American and Latino Studies Program Director, talks about what it means to be Hispanic/Latino


Dreams & Life on the Prairie Panel Discussion from Sal Valadez



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