Commemorative Forum on Latinos & Latinas in WWII

A day-long event of presentations based on archival material from the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project, the University of Texas at Austin.

Sunday, September 12, 2004 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Naval Heritage Center Theater
701 Pennsylvania Av., Washington D.C. (At the Archives/Navy Memorial Metro stop)

Dr. Silvia Alvarez Curbelo, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican soldiers and discrimination
Dr. Ricardo Ainslie, University of Texas at Austin, PTSD and the veterans' wives
Dr. Al Batres, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Readjustment Counseling Service, Veteran's PTSD
Dr. Ricardo Griswold, San Diego State University, Evolution of Civil Rights Consciousness
Brian Lucero, University of New Mexico, Mine workers in New Mexico
Dr. Manuel Medrano, University of Texas, Brownsville, Medal of Honor recipient Jose Lopez
Doralis Perez, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Economic mobility, education and the GI Bill
Lisa Y. Ramos, Columbia University, Civil Rights and Mexican Americans
Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, University of Texas at Austin, Spanish language radio stations
Dr. Joanne Sanchez, St. Edward's University, Women and the home front
Brenda Sendejo, University of Texas at Austin, The effects of war of Latina Identity
Violeta Dominguez, University of Texas at Austin, Mexican Braceros during WWII
Dr. Dionicio Valdes, Michigan State University, Migrant Farm Workers of the WWII generation
Rea Ann Trotter, Independent scholar, Memory and the impact of war
Dr. Emilio Zamora, University of Texas at Austin, Mexican Nationals in the U.S. Military

And featuring a preview presentation of the documentary Latino Stories of WWII by Dr. Mario Barrera (UC Berkeley),

The Forum is open to the public and admission is free. Pre-registration for the Forum is encouraged but not required. Limited seating is available for a luncheon at the Forum, cost is $50. Pre-registration for luncheon is required by Monday, September 6.
To pre-registrer for the Forum and/or luncheon please send your name, mailing address, telephone number and email to:

University of Texas at Austin
School of Journalism
U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project
1 University Station A1000
Austin, Texas 78712

For more information please contact Yazmin Lazcano, Project Manager at (512) 471-1924 or email [log in to unmask]

Sponsored by American Airlines; Univision Communications Inc.; The University of New Mexico Center for Regional Studies; The University of Texas College of Communication; the Pew Hispanic Center; the Ernesto Galarza Applied Research Center, UC Riverside; Coors Brewing Co.; The University of Texas at Austin Center for Mexican American Studies; La Prensa Newspaper of San Antonio, Texas

Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Journalism
1 University Station A1000
CMA 6.170C
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas 78712-0113
office: (512) 471-0405  
fax: (512) 471-7979
email: [log in to unmask]

Director: U.S. Latino and Latina WWII Oral History Project