Latino Americans

Latino Americans National Orientation Programs

LA500 grant project directors, staff and partners were invited to attend the following orientation programs on Sunday, June 28, 2015, during the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco. Key presentations and other resources that were shared by presenters are available for those who were not able to attend the events.

"NEH's Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, Session 1: Humanities Themes and Scholarship"

  • Agenda (PDF)
  • Introduction, Camila Alire, ALA Past President and NEH Council Member
  • Purpose and Importance, David Montejano, University of California, Berkeley (attached image)
  • Humanities Themes, Stephen Pitti, Yale University (transcript)
  • Managing Controversy, Lesley Williams, Evanston Public Library (PDF presentation)

"NEH's Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, Session 2: Grassroots Outreach and Local History Programming"

  • Agenda (PDF)
  • Partnering with Cultural Institutions, Holly Alonso, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
  • Oral History Best Practices, Kristine Navarro McElhaney, Arizona State University (PDF presentation)
  • Oral History Programming and Promotion, Andrea Blackman, Nashville Public Library (Prezi)
  • Community Outreach, Neyda Martinez, Monserrat, Ltd. (PDF presentation)

"NEH's Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, Session 3: Model Program and Breakout Session for Grantees" (no video available)

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