Would you like to eat great food and be a part of important conversations about Latinos in Indiana and beyond? Marian University is co-hosting Chew on This: Latinos and the Next Indiana with Indiana Humanities on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
Indiana is home to 314,501 immigrants, more than half of whom are from Latin America. In Indianapolis, the number of immigrants is on pace to double within the next 10 years. Contribute to a conversation about the changing demographics of our community and the vital role Latino Hoosiers are playing in the future of Indiana education, business, arts and culture, and our shared civic life.
The bi-yearly event is a program designed by the Indiana Humanities to use the power of food and drink as a convener of people and catalyst for conversation to inspire thoughtful discussion on engaging topics. Designed to engage small, multigenerational groups in interesting and insightful conversations, each location will include one dynamic moderator, one chatty tweeter, and 15 participants.
With more than eight locations, participants have a variety of restaurants to choose from. Get your tickets and choose your location today!
Marian University’s sponsorship and participation in this event is made possible through the Latinos Americans 500 Years in History Grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. The grant has allowed a group of faculty and staff at Marian University to host programs on and off campus that generate dialogue between community members and university students about the contributions of Latinos in American history and in local, Central Indiana communities.
Thus far, the grant has sponsored part of Indy Jazz Fest, hosted artist Beatriz Vasquez’s Papel Picado with a Modern Twist – a workshop and lecture describing the artistic Mexican tradition of paper cutting and screened the first episode of the PBS series, Latino Americans led by Spanish Assistant Professor Lennie Coleman Amores. Chew On This kicks off the spring semester with many more events to come—including a scholar-led discussion Assistant Professor, Carla Castano, two oral histories courses where students will collect oral histories from the Latino community, transcribe them, and put them on the digital archives website of the Marian University Library in addition to other planned activities.
Be a part of the conversation and eat great food in the process. Sign up today!