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The Vietnam War in Mexican America

April 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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More than 200,000 Mexican Americans served in Vietnam. How did the war impact the Chicano community, and how do those effects linger today? Tomás Summers Sandoval has explored this question through oral histories of Chicano veterans and community members. He’ll discuss his findings, which will be published in a forthcoming book and incorporated into a dramatic performance piece.

This event is organized by the California Studies Association and co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

RSVP for free dinner


Tomás F. Summers Sandoval is a professor of history and Chicana/o-Latina/o studies at Pomona College, where he works to study the past as a form of activism in the present. A Chicano born and raised in California, he is the other of Latinos at the Golden Gate: Creating Community and Identity in San Francisco.


April 18, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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IRLE Director’s Room
2521 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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