"Ni de aquí ni de allá: Forging Identity in Milwaukee’s Latino Immigrant Community"
2012 Fromkin Memorial Lecture
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Fromkin 2012 postcard imageThe 43rd Annual Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture was presented by Raoul Deal, Senior Lecturer, UWM Department of Art & Design, on October 11, 2012 in the Latino Arts Auditorium of the United Community Center, 1028 S. 9th Street.

The title of his lecture was “Ni de aquí ni de allá: Forging Identity in Milwaukee’s Latino Immigrant Community.”

Deal recorded interviews with Latino immigrants in Milwaukee throughout 2012. His talk examined some of the commonalities and differences of experience among the families he worked with, and framed their stories in a larger historical context that considered key moments for Latino immigrants in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.

He also explored how art has been used to help U.S. immigrant communities address issues of social justice and assimilation as they struggle to survive and prosper far from their countries of origin.

Deal’s research is also being used to inform a series of large-format woodcuts he is creating for an exhibit at the Latino Arts Gallery in Milwaukee in March 2013.

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