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The Boulder County Latino History Project

Posted: September 22, 2014 at 8:30 am by , in A Public Affair, Breaking News, Featured

Rich Lopez, Community Foundation Trustee, will be joined by Linda Arroyo-Holstrom and Magdalena Casillas to share the work of the Boulder County Latino History Project. The project, a collaborative, grass-roots initiative, is documenting and describing the history of Latinos in our area over the past century. It is focusing on the towns of Longmont (an agricultural center), Lafayette (a coal mining community), and Boulder (shaped by commerce and the University of Colorado). Currently the group is writing a book about their findings, generating interactive computer maps showing Latino-headed households across the 20th century, and working with the county’s two school districts to produce teaching units that incorporate Latino material into the curriculum at all grade levels.

 

 

image: Linda Arroyo-Holmstrom, bocolatinohistory.colorado.edu