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National Hispanic Heritage Month Begins With Lecture Series

September 8, 2008 — A National Hispanic Heritage Month lecture series at the University of Wyoming begins Thursday, Sept. 11, with a lecture about the difficult times in Chicano education.

Guadalupe San Miguel Jr., a history professor at the University of Houston, will discuss "Beyond the Plight and Struggle of Chicano Education," at 6 p.m. in Room 314 of the Classroom Building. All activities are free and open to the public.

San Miguel has written several books, including "Contested Policy: The Rise and Fall of Federal Bilingual Education," "Brown, Not White: School Integration and the Chicano Movement" (outstanding Book Award History of Education), "Let All of Them Take Heed: Mexican Americans and the Quest for Education Equality," and "Tejano Proud; Tex-Mex Music in the 20th Century."

National Hispanic Heritage Month events at UW are sponsored by MEChA, the Chicano Studies Program, the Department of Multicultural Affairs, the President's Advisory Council on Minorities and Women's Affairs (PACMWA) and Sigma Lambda Gamma.

The UW student organization MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanos de Atzlan) is the organizations for the UW Hispanic students. MEChA was created to help Latino students, who come from the same backgrounds, adjust to their new lives as college students.

For more information, call the Chicano Studies Program at (307) 766-4127, or visit

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