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Wayne Community College to host discussion on Latino migration

By From staff reports
Published in News on January 27, 2013 1:50 AM

Wayne Community College will host a discussion on Latino migration to the United States and North Carolina on Monday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium.

Dr. Hannah Gill, assistant director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas at UNC-Chapel and who has written or contributed to books on Latino migration to North Carolina. She will speak about "New Roots in the Old North State."

Over recent decades, the Southeast has become a new frontier for Latin American migration to and within the United States, and North Carolina has had one of the fastest growing Latino populations in the nation. Dr. Gill will discuss some of the motivations for moving to this state and the larger historical and social forces behind demographic shifts.

An anthropologist with a specialization in Latin American/ Caribbean migration studies, Dr. Gill's current research focuses on immigrant incorporation in new destination states and local immigration governance.

A native of Alamance County and a graduate of UNC-CH, her doctorate in anthropology is from the University of Oxford, England.

Copies of her books, "North Carolina and the Latino Migration Experience: New Roots in the Old North State" and "Going to Carolina del Norte: Narrating Mexican Migrant Experiences," will be available for purchase at the event, for $17 and $10 respectively.

A reception will follow the presentation with refreshments and an opportunity to meet the speaker.

This lecture is one of the "World View" series provided by the college's Cultural Diversity/ Global Education Task Force. It is co-sponsored by Wayne County Reads and serves as the kick-off event for this year's exploration of "Bless Me, Ultima" by Rudolfo Anaya.

This free talk is open to the public with no registration required. For more information, people may contact Anna Anaya-Vega at 919-739-6837 or amanaya-vega@waynecc.edu.