The Hispanic Immigrant in American Culture

Saturday, November 1, 2008 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
at University of Indianapolis, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, Ruth Lilly Performance Hall
, 1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227

Arts, Humanities
Event Format:
Lecture, Q & A Session
Adults of all ages, Seniors, Young adults (18-30), Youth (middle/high school)
Richard Rodriguez

Event Description:

Richard Rodriguez, son of Mexican immigrant parents and one of the nation’s most important essayists, frequently writes about the intersection of his personal life with some of the important issues of our time, such as the role of Hispanics in American culture. As we continue to build a wall to stem the flow of illegal immigration and to protect the borders, what has been the impact on the large number of legal immigrants, Hispanic and otherwise? Has it changed the lives of immigrants in the U.S.? How has it affected those who wish to immigrate to the U.S. and to those who are already here? How has this affected the U.S. as a whole? A Q&A with the audience will be followed by a reception and book signing. Admission is free. Presented by University of Indianapolis Kellogg Writers Series, Big Car Gallery, El Puente Project, Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, La Plaza, and The Second Story. Questions? Call 317-788-3373 or e-mail

Richard Rodriguez will join author, songwriter, and national religious leader Brian D. McLaren and producer, writer and director Julie Dash in the Spirit & Place Public Conversation, Sunday, November 2 at Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University.