Nevada Library Association Annual Conference -- October 12-14th, 2018
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Saturday, October 13 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada: The Birth of a New Project

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The first student-driven project, The Latinx Voices Oral History Project, will capture 100 interviews from communities that include Mexicans, Guatemalans, Cubans, Panamanians, Belizeans, Colombians, Nicaraguans, Salvadorans, Hondurans, and other Latinx neighborhoods of Southern Nevada. Interviews will be collected by two graduate and four undergraduate students who will schedule appointments, process the recordings, edit the transcribed sessions, and organize community events to enhance the reach of the project. This project documents the complex history of the Latinx population in Las Vegas since 1905. Because so many ethnic groups are included, this project will collect oral histories to better contextualize the life experiences of the collective Latinx population. The project will provide data about gender, class, religion, migratory politics, business, generational issues, entertainment and traditional cultural events.

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Barbara Tabach

Jewish Heritage Project Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Claytee White

Director, Oral History Research Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Saturday October 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Acacia B (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA