27th annual discussion of Latino/a/x issues taking place March 15

Blake Pierce, Reporter

Bowling Green State University will host the 27th annual Latino/a/x Issues Conference on Wednesday, March 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

The theme of this year’s conference is “We Are Multitudes,” aiming to support student research and increase the visibility of Latino/a/x cultures and politics. This theme is intended to expand beyond limited representations of Latino/a/x populations in popular culture and scholarly works, while showcasing the diversity of these populations and recognizing that they are not of an uniformed identity. 

The conference is organized collaboratively among students, faculty and staff from the Latin American and Latino/a/x Studies Cluster, the Department of Ethnic Studies, La Union de Estudiantes Latinos (Latino Student Union), the Office of Multicultural Affairs and other members of the LIC Organizing Committee.

The keynote luncheon event, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m., features BGSU President Rodney Rogers and various addresses from members of the Latino/a/x Issues Conference Committee.