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Breaking Bread in McLean County - It's All in the Salsa: Mexican Stories of McLean County

Tuesday, February 9
Starts at 6:00 PM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

Breaking Bread in McLean County - It's All in the Salsa: Mexican Stories of McLean County

The Museum, in partnership with BN Welcoming (a coalition of the Immigration Project, Not In Our Town/Not In Our Schools, and West Bloomington Revitalization Project together creating a supportive environment for immigrants to McLean County), and Design Streak at Illinois State University, will present a 10-part program series exploring stories of migration, immigration, adaptation, assimilation, appropriation, preservation, contribution, and sustentation in McLean County. Breaking Bread in McLean County will highlight the shared and disparate experiences of local migrant communities from the Kickapoo to the Congolese, seeking to disrupt the historical chronology in order to promote a deeper understanding of the ways McLean County has traditionally treated its migrant communities.

Join Carolyn Nadeau, Byron S. Tucci Professor of Hispanic Studies at Illinois Wesleyan University, and Constantina Navarrete, owner of Taqueria El Porton in Bloomington, as they explore the Mexican American experience in McLean County. 

Programs will last approximately 1 hr with time reserved for Q&A. 

To register for this Zoom webinar, go to bit.ly/breakbread1