Notre Dame Press Observes National Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month With Book Publication and Event at the New York Public Library

Author: Madilynn O'Hara and Kathryn Pitts

Celebrate Hispanic and Latinx Heritage MonthCelebrate Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month

Every year, National Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month runs from September 15 through October 15, commemorating the history, culture, and contributions of Americans whose ancestry can be traced to over 20 countries in Latin America, including Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. During this year’s celebration, the University of Notre Dame Press is happy to announce its release of The Chicano Experience: An Alternative Perspective, Second Edition by Alfredo Mirandé. In this foundational text, Mirandé develops a comprehensive framework for Chicano sociology that, in attending closely to the Chicano experience, aims to correct the biases and misconceptions that have prevailed in the field. With updated chapters revised in light of contemporary scholarship, this second edition speaks to the Chicano of today, in addition to puertoriqueños, Central Americans, and other groups who share common experiences of colonization, racialization, and, especially in the last decade, demonization.

Alfredo Mirande is a distinguished professor of sociology and ethnic studies at the University of California, Riverside, where he specializes in scholarship on Chicano sociology, constitutional law, and civil rights. In addition to The Chicano Experience, Notre Dame Press is the publisher of Gringo Justice, The Stanford Law Chronicles: Doin’ Time on the Farm, and Jalos, USA:Transnational Community and Identity.

Notre Dame Press author and poet Darrel Alejandro Holnes will speak at the Latinx Voices in Poetry event on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 6:30–7:30pm, at the New York Public Library. Holnes, author of Stepmotherland, winner of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, will participate in an evening of poetry and conversation, featuring an all-star panel of Latinx poets, including Rio Cortez and Melissa Lozada-Oliva. The event is co-hosted with Latinx in Publishing. Tickets are available for this in-person and livestream event here.

Darrel Alejandro Holnes is an Afro-Panamanian American writer and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Creative Writing (Poetry). His poems have previously appeared in the American Poetry Review, Poetry, Callaloo, Best American Experimental Writing, and elsewhere. He is an assistant professor of English at Medgar Evers College, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), where he teaches creative writing and playwriting, and a faculty member of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.

For more information, contact Kathryn Pitts, University of Notre Dame Press, pitts.5@nd.edu, 574.631.3267.

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