Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Immigration in Bartholomew County

"Immigrants and Immigration in Columbus and Bartholomew County" is the topic for a Civic Discussion Forum at 7 p.m. 23 October in the Custer-Nugent Lecture Hall in the Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Avenue, Columbus.

It's hosted by Indiana University-Purdue University in Columbus, in collaboration with various local education and nonprofit partners.

Presentations by Dr. Robert Aponte (pictured, left) and Dr. John E. Bodnar (pictured, right) will be followed by discussion.

Dr. Aponte, chair of the Department of Sociology and Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has researched, published, and taught extensively on a variety of topics related to historic and contemporary Hispanic communities in the Midwest and elsewhere.

Dr. Bodnar, Chancellor’s Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Indiana University-Bloomington, has researched, published, and taught extensively on the immigration of a variety of European groups to Indiana and the Midwest and on the history of patriotism in America.

Following their presentations will be a discussion moderated by Dr. Douglas G. Gardner, project director of the forum and Coordinator of the History Program.

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