Latino American lecture, Recreating the Human: Making Hate our Footstool

Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2015

Melinda Beland, Rod Library assistant, 319-273-2802,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Michael Blackwell, former director of UNI’s Center for Multicultural Education (CME) will speak on the socialization and institutionalization of hatred in the United States at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. He will discuss creative ways individuals and communities can address categorical prejudices and structural apparatuses.

The lecture is part of "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History," a public programming initiative for libraries and other cultural organizations that support exploration of the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos.

The Rod Library, along with a number of other campus and community organizations, will host a year-long series of events celebrating Latino American culture and contributions in the United States.  

For more information about Blackwell’s lecture or the “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” project, visit