Date: Feb. 10th, 2016
Time: 10 am-11:30 am
Location: University of Houston, Special Collections
Silvio Torres-Saillant is a Professor in the English Department at Syracuse University. He co-founded La Casita Cultural Center, an organization with the mission to create bridges of communication, collaboration and exchange linking Syracuse University with the Latino population of the city and promoting the Hispanic heritages of Central New York. He serves on the core team of Democratizing Knowledge, an initiative that promotes strategies for decolonizing the academy, and in the Syracuse University chapter of The Future of Minority Studies, a nationwide consortium of scholars working on efforts to foreground the ways of knowing and bodies of knowledge subjugated by the colonial transaction.
The Recovering the U. S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project is an international project to locate, preserve and disseminate Hispanic culture of the United States in its written form since colonial times until 1960. The project has compiled a comprehensive bibliography of thousands of books, pamphlets, manuscripts and ephemera produced by Latinos and Latinas in the United States.