Explore Contributions From Minnesota’s Latino Community

Explore Contributions From Minnesota’s Latino Community

During the 2009-2011 Biennium, the Minnesota Humanities Center’s collaborated with the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs (formerly Chicano Latino Affairs Council) to convey the contributions of Minnesota’s Latino community to our state through five related video projects. These projects document and amplify the significant contributions the Latino community is making to cultural and economic opportunity statewide.

Absent Narratives: St. Paul’s West Side

Explore the history and development of St. Paul’s West Side into a thriving business center of Latino culture and commerce through a series of brief videos featuring past and present members of the community.

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Absent Narratives: Voices from Greater Minnesota

Listen to individuals from greater Minnesota’s Latino community discuss the contributions of Latinos to the local culture and economy.

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Absent Narratives: Minneapolis’ Mercado Central

Discover the unique history of the Mercado Central, a Latino retail business cooperative on Minneapolis’ East Lake Street, through a series of brief videos featuring individuals who were active in its development.

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Latino Arts: A Community Vision

Learn from 12 of Minnesota’s finest Latino artists how they convey a vision of a Minnesota future enriched by Latino culture during this one hour documentary. This is a co-production of the Chicano Latino Affairs Council, the Humanities Center, and tpt’s MN Channel.

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Latinos, Business, and the Arts

Hear from distinguished business and arts leaders from Minnesota’s Latino community about the contributions Latinos and Latino culture are making to the state. This is a co-production of the Chicano Latino Affairs Council, the Humanities Center, and the St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN).

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