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Thrive 125: When Utah was Mexico

  • Online/Virtual, UT 00000
  • Presented By: Utah Department of Heritage and Arts
  • Dates: January 28, 2021
  • Location: Online/Virtual Space
  • Time: 4:30 PM to 11:59 PM
  • Price: FREE
  • Overview
    The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Utah and Artes de México en Utah are excited to present Thrive 125: When Utah was Mexico. For educators and beyond, this program will tackle the history of Utah before statehood, when it was Mexican territory, focusing on the significance of this history and what it means to Utah today. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Armando Solorzano and Sherman Fleek to the conversation, and poets from Mentes Activas Utah to introduce the event.Register now: HereModerated by Dr. Leticia Alvarez GutiérrezSCHOLARSARMANDO SOLÓRZANO - Bio TBA soonSHERMAN FLEEK retired from the U. S. Army in 2002, after a 25 year career, as a lieutenant colonel. He served as an aviator, Special Forces officer, and enlisted armor crewman, ending his career as Chief Historian of the National Guard Bureau. Lt. Col. A native of Layton, Utah, he holds a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University and a Master of Arts degree in American History from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. As a historian, he has more than thirty articles published on military, frontier army, Mexican War and Civil War history in national periodicals and historical journals. In 2006, his first book appeared, the award-winning History May be Searched in Vain: A Military History of the Mormon Battalion. He served from 2002-2005 as historian for a Civil War preservation foundation, telling the Civil War story in the Shenandoah Valley. In 2005, the U.S. Army appointed Mr. Fleek as the historian to record and to write the Army’s official history of the reconstruction efforts in Iraq, then served in Iraq in early 2006. In May, 2007, he became the first ever historian for Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In 2009, he was appointed the command historian for the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. Also Fleek has taught military history to cadets at West Point since 2013, and a graduate history course to Army officers affiliated with Columbia University’s Teachers College.POETSGuadelupe HerreraBertha FernándezÁngeles ConejoThis event is made possible with support from The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Utah, Artes de México en Utah, Mentes Activas Utah, Consulado de Mexico, Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, and Utah Humanities.
    Dates: 1/28/2021