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August 24, 2018 in Sturgeon Bay
Color-Brave Photo Exhibit: Black and Brown Faces a New Narrative Event Details »

August 24, 2018 in Oneida
Oneida Film Society Presents: Under the Stars-"Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation" Event Details »

August 24, 2018 in Sturgeon Bay
Color-Brave Photo Exhibit: Black and Brown Faces a New Narrative-Reception, Evening Viewing and Discussion Event Details »

September 4, 2018 2:00 PM in New Berlin
"What Folksongs Tell Us About Work in Wisconsin," by Jim Leary. A ShopTalk event. Event Details »

September 4, 2018 5:30 PM in Amery
ST 2018 Monaco-Wilcox - Human Trafficking in Wisconsin Event Details »

Jesus Salas discusses immigration and migration in Wisconsin
What do you know about immigration in Wisconsin?

Mexican immigrants and Mexican-American migrants, like other 19th century European immigrants, settled in both rural and urban Wisconsin communities.

Jesus Salas’s grandparents were sharecroppers in Texas. The Salas family, along with other migrants, traveled to the Great Lakes region in the 1940s and 50s. His family followed the seasons. As the frost receded, the asparagus harvest began. Then came the hoeing of sugar beets west of the Kettle Moraine, followed by the cucumber harvest in the Central Sands.

During this time, agriculture changed in Wisconsin from a household industry to the big business it is today. And immigrants and migrant workers are still part of the story.

Jesus Salas presents all over the state FOR FREE as part of our ShopTalk. Learn more here!

Immigration in Wisconsin: We Need the Humanities

Since the day he announced his candidacy, the President’s statements on immigration have provoked intense reactions, both for and against.  It’s pretty emotional.  But – more

8/15
Arts & Humanities: Two peas in a pod?

What is the difference between ‘the arts’ and ‘the humanities?’ Here at the Wisconsin Humanities Council, we regularly discuss the different ways to define – more

7/26
WHC welcomes three new board members Welcome to Three New Board Members

Last month the Wisconsin Humanities Council board met in Oshkosh for our tri-annual meeting. The June meeting is always especially memorable because we are – more

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