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Thursday, April 7 • 1:45pm - 2:15pm
West Side Stories: The Success of the Lincoln Community Center and a Continuing Journey of Social Justice in Laramie, Wyoming's West Side Neighborhood

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If you stand in the public plaza at First and Grand, you can view a map of Laramie etched in granite, featuring a city that ends right there at the railroad tracks. Although Laramie's West Side neighborhood is clearly visible from that spot, the tracks etch a boundary both physical and psychological, separating what was once known as "Mexican Town." A thirty-year effort to rehabilitate the neighborhood's historic school as a community center offers insights and opportunities to examine social justice and our vision for the future.

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Mary Cisnereros

Manager, Lincoln Community Center
I attended Lincoln Elementary school for kindergarten in 1978. Joined the very first Lincoln Community Center Board of Directors when I was only 13 years old along with my Precious Mother Elizabeth Vialpando. I am back now as the Lincoln Community Center Manager!!! I remember the day when you couldn't even walk through the Center because the building was so dilapidated and now we are proud to say that we serve an estimated 150,000 people a... Read More →

Thursday April 7, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Senate Chambers UW Student Union

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