Another local note: A collaboration billed as “Pioneering Latinos: Building a Legacy on and Beyond the Playing Field is coming up soon here at the University of Illinois. It’s generating some real interest among baseball fans and Latino activists alike.
Events will span a couple days… January 19-20 and will include a movie showing of Roberto Clemente, a lunchtime speaker plus a nightly “fireside chat” with former Sox player Minnie Minoso
It will feature some other big names, too. Besides Minoso, 2008 Rays’ Minor League Player of the Year Fernando Perez is speaking Perez is now with the Cubs’ organization. Bernardo Ruiz who directed the film, Roberto Clemente will also speak.
For more information, browse to the University of Illinois Latina/Latino Studies web site where they have more details.
Zealot friend and U of I professor, Adrian Burgos will be facilitating the event and was key in putting this all together.
All events are free to the public.