Hispanic Heritage Month speaker to address citizenship during annual celebration

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and the Indiana State Bar Association Latino Affairs Committee will host a presentation focusing on historical and contemporary approaches to the dilemmas of citizenship during its fourth annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

At the age of 4, Dr. Dan-el Padilla Peralta arrived in New York City from the Dominican Republic. Despite his undocumented status, Peralta rose from poverty and homelessness to obtain his Ph.D. and is now an associate professor of classics at Princeton University.

Peralta will map a history of citizenship as a concept and institution from the ancient Mediterranean world to the 21st century, posing questions such as: who/what is a citizen; what are the social prerogatives and legal rights that come with citizenship; how (in)consistent are these across time and space; and others.

The free virtual event will start at 3 p.m. September 25, and is open to the public. One hour of continuing legal education credit is pending. Preregistration is required and is available by visiting the Indiana State Bar Association’s website.

Questions may be directed to Doria Lynch at 317229 3729 or  [email protected]

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