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Communities of Ludlow --zoom

On the anniversary of the 1914 Ludlow Massacre, join a Panel of contributors to this exciting new book on the practices and activism of public history around Ludlow. Learn about the way that local activists and academics brought Ludlow to recognition and remembrance.

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Communities of Ludlow --zoom
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Apr 20, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT

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About the Event

When: Apr 20, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

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For more than one hundred years, people have come to the Ludlow Massacre Memorial site to remember the dead, to place themselves within a larger narrative of labor history, and to learn about what occurred there. Communities of Ludlowreveals the perseverance, memory, and work that has been done to enrich and share the narratives of the people of Ludlow and the experiences of those who commemorate it. The history of the Ludlow Massacre encompasses the stories of immigrant groups, women, the working-class, and people of color as much as the story of that tragedy, and the continued relevance of these issues creates a need for remembrance and discussion of how to make the events of the Ludlow Massacre available to contemporary society. The book outlines recent efforts to remember and commemorate this important historical event, documenting the unique collaborations in public scholarship and outreach among the diverse group of people involved in marking the 100-year anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre. The chapters relate the tales of the stewards of the Ludlow Massacre—the various communities that rallied together to keep this history alive. 

Join the editors and 2 of the authors: 

KARIN LARKIN is assistant professor and curator for the Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Larkin received her PhD in anthropology and master’s in museum studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Larkin acted as crew chief and the second project director of the Colorado Coalfield War Archaeological Project at the University of Denver, funded through the History Colorado State Historical Fund. In 2009, she co-edited the book The Archaeology of Class War with Randall McGuire, SUNY Binghamton, published by the University Press of Colorado.

FAWN-AMBER MONTOYA is the Honors College Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and External Engagement and professor of history at James Madison University. She is the editor of Making an American Workforce and coauthor of Practicing Oral History to Connect University to Community. From 2007 t

ROBERT (BOB) BUTERO is regional director of United Mine Workers Region 4. Butero comes from a coal mining family in southern Colorado. After beginning as a coalminer, Butero worked his way up the ranks, then began to work for the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). Butero organizes the annual memorial service at the Ludlow Tent Colony and Massacre site. Butero served on the Ludlow Centennial Commemoration Commission as the UMWA representative.

YOLANDA ROMERO is a lifelong resident of Las Animas County. She is married to Michael (Mike) Romero, a former coalminer and Local 9856 president. The Romeros were caretakers of the Ludlow Tent Colony and Massacre site. YolandaRomero co[1]founded the Women’s Auxiliary of UMWA Local 9856 and researched and contributed to a book on its history. She is a member of the Trinidad Hispanic Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce and a business owner. She and her husband founded and run the Southern Colorado Coal Mining Memorial and Museum to honor the history of coal mining in southern Colorado. They are also actively involved in the implementation of fundraising efforts and are primarily responsible for the South[1]ern Colorado Coal Miner’s Scholarship Fund, The Romeros were honored by the Trinidad Community Foundation with the City of Champions Award for 2018–2019

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