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The Latina and Latino Studies Program invites you to its annual symposium, “Soundscapes of Latinidad”. This event will showcase some of the most prominent scholars as they critically engage the role of sounds in the struggles for belonging that characterize U.S. Latinx communities. Our invited speakers, Alexandra Vazquez, Yeidi Rivero, Dolores Inés Casillas, Gaye Theresa Johnson, and Alex Chávez approach the study of music and sound as a way of understanding social difference. How do U.S. Latinx communities produce sounds that aim to decolonize their life conditions and subordinated positionings within the larger, Anglo-American body politic? How do the soundscapes of everyday life among U.S. Latinxs resist and propose alternative listening practices? “Soundscapes of Latinidad” aims to engage in a dynamic and varied dialogue that encompasses multiple sites of inquiry to help us explore the history of the Latinx community in the U.S. as a history of competing sounds.