Our Newest Neighbors: Understanding the Local Latino Population

Aug 09, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library


Iowa has a small but growing immigrant community, much of which emigrated from Mexico and South and Central America. Nearly 5 percent of Iowa’s population was born in another country and over 4 percent of residents are native-born Americans who have at least one immigrant parent.

Centro Latino of Council Bluffs is the premier bilingual and bicultural Hispanic/Latino center in Council Bluffs. Join Roger Garcia, Executive Director of Centro Latino of Iowa to learn about our newest neighbors. Roger was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Columbus, Nebraska. He is the proud son of immigrant parents from Honduras, Mexico, and Guatemala.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibit In Trunks, Hands and Hearts: What Immigrants Bring to Iowa. It is FREE and open to the public.