The Past is Prologue is a bimonthly program that highlights topics often left out, glossed over, or misrepresented in our history books. For our January installment, Professor Matthew Sanderson of Kansas State University will give a presentation on Immigration in Kansas. Since settlement in the 19th century, the story of Kansas has largely been a story of immigration. This presentation explores how immigration today compares to immigration since the 1860s, connecting the trends in the benefits and challenges that communities face when the new people move in. Looking at history, how can today's Kansas towns and neighborhoods develop socially and ecologically resilient communities? The social processes of integrating new cultures into increasingly shared space will be examined, as well as the impact these changing demographics have on their natural environments.
Monday, Jan. 10, 2022