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Conversos: A Secret Past
Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$20.00
Secrets. Every family has them. Some secrets span generations or change history. Discover how many older Spanish-speaking families in South Texas, Northern Mexico, and New Mexico are probably Jewish. The advent of DNA testing is revealing family stories that have remained untold until now. Learn about a conversos – Jews who were brought to Mexico in the 16th and 17th centuries and populated this region at a talk by Dr. Marie Theresa Hernandez on Oct 11 at 7:00 m at MATCH. How can a long-ago event still reverberate today? How is our personal identity bound to ethnic identification? In a larger sense, how many of us maintain an identity to conceal aspects of ourselves that we would rather others not know?
Does your family have secrets?”