The Hispanic Research Center and Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University are pleased to co-sponsor this presentation which will touch on the 10,000 year history of indigenous inhabitation of the area, the geopolitical forces that shaped the area and the blending of cultural traditions that continue to this day. This will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 5-6:30 pm, at the Lattie F. Coor Hall Room 4403, 976 S. Forest Mall, Tempe, AZ. Guest speakers are Patronato docents Clague Van Slyke III and Craig Reid who will describe the history of Mission San Xavier del Bac, known as the White Dove of the Desert, one of the most iconic mission churches in the U.S. Southwest often described as the finest example of Mexican baroque art and architecture in the United States. For more information and to RSVP go to http://www.patronatosanxavier.org/arizona-state-university-event/.