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Twenty years ago, studies showed that families in the United States who spoke Spanish at home tended to earn less money and be less educated than their English-speaking neighbors. But according to Devin Jenkins, a Spanish professor at the University of Colorado at Denver and CU's Health Sciences Center, times are changing for the Southwest.

Jenkins will dissect census numbers and what they mean during a free lecture titled "The Cost of Linguistic Loyalty: Socioeconomic Factors in the Face of Shifting Demographic Trends Among Spanish Speakers in the Southwest" as part of this summer's weekly Lunch, Learn & Link series put on by UCDHSC's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Downtown Denver Partnership.

The talk, along with a question-and-answer segment, takes place today from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. at Skyline Park, 16th and Arapahoe streets. For more information on this or future lectures, go to www.cudenver.edu.

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