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Peril and Promise

Peril and Promise

On Tuesday, March 8th at Morrisson-Reeves Library (5:30 in the Bard Room), students and the Richmond community will have an opportunity to view episode 6, Peril and Promise, capping the film series of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History. But while this is the last video in the series, the program of cultural conversation started last year still has more events to attend, including Dia del Nino in April. For those who can’t attend the screening, the video is available online. But for those that can, Latin American food will be available, and IU East Spanish professor Dr. Christine Nemcik will lead a discussion after the film. This installment focuses on the 1980s through the turn of the century, … Continued
Prejudice and Pride

Prejudice and Pride

On Tuesday, February 9 at Morrisson-Reeves Library (5:30 in the Bard Room), students and the Richmond community will have an opportunity to see episode 5, Prejudice and Pride, of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History film series, continuing the yearlong program of cultural conversation that started last September. Latin American food will be available, and students in Spanish courses at IU East will lead a discussion after the film. Prejudice and Pride covers the period of the 1960s and 70s, focusing on Latino activism and the formation of modern Chicano identity. If you can’t attend, the video is also available online: But these videos are just a starting point. There’s lots more to do and learn, whether for your … Continued
War, Peace, and the New Latinos

War, Peace, and the New Latinos

IU East hosts two film screenings in November, as part of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History series. The November 10 discussion will be led by Dr. Katherine Miller, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. On November 17, discussion will be facilitated by IU East students Nate Pendergraft, president of the history club, and Katelyn Brown, of the World Languages and Cultures Club Both screenings are in the “Back Stacks” area of the Campus Library and begin at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome! November 10 – War and Peace (1942-1954) http://iue.libguides.com/latinoamericans/episode3 Throughout World War II Latino Americans fought alongside Anglos. In the Pacific, East Los Angelos’ Guy Gabaldon became a Marine Corps legend when he singlehandedly captured more enemy soldiers than anyone … Continued
Mi Historia/My History – Join the conversation!

Mi Historia/My History – Join the conversation!

Each of us has hundreds of stories built from our own lives and those whose lives intertwine with ours. Remember that story your dad told you about his first job? Or your grandmother talking about her trip across the country? How about when your parents met? It’s likely you have a cherished personal story, too – your first day at school, the first time you tried your favorite meal, your 16th birthday. These stories make us who we are and forge our connections with each other. The ability to tell stories, according to some scientists, is one of the traits that makes us human. The IU East Campus Library has embarked on a project to collect the stories of Latinos … Continued
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History hosted by IU East

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History hosted by IU East

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History is a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), and is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square. Indiana University East is the proud recipient of a $10,000 ALA/NEH which will enable us to host a variety of programs throughout the 2015-16 school year. http://www.iue.edu/latinoamericans/ We kick off our theme year on September 8th with the first of six episodes of the critically acclaimed PBS series Latino Americans. Films will be shown alternately at the Morrison Reeves Library and at IU East. Film discussions will be led by Dr. Christine Nemcik, who serves as the program … Continued