Grant Programming for Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

August 17, 2015 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

LatinoAmericans2Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library was one of 55 U.S. libraries selected to receive a $10,000 “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).

Over the course of the 2015-2016 academic year, the library will host a series of 6 film screenings and other related programming. Information about these events can be found below.

Please do not hesitate to check back often to this post for updates or to contact grant coordinator Joyce Garczynski at jgarczynski@towson.edu with questions.

Tuesday, Sept. 29th
“LATINO AMERICANS: THE 500-YEAR LEGACY THAT SHAPED A NATION” COOK LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
12:30-1:30pm, Cook Library, Room 507

The Cook Library Book Club will discuss “Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation” by journalist Ray Suarez. This meeting will begin with Dr. Nicole Fabricant Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice providing background on this book about the rich and varied history of Latino American culture. Then Librarian Sara Arnold-Garza will lead attendees in a discussion about the book. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, Oct. 7th
“LATINO AMERICANS” DOCUMENTARY SEGMENT I [FOREIGNERS IN THEIR OWN LAND (1565-1880)] VIEWING AND DISCUSSION
6-8pm, Linthicum Hall, Room 224

Dr. Gilda Martinez-Alba, Associate Professor and Graduate Reading Program Director at Towson University, will begin the screening with a brief introduction to the segment, then the hour-long segment will be shown, and the event will conclude with a discussion about the themes brought forth in the segment.

Monday, Oct. 12th through Thursday, Nov. 12th
DESPUES DE LA FRONTERA/AFTER THE BORDER PHOTO EXHIBIT
Cook Library, 3rd Floor

This exhibit curated by Tanya Garcia and produced by Maria Aldana of the Creative Alliance honors the stories of recent unaccompanied immigrant youth and families living in Baltimore who fled their homes in Central America.

This exhibit was made possible through the support and collaboration with Esperanza Center, CASA de Maryland, Bethany Christian Services, LIRS, Towson University, Hispanic Commission and Mayor’s Office of Immigrant & Multicultural Affairs.

Tuesday, Oct. 13th
INTRODUCING DESPUES DE LA FRONTERA/AFTER THE BORDER
Opening Reception – 5-6pm, Cook Library, 3rd Floor
Panel Discussion – 6-7:30pm, Cook Library, Room 507

Please join us for a welcoming reception followed by a panel discussion with the creators of this exhibit honoring the stories of recent unaccompanied immigrant youth and families living in Baltimore who fled their homes in Central America.

This exhibit was made possible through the support and collaboration with Esperanza Center, CASA de Maryland, Bethany Christian Services, LIRS, Towson University, Hispanic Commission and Mayor’s Office of Immigrant & Multicultural Affairs.

Wednesday, Oct. 14th
“LATINO AMERICANS: THE 500-YEAR LEGACY THAT SHAPED A NATION” PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION
1-2pm, OSHER, 7400 York Road

Please join us for a presentation and discussion led by Dr. Lea Ramsdell, Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at Towson University about this groundbreaking book and film series.

Wednesday, Oct. 21st
“LATINO AMERICANS” DOCUMENTARY SEGMENT II [EMPIRE OF DREAMS (1880-1942)] VIEWING AND DISCUSSION
6-8pm, Linthicum Hall, Room 224

Dr. Elaine Pena, Associate Professor of American Studies at George Washington University, will begin the screening with a brief introduction to the segment, then the hour-long segment will be shown, and the event will conclude with a discussion about the themes brought forth in the segment.

Tuesday, Nov. 10th
NOONTIME JAZZ IN THE LIBRARY
Noon-1pm, Cook Library, 3rd Floor Lobby

Please join us at Cook Library for wonderful jazz music played by Towson’s Latin Ensemble

Wednesday, Nov. 11th
“LATINO AMERICANS” DOCUMENTARY SEGMENT III [WAR AND PEACE (1942-1954)] VIEWING AND DISCUSSION
6-8pm, Linthicum Hall, Room 224

Dr. Leticia Romo, Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages at Towson University, will begin the screening with a brief introduction to the segment, then the hour-long segment will be shown, and the event will conclude with a discussion about the themes brought forth in the segment.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

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