Latino Americans Spring Grant Programming

January 5, 2016 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

Julia Garcia with her daughter, El Salvador

Julia Garcia with her daughter, El Salvador

Towson 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 the events that will be held during the spring semester 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.

 

Latino Americans Documentary Segment IV [The New Latinos (1946-1965)] Viewing and Discussion
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Liberal Arts Room 1201

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.

 

Cook Library Book Club Discussion of American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Cook Library Room 507

Dr. Colleen Ebacher, Associate Professor of Spanish at Towson University, will provide background on American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood, a memoir that focus is the way cultures define, limit and enrich us. Librarian Joyce Garczynski will then lead attendees in a discussion of the book. Refreshments will be served.

 

Latino Americans Documentary Segment V [Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)] Viewing and Discussion
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Liberal Arts Room 1201

Dr. Randy Ontiveros, Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Maryland, College Park 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.

 

Covering Comparative Public Health Care in the Americas, South and North
Thursday, March 24, 2016 – 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: University Union 305

Dr. Ronn Pineo, Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History, will discuss health care systems in Latin America and the Caribbean.  He will focus on social medicine, preventive and community-based care, and compare them to U.S. curative medicine.

 

Latino Americans Documentary Segment VI [Peril and Promise (1980-2000)] Viewing and Discussion
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Liberal Arts Room 1201

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.

 

I’m an African: Black Aesthetics and the Making of a Hip Hop Globe
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: University Union Potomac Lounge

Sujatha Fernandes, Professor of Sociology at Queens College, CUNY, will discuss her latest book “Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation” that explores the role that hip hop plays in addressing dispossession, racism, poverty and the quest for change in Latino communities and around the world. At the conclusion of this event, attendees will have the opportunity to become involved locally to help address some of the issues impacting the Latino community in Baltimore.

Sponsored by: Interdisciplinary Studies, African and African American Studies, International Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Department of Foreign Languages, The Center for Student Diversity, and Albert. S. Cook Library.

 

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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