Silent March and Lecture
Monday, March 31, 2008, Noon
Zumberge Library and Grand River Room (Kirkhof Center), Allendale Campus
Speaker: Ricardo Meza, Midwest Regional Counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)
Join the Latino Student Union and the Office of Multicultural Affairs in celebrating with a silent march in remembrance of the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez. Following the march will be a lecture by Ricardo Meza.
“I Wonder What You Will Remember of September”
Speaker: Cecilia Cornejo
Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Kirkhof Center 204, Pere Marquette Room, Allendale Campus
“I wonder what you will remember of September” presents a personal response to the events of September 11, 2001, informed and complicated by the filmmaker's status as a Chilean citizen living in the U.S. With evocative imagery from both past and present, Cornejo weaves together her own fading childhood memories, her parents vivid recollections of another September 11, and post-9/11 conversations with her own young daughter. The resulting montage explores how personal and collective histories intersect, as well as how trauma is lived, supposedly erased, and passed on from one generation to the next.
“The Relationship Between Mexico and the United States-Understandings and Misunderstandings in Vicinity”
Speaker: Honorable the Counsel of Mexico, Dr. Vicente Sanchez
Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Cook DeWitt Center Auditorium, Allendale Campus
Mexico and the US have had a unique relationship throughout history. Learn about its complexity, its political, social and economic repercussions, and how the Mexican Americans have contributed to the fabric of our nation. A lecture in honor of the life and the legacy of Cesar Chavez.
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