"Dancing in the Mirror": a Latino theater group (a Latino Student Union event)
Thursday, September 6 2007
Cook DeWitt, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Do you know what your soul really is? What it does? Where it takes you?. "Dancing in the Mirror" is an intimate look at the Latino experience as told through the eyes of six hilarious Latina characters who are looking for their soul.
Latino Student Union Semi-Annual Dinner and Dance
Saturday, September 15 2007
Cook DeWitt, 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
The entire GVSU campus and community is welcome to join LSU for the authentic Latino Student Union Semi Annual Dinner and Dance. The event will feature Latin food and entertainment. After dining, join the group for an evening of Latin dancing and much more. No admission fee or cost to guests.
The Portrayal of Hispanics in Mass Media: A Panel Discussion
Tuesday, September 18 2007
204 KC, 11:30 - 1:00 pm
In spite of a booming growth of Hispanics in the U.S, there is still poor coverage of this ethnic group in the media. GVSU Professor Vandana Magal-Pednekar will lead a panel discussion with local journalist: Eva Aguirre Cooper, WOOD-TV Channel 8; Rosie del Valle, Radio Station, La Máquina Musical; Dr José A. Flores, bilingual newspaper; La Voz, Nardy Bickel, Grand Rapids Press and Rosa Morales, School of Journalism at Michigan State University. The Panelists will discuss how Hispanics are portrayed by the U.S media, stories that are usually covered and the amount of news published regarding Hispanic issues.
Brincando el Charco": Jumping the Pond (a film)
Monday, September 24 2007
Cook DeWitt Center, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Brincando el charco contemplates the notion of identity through the experiences of a Puerto Rican woman living in the U.S. Her struggles with issues of family, sexuality, creativity, identity and racism are interwoven with the stories of her interview subjects. Brincando el charco becomes a mediation on the shifting differences of class, race and sexuality as Marin confronts both her privilege and her oppression. Presented by Professor Yvette Fuentes, Modern Languages Department.
The Impact of Hispanics in Baseball
Wednesday, October 3 2007
Cook DeWitt Center, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Edgar Williams, a sports journalist from El Vocero, a Grand Rapids newspaper will do a presentation regarding how America's favorite sport has welcomed a notorious and valuable hispanic presence. Every single Major League Baseball team has Hispanic players who are responsible for their team's success. These players have captivated nationwide baseball fans. Learn about the past, present and future of Hispanics in baseball.
Hispanics at Crossroads: Apathy or Education?
Tuesday, October 9 2007
204 KC, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Although Hispanics are the largest minority in the U.S, they are still underrepresented in Higher Education. Dr Liliana Mina, Michigan State University, will discuss the academic performance of Hispanics in College. She will speak on their strengths and weaknesses as well as their challenges they encounter on campus.
Cuba: Its future and its exiles
Thursday, October 11 2007
250 KC, 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Professor Maria de los Angeles Torres, Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will present the political , economical and social challenges that Cuba encounters in our current times. She will hit on the perspectives from the island as well as the points of view of those who have left their country.
All events are free and open to the public.
For more information contact Sandra Fernandez-Tardani at 331-2177
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