Here you will find special events from heritage history months to special talks/presentations/performances for those interested in ethnic studies-related campus activities.
Black History Month - February
"Different Shades of Blackness: Exploring the African Diaspora"
Keynote speaker: Dr. Shirley A. Jackson
February 1, 2012
The African Diaspora was the historic movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world-predominantly to the Americas also to Europe, the Middle East and other places around the globe. Join us as Dr. Shirley Jackson, Professor of Sociology, discusses the formation of the African Diaspora in the U.S., Cuba, and Brazil.
Take a journey through the African Diaspora with a refreshing sample of Fried Chicken, Jerk Chicken, Dirty Rice, Cornbread, Callaloo, and a large glass of Sweet tea.
Event sponsored by the Multicultural Center and the Department of Sociology.
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Latino Film Festival - February
Please join us for the 2nd Annual Latino Film Festival!
Opening night of the 2nd Annual Latino Film Festival is taking place on campus this Friday February 24th, 2012. The organizers of the festival would like extend an invitation to you, and your family to attend this year's Opening Reception and Screening of the film "America" on Friday, at 6:30 PM in the Adanti Student Center Theater (corner of Fitch & Crescent Streets). The film, America, is based on the novel written by Isaura Santiago. It is the story of a 30-year-old mother who lives in a remote Puerto Rican village, suffers the hardest hit when her lover takes her daughter from her. Fury and fear push her to run away. In her new life, as a nanny in New York City, with support from relatives and other Hispanics, America finds comfort and hope. When she dares to dream a life without violence, reality hunts her down. Will she survive to tell her story? (With: Edward James Olmos; Lymari Nadal; Rachel Ticotin; and Yancey Arias).
(See: http://nefiac.festivalgenius.com/2011/films/america_soniafritz_nefiac2011 for a preview)
Admission is free and hors d'oerves will be served at 6:45 PM. Additional film screenings will take place all day Monday February 27th and Tuesday February 28th from 9:30am to 10:00pm.