Thursday August 20, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month Film Series

On select Wednesdays during Hispanic Heritage Month, the Dayton Human Relations Council, Welcome Dayton and the Libraries' Diversity and Inclusion Committee will present a film series. These three films will educate audiences about popular yet important Latino American experiences. 

Screenings and brief introduction and post-film discussions by guest celebrities will be hosted in the University of Dayton Roesch Library Collab. Popcorn and soft drinks provided. UD students: This is a PATH (housing points) eligible event. 

¡Viva Baseball!
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16
¡Viva Baseball! is a documentary about the history and struggles of Latino baseball players. Hosted by Tom Nichols, Dayton Dragons director of media relations and broadcasting. 

Under the Same Moon
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30
Under the Same Moon is a fictional story of a mother and son crossing the border illegally into the U.S. years apart. Hosted by Sr. Maria Stacy, director of Hispanic Catholic Ministry, North. 

From Mambo to Hip Hop
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14
From Mambo to Hip Hop is a documentary that tells a story about music from the South Bronx, beginning with the Puerto Rican migration and the adoption of Cuban rhythms to create the New York salsa sound. Hosted by Jay Martinez, spoken word artist.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History at the University of Dayton is a collaborative initiative, made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. See the program website for more information about the various events planned for this academic year, including book discussions, scholarly panel discussions and an exhibit of Midwestern Latino American art. 

If you have questions concerning access or wish to request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Katy Kelly

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