Tuesday January 26, 2016

PATH Point-Eligible Events

The following library events are PATH-point eligible. Be sure to check out the calendar listings on OrgSync.

'Latino Americans' Episode 1: 'Foreigners in Our Own Land (1565-1880)' 
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6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9. ArtStreet Studio C
This episode explores the period from 1565 to 1880, as the first Spanish explorers enter North America; the U.S. expands into territories in the Southwest that had been home to Native Americans and English and Spanish colonies; and the Mexican-American War strips Mexico of half its territories by 1848. Directions and parking information are available on ArtStreet's website. Watch the episode online. Hosted by Neomi DeAnda.

Panel discussion: Exploring Latino/a religious histories: What difference does it make in our religious studies?
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4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, Kennedy Union Ballroom West
Scholars: Neomi DeAnda, assistant professor of religious studies, University of Dayton; Jacqueline Hidalgo, assistant professor of Latina/o studies and religion, Williams College; Néstor Medina, assistant professor of theology and culture, Regent University.
With at least 30 percent of the Catholic Church in the U.S. being Latino/a, exploration on the religious components of Latino/a ways of life remains important for a Catholic University. Studies in Latino/a religions and theologies have burgeoned over the past 40 years. Latino/a theologies and religious scholars have been calling for the historical retrieval of silenced and marginalized pasts to provide a broader basis for scholarly and theological development. This panel will examine the significance of historical retrieval for Latino/as and the study of religions. These historical retrievals also tie into work for justice through the understanding that human dignity is diminished when historical and cultural ways of life are silenced, marginalized, oppressed, omitted or excluded. These three panelists include various types of historical retrieval as central to their scholarship. This panel will be a follow-up to the screening of the Latino Americans Episode 1.

'Latino Americans' Episode 2: 'Empire of Dreams (1880-1942)'
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6 p.m. Wednesday, March 9. ArtStreet Studio B
This episode documents how the U.S. population begins to be reshaped by the influx of people from Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico and the formation of strong Latino American communities in South Florida, Los Angeles and New York. 6 - 8 p.m. Directions and parking information are available on ArtStreet's website. Join us for this public screening or watch online. Hosted by Ernesto Velasquez.

Panel discussion: 43 disappeared students and the Arizona ban on Mexican American studies
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6 p.m. Thursday, March 10., Science Center Auditorium SC 114
Scholars: Ernesto Velasquez, assistant professor of philosophy, University of Dayton and Thomas M. Falk, visiting professor of teacher education, University of Dayton.
The rise of the Latina/o population has been interpreted in U.S. academic and national discourses as a threat and a promise. The threat: They are coming in droves to take over the country, drain social services, threaten the physical integrity of U.S. citizens, take away American jobs, change the culture or take over the government. The promise: These same folks provide cheap pools of labor for U.S. business; their hard work ethic builds the economy; they perform menial and domestic jobs that Americans are not willing to do; and they might change the way we understand notions such as race and gender. Who are these folks, really? How should we think of their identities? How do they negotiate their identities? What are some contemporary social political struggles Latinas/os and Latin Americans face, and how are they responding to their conditions? This panel will focus on two contemporary local and global issues: the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa—a town in the state of Iguala in Mexico—and the recent ban on Mexican American studies in Arizona. This panel will be a follow-up to the screening of the Latino Americans Episode 2.

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.

Questions? Please contact Katy Kelly, communications and outreach librarian.

For a complete list of Latino Americans: 500 Years of History events, please visit go.udayton.edu/la500.

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