October Events

    Latino/a Student Experience: Reflection and Writing Group

    6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1., Alumni Hall 016

    This reflection and writing group will provide Latino/a students and others who are interested with opportunities to reflect on the experiences of being a Latino/a college student. The students will assist in identifying the focus of monthly sessions and will receive guidance from Latino/a staff and faculty. Discussion topics may include some or all of the following: navigating multiple worlds as college students, members of their family and multiple communities; being the first to attend college; the diversity of Latinos/as; and the strengths associated with Latinos/as and the Latino/a community. Students will have an opportunity to document their reflections. The stories can be submitted for publication via the University’s online digital repository, eCommons, or may be shared via other forums. This will be a fun and supportive community. Refreshments provided. 

    Please contact Patty Alvarez, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Multicultural Affairs, at or 937-229-3634 if you want to participate or if you have questions.  

    Film Screening: 'From Mambo to Hip Hop'

    6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, Roesch Library Collab

    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. Popcorn and soft drinks provided. Hosted by Jay Martinez, spoken word artist. This screening is part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Film Series, co-sponsored by Dayton Human Relations Council, Welcome Dayton and the Libraries' Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The other film dates are Sept. 16 (¡Viva Baseball!) and Sept. 30 (Under the Same Moon). 

    Book Discussion: Ana Castillo's "The Guardians"

    12 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, Roesch Library Room 205

    Tereza Szeghi will lead a discussion of Ana Castillo's The Guardians and address how the book seeks to intervene to achieve the human rights of Chicana/os and Mexicana/os (documented and undocumented). A limited number of free books are available.  Please complete the online request form. By accepting a free book, you will commit to attending the discussion.

    Teach-In: Latina/o Experiences and Literature

    2 p.m. Thursday Oct. 22, Roesch Library Collab

    Three presenters will lead an interactive discussion after brief presentations. In her talk, "Latina Lives in Milwaukee," based on her recent research and forthcoming book, Theresa Delgadillo (Coordinator of the Latina/o Studies Program at The Ohio State University) will discuss the multiple Latinidades that characterize Latina/o life in the Midwest, key experiences of Latinas in Milwaukee throughout the 20th century, and the significance of interdisciplinary research. In her talk, "Walking with Latinos in Dayton," Sister Maria Stacy, director of Hispanic Catholic Ministry in Dayton and a Sister of Notre Dame, will discuss the history of the presence of Latinos in the Dayton area, the current challenges, the work that her office does, and the collaboration with the University of Dayton in their work. In her talk, "Latina Literary Activism," Tereza Szeghi (Department of English) will discuss some of the ways Latina writers are using literature as a means of advocating for Latina/o human rights.

    Latino Americans Broadcast: ThinkTV Network

    Latino Americans will air on Thursdays at 11 p.m. Sept. 17 to Oct. 22 on ThinkTV (channel 16.1). The program will repeat several times on 16.2. Latino Americans is a show about the contributions that individuals of Mexican and other Hispanic descent have made in America over the past five hundred years. This PBS documentary chronicles the hopes, fears, failures, contributions, and advancements of the Latino people in America from the sixteenth century to the present day.


    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.

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    Katy Kelly

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