4:00 PM – 8:00 PMUniversity Collections at McCalla
4:00 PM at McCalla Collections Screening and Talkback of Resistimos (2021), a film by Diana Quiñones Rivera. This documentary is about the current socio-economic and political issues in Puerto Rico, as seen through the lives of people practicing Bomba music. Bomba is an Afro Puerto Rican music and dance tradition that was born out of the struggle and survival of enslaved people all over the island. Resistimos documents the resurgence of this music as a tool to fight corruption, gender inequality and the austerity measures imposed in Puerto Rico by the US Fiscal Control Board in 2016.
6:00 PM at McCalla Collections
Bomba performance by Ivelisse Díaz and dance troup, Bomberxas De’Cora.
Join neighbors and friends in celebrating the City of Bloomington Fiesta del Otoño at the Switchyard Park Pavilion on Saturday, September 16 from noon to 4 p.m. This event commemorates National Hispanic Heritage month, which is recognized each year from September 15 through October 15, and is a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community.
Ven y únete para celebrar la Fiesta del Otoño de la Ciudad de Bloomington en el Pavilion de Switchyard Park el sábado 16 de septiembre a partir del mediodía y hasta las 4 p.m. Este evento conmemora el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana, que se reconoce cada año del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, y es un momento para celebrar la diversidad de culturas latinas, sus historias y contribuciones en Estados Unidos.
Indiana University Bloomington welcomed 9,550 students this August as a part of its incoming undergraduates. But how diverse is IU Bloomington’s most recent freshman class?
Of the 9,550 undergraduates welcomed onto campus this year, 918 students are first-generation undergraduate students and 1,873 are members of historically marginalized populations, a record for the Bloomington campus, according to an IU press release.
On Thursday, September 7th, from 6-9 p.m., the U.S. Department of Justice and City of Bloomington will host the United Against Hate Forum in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 401 N. Morton Street.
The goal of the forum is to address hate crime legislation, how hate crimes are prosecuted, and to provide resources for campus and community members. Since 1990, the Bloomington Human Rights Commission (now the Bloomington/Monroe County Human Rights Commission) has been collecting data and tracking hate incidents in our community. In 2022, the Human Rights Commission documented five hate incidents. Hate Incident Reports for the last ten years can be found on the Bloomington/Monroe County Human Rights Commission webpage: bloomington.in.gov/boards/human-rights. Please note that the annual reports contain descriptions of verbal harassment, threats of physical harm, actual physical harm and vandalism. The reports also address the apparent motivations behind each incident. The Commission alerts prospective readers that the language contained in the reports has been preserved for accuracy, and is as such often offensive by definition.
The Indiana Latino Institute wants to address language barriers in health care for Spanish-speaking patients. The organization will provide financial aid for 50 Latino college students to complete a medical interpretation training program through a new scholarship.
Using oral history and archival records, Hoosier Latinos: A Century of Struggle, Service, and Success recognizes the impressive lineage of Latinos in Indiana across time and space. Since the 1800’s Latino residents comingled with the English and German families, Irish workers, and freed Blacks who made Indiana home. The book explores how Latino Hoosiers navigated home and belonging in the Midwest from Northwest Indiana to Indianapolis and south to Evansville.