The Latino Film Festival celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, that began Sept. 15 and runs through Oct. 15. The four-day event kicks off Sept. 22 at the Cinema Center, 437 East Berry, with an invite-only opening night. Award-winning Mexican filmmaker Alan Jonsson will present his film “La Carga (The Load)” about a Tameme Indian man, a noble Spanish woman and their escape through the forests of the New World in search of freedom in the 16th century.
National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, honors the contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrates their heritage and culture. The month falls within the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua and in celebration of Mexico and Chile’s independence day.
The third Latino Film Festival and Conference will put Latina filmmakers, actresses, and Latina film scholars at the center. The aim of this festival and conference is to present new perspectives in the studies of Latina identity that move us away from stereotypical representations and that showcases the intersectionality of identity within the contexts of immigration, gender, sexuality, social class, and race/ethnicity issues.
Given Bloomington’s relatively large Colombian community, Israel Herrera said he and other local Colombians are proud to see “Embrace of the Serpent” in their town.
The film, which is the first Colombian film to be nominated for the Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film, screens Friday at the IU Cinema. Following the film’s screening will be a Q&A by actor Brionne Davis, who plays American scientist Richard Evans Schultes.
An exclusive screening of the award-winning film “First Generation,” because going to college and succeeding is possible, will be at 7 p.m. April 12 at the Indiana Theatre, 683 Ohio St., at Ohio and Seventh streets. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
There will be door prizes including five free laptops. The event is sponsored by the Indiana State University Office of Student Success and Vigo County College Success Coalition.
The schedule includes a resource fair before the film from 6:30 to 7 p.m. for people to browse as they arrive. The movie showing is from 7 to 8 p.m., and then a discussion led by ISU trustee Kathy Cabello — herself a first-generation college student — will be from 8 to 8:30 p.m. At the conclusion, refreshments will be available and people can again visit the resource fair.
Learn about Latin American poetry and make your own cardboard book from recycled materials. The workshop will include reading poems from Latin American authors, creative writing, cover design, illustration, and book binding. Workshop led by poet and editor Giancarlo Huapaya and coordinated by Cristian Medina.
[more]Taller de poesía y edición artesanal de libros cartoneros. Comprensión lectora (se leerán a poetas latinoamericanos y estadounidenses), escritura creativa, diseño de tapas, técnicas de stencil, collage, compaginado, encuadernado y encolado; forman parte del proceso de este divertido y educativo taller. Recicla y edita. Realizado por el poeta, editor y gestor cultural: Giancarlo Huapaya. Coordinador: Cristian Medina
Learn what deferred action is and how qualifying applicants can begin preparing for this benefit:
Wednesday, July 18th at 4:00pm-5:00pm
Indiana Memorial Union, Sassafras Room, Bloomington, IN
This session is geared towards IU/Ivy Tech/MCCSC
administrators/educators, local officials, advocates, etc.
FIND OUT IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE:
Wednesday, July 18th at 5:30pm-6:30pm
City of Bloomington, Showers Building
401 N. Morton St., Bloomington, IN
This is a bilingual session for potential applicants.
Angela Adams, Attorney
Lewis & Kappes, P.C., Indianapolis, IN
For more information call: Lillian Casillas (812-855-0174) or Melissa Britton (812-349-3860)
Sponsored by: Indiana University La Casa, El Centro Comunal Latino and the
City of Bloomington Commission <http://bloomington.in.gov/sections/viewSection.php?section_id=374> on Hispanic and Latino Affairs
June 23 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Indiana State Fairgrounds, Marsh Blue Ribbon Pavilion
Event for the Entire Community!
All day long, free of charge and bilingual, activities will be offered in each area.
For example, the Health Fair will offer free health services to the community related with obesity, diabetes, mammograms, health screenings and HIV/AIDS among others. The Indiana State Department of Health is a major contributor/partner in this Expo.
The Education area will provide information on pre-school, elementary, middle and high school opportunities, scholarships, university admissions and continuing education – both academic and technical – for students of all ages.
In the Business area, a job fair, product information booths, seminars, financial education and more will be available.
Government affairs, we will have all the armed forces exhibiting their institutions, vehicles, recruiting opportunities, etc…
Entertainment will be all day long closing with a big concert (4,000 to 5,000 people) with an international artist.
Get more details at www.indianalatinoexpo.org.
Indiana Latino Expo Inc.
6002 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46228
Phone: 317. 254.3240