UMKC Hosts Latino American Film Series

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UMKC will host a series of events focused on Latino-American history, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The series is hosted by University Libraries in collaboration with the faculty in the Latina/Latino Studies program. Four discussion forums are scheduled for September 2015 through April 2016, with three of the sessions including a showing of a chapter from the six-part Latino Americans: 500 Years of History film series.

The schedule of events for the UMKC series:

September 12, 2015 1:30-3:30pm

Latino American's 500 Years of History film series: Empire Dreams

Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery 915 W. 17th St Kansas City, MO

The discussion will be led by Miguel Carranza Ph. D., director of Latina/Latino studies at UMKC, with guest scholar Gene Chavez, Ph. D, an expert in the history of Latinos in Kansas City

November 14, 2015 1:30-3:30pm

Screening of War and Peace and panel discussion

National WWI Museum, 100 W 26th St, Kansas City, MO

The discussion will be led by Norma Cantu Ph. D, UMKC professor of Latina/Latino Studies and English

February 4, 2016 5:30pm -8:00pm

Latino Americans 500 Years of History film series Prejudice and Pride

UMKC Miller Nichols Library and Learning Center, Jeannette Nichols Forum 800 E 51st St Kansas City, MO 64110

John Valadez, producer of the Latino Americans film series, will be the guest speaker and will talk about the making of the series after the showing of the episode, Predjudice and Pride. Miguel Carranza, Ph.D., Director of Latina/Latino studies at UMKC will be the discussion leader.

April 21, 2016 6:00pm program, 5:30pm reception

Samora Legacy Project Archive discussion

UMKC Miller Nichols Learning Center: Jeannette Nichols Forum, 800 E 51st St Kansas City, MO 64110

Guest speaker Geoff Samora, son of Julian Samora, will talk about the Samora Legacy Project Archive. The discussion will be led by Miguel Carranza Ph. D., director of Latina/Latino studies at UMKC.

Click here for more details on the April 21 event.

For more information about this event, contact the Library Administrative Office at 816-235-5828