Explore the topic and current issue of colorism within the Latino community and celebrate the experiences of al Latinos including Mexicans, South Americans, Central Americans and Caribbean Latinos. There is a calendar of events and speakers that will touch on this issue from various perspectives (http://oiir.illinois.edu/la-casa-cultural-latina/la-casa-events/hispanic-heritage-month). Some of the events to highlight are below:
*Movie Screening: NEGRO: A docu-series about Latino identity – Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m., Lincoln Hall 1000
*Dinner Dialogue: The Many Shades of Brown – Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m., La Casa Cultural Latina 104
*Favianna Rodriguez: Art is a Hammer: The Transformative Power of Culture to Promote Equality, Justice and Pussy Power – Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m., Illini Union Rooms
*Richard Villegas: Story-sick: Storytelling Surgery and Other Remedies – Thursday, October 9, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m., La Casa Cultural Latina 104
*Movie Screening: Unfreedom, Friday, October 10, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m., La Casa Cultural Latina 104
The mission of La Casa Cultural Latina is to promote a welcoming and dynamic atmosphere through the development of educational, cultural, socio-political, and social programs that lead to greater recruitment, retention, advancement, and empowerment of Latina/o students. La Casa engages current and future leaders through mentorship, civic engagement, and the promotion of social advocacy. For more information, please see
Co-sponsors: Latina/Latino Studies Department, University UMCA, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Diversity & Social Justice Education, Illini Union, CU Immigration Forum, Channing-Murray Foundation, Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of UC, UC Friends Meeting
Some of the events throughout the month are paid for in part by the Student Cultural Programming Fee.
Thanks to Berenice Sánchez of La Casa Cultural Latina for this information item.