Would you like to learn more about the inspiring, rich, varied history and experiences, arts and literatures of Latina/o/x in the United States? Visit our Cosecha/Harvest learning Canvas platform to access documentaries, podcasts, and more. Do it at your own pace, driven by your own interests and passions from home… wherever home is to you right now. For more information, please contact Professor María Laura Bocaz, email@example.com.
The Latin band, Quimbao, was created in 2010. Oscar Perez, pianist and director of the musical group, began his musical career in Peru more than 25 years ago. The members are musicians from different Latin countries and also have a great musical trajectory. Quimbao is one of the best bands in the Washington, DC area (Virginia, Maryland, DC.). They are very popular and have performances every week. They have a recorded a CD and won two awards. Quimbao has performed in different states (universities, festivals and private events) and play almost all Latin rhythms like salsa, merengue, cumbia, bachata, Latin jazz and many more. Please join us for this live musical performance!
Dance has been used as a means of expression throughout the Latino culture. Over time, each country has created and perfected their own rhythm, incorporating what they’ve learned from others as well. Come join the Latino Student Association for a night filled with music and dancing. We will introduce and demonstrate an abundance of Latin dances and invite you to learn and show off your moves! See you there!
Details the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity, as labor leaders organize farmworkers in California, and as activists push for better education opportunities for Latinos, the inclusion of Latino studies, and empowerment in the political process. Register here for the Human Rights Film Series: The Latino Americans.
As COVID-19 continues to sweep across the world, the social justice issues of Black and brown communities become further exposed and protested. While the root of these protests go from issues such as police brutality, the prison system, and colorism in our communities, they are also followed by communities that continue to struggle with overcrowded immigration detention centers, a battle with DACA recipients, and disproportionate cases of COVID-19 itself. Join the James Farmer Multicultural Center, the Black Student Association, UMW NAACP, Data Mavens, and the Latino Student Association for discussions on relevant and encapsulating topics on immigration and the struggle for equality and liberation.
Come out and help us wrap up our LIM celebration with Sabor Latino. This event will showcase the many different countries and concepts we introduced this month. Join us as we showcase live, authentic Latin cuisine demonstration, interactive and exciting performances, a fashion show and music! ¡Hasta pronto!
Join us for this rocking kickoff. Find out what this week is all about and listen to some awesome tunes from LGBT+ artists. We will be going over the events this week as well as how to access them this year. Register here for the Opening Act event: https://students.umw.edu/multicultural/programs/gsma-celebration/event-registration-opening-act/.
The show continues with as we look at and discuss LGBT+ musicians in cinema! After viewing Rocketman, we will have a Zoom discussion about portrayal of our community in films. Rocketman is a biographical film about the life and career of Elton John. Register here for the Rocketman movie night event: https://students.umw.edu/multicultural/programs/gsma-celebration/event-registration-movie-night-rocketman/.
Rosemary Ketchum is a member of the City Council of Wheeling, West Virginia representing Ward 3. She is also Associate Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Wheeling Drop-in Center and on the boards of several organizations including the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. She has served as a guest on MSNBC and the TODAY show and has been profiled by several publications including Time Magazine, CBS, and CNN for her work in community organizing and politics. Register here for the Keynote with Councilwoman Rosemary Ketchum: https://students.umw.edu/multicultural/programs/gsma-celebration/event-registration-keynote-councilwoman-rosemary-ketchum/.