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Sep
15
Tue
Cosecha/Harvest @ Canvas Tickets
Sep 15 @ 12:00 am – Oct 15 @ 12:00 am
Cosecha/Harvest @ Canvas

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, mbocazle@umw.edu.

Sep
22
Tue
Latino Identities Month Keynote Musical Performance: Quimbao @ Zoom Tickets
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm
Latino Identities Month Keynote Musical Performance: Quimbao @ Zoom

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!

Sep
25
Fri
¡Bailemos! @ Zoom Tickets
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm
¡Bailemos! @ Zoom

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!

Sep
28
Mon
Human Rights Film Series: “The Latino Americans: Prejudice & Pride” @ Zoom Tickets
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm

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.

Sep
30
Wed
Immigration and the Struggle for Equality and Liberation @ Zoom Tickets
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm
Immigration and the Struggle for Equality and Liberation @ Zoom

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.

Oct
5
Mon
Movie Night: “Shine” @ Zoom Tickets
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm
Movie Night: “Shine” @ Zoom

Two Puerto Rican brothers from New York’s Spanish Harlem and the street’s best Salsa dancers, are separated after a tragedy only to reunite years later on opposing sides of gentrification. BYOPS – Bring your own popcorn and snacks!

Oct
7
Wed
Sabor Latino @ Zoom Tickets
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm
Sabor Latino @ Zoom

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!

Oct
19
Mon
GSMA Celebration Opening Act @ Zoom Tickets
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm

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/.

Oct
20
Tue
GSMA Celebration Movie Night: Rocketman @ Zoom Tickets
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm

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/.

Oct
21
Wed
GSMA Celebration Keynote Solo: Councilwoman Rosemary Ketchum @ Zoom Tickets
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm
GSMA Celebration Keynote Solo: Councilwoman Rosemary Ketchum @ Zoom

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/.