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Center for Latino and Latin American Studies

2nd Annual CWU Hispanic Heritage Month

I. Thursday, September 27, 4:00-6:00 pm: Welcome Back Reception for Latino Students—CWU Grupe Center. Program Coordinator: Dr. Gilberto García.

II. One Earth: We Know This Much Is True: Film Series

Tuesdays at 7:00 in Dean Hall 104

  • October 2—Y también la lluvia (Even the Rain),  Dr. Stefanie Wickstrom, presenter
  • October 9—The Milagro Beanfield War, Dr. Jason Dormady, presenter
  • October 16—La cosecha (The Harvest), CAMP staff: Miriam Bocchetti, Mayra Nambo, presenters
  • October 23—Waste Land, Dr. Mark Auslander

III.  Monday, October 8, 6:00- 8:00 pm. Through The Prism Of Tango—Interactive Presentation by Gabriela Condrea:When 1+1=1: That Impossible Connection: the intersections between tango and life." Book Presentation and Dancing. Hertz Hall, 122.

IV. Wednesday, October 10, Thursday, October 11: In conjunction with CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice, CWU- CLLAS presents Ms. Christina López, Latina Author and Feminist Activist. Lecture: Estamos en la lucha: Immigrant Women Workers Light the Fire of Resistance: Wednesday, October 10, 5:30pm, Science Bldg., Room 147. She will be also available for class meetings and student group meetings.

V. Wednesday, October 24 and Thursday, Thursday, October 25: Visit of Mr. Erim Gomez, M.S. Mr. Gomez is a prominent Latino McNair Scholar and a  Bullitt Environmental Fellow.  He is currently working with a $100,000 research grant on Endangered Species Laboratory:  School of the Environment, Washington State University, Ph. D Candidate in Biology at Washington State University.

  • Wednesday, 10/24, 3:00-4:30pm- Workshop for all students:  Planning and Preparing for Graduate School:  Keys to Acceptance, Funding and Success. CASA LATINA, MEChA, CAMP, STAR, TRIO students are particularly invited. Black Hall Bldg., 150.
  • Thursday 10/25, 3:00-4:30pm: Workshop for Science Students: Opportunities in Science and the Importance of diversifying the ProfessorateBlack Hall Bldg., 152.  
  • Thursday, October 25, 7:00-8:00pm CWU Lecture: Mi Historia:  A Latino’s Journey into Academia. Science Bldg. 147. Open to the CWU & town community. Q/A period after the lecture.

*   Mr. Erim Gómez will be available to meet with CWU Faculty, students and administrators during his two- day visit to CWU. He will be available for class meetings and student group meetings. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet an inspiring Latino scholar!

VI. Wednesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 1. Mexican Cultural Celebration: The Day of The Dead: Altares y Ofrendas. CWU Latino students’ collaborative artwork to be displayed on campus and in Ellensburg. Ms. Joan Cawley-Crane, Art Dpt. Faculty, Coordinator of the event.

VII. Wednesday, November 14, 7pm. CWU SURC—TUSUY DANCES FROM PERU. Directed by Ms. Fabiola Serra. 

For more information, please contact CLLAS Director: Dr. Stella Moreno; CLLAS Associated Faculty: Dr. Christopher Schedler; Dr. Gilberto García, Dr. Daniel Beck; Dr. Stefanie Wickstrom or Program Administrative Assistants: Nicole Newbury; Lindsay Groce

Film Series are co-sponsored by CLLAS, CAH, CAMP, CWU Museum of Culture and Environment, CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice, The CWU Campus Life/Activities Office.

All programs and speakers are sponsored and coordinated by the CWU CLLAS Program Director in collaboration with  The Office of International  Studies & Programs OISP); CWU CASA LATINA, MEChA CWU-LAS: Latin American Studies Program Associated Faculty and students