Tuesday October 4th - Reception in Rizza Lobby from 6-630pm (refreshments provided) and Performance from 630-730pm in Rizza Auditorium
A chamber music theatre production for solo actor and trio (cello, piano, percussion), exploring the artistic and political passions of Diego Rivera, the unwavering commitment to human rights of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and the pursuit of social justice by Mexican American desperado Joaquin Murrieta aka Zorro. Text is by Jose Cruz Gonzalez . Music for this show features songs and concert/vernacular music by a wide range of Latin American composers including Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Golijov. more info available here.
Tuesday October 11th from 5-7pm in ABS 102 (food to be provided): Harvest of Empire film and discussion. Co-sponsored with the Latino Club.
El Norte - Mayan Indian peasants are tired of being thought of as nothing more than manual laborers. They organize an effort to improve their lot in life, but are discovered by the Guatemalan army. After the army destroys their village and family, Enrique and Rosa, a teenage brother and sister, who barely escaped the massacre, decide they must flee to United States. After receiving clandestine help from friends and humorous advice from a veteran immigrant on strategies for traveling, they make their way by truck, bus and other means to Los Angeles, where they try to make a new life as young, uneducated, and illegal immigrants.
Latino Americans: The 500-year legacy that shaped a nation - Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States. It is a story of people, politics, and culture, intersecting with much that is central to the history of the United States while also going to places where standard U.S. histories do not tend to tread.
Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project No. 1 Redes - This vivid, documentary-like dramatization of the daily grind of men struggling to make a living by fishing on the Gulf of Mexico (mostly played by real-life fishermen), one worker's terrible loss instigates a political awakening among him and his fellow laborers.