Frances Yates

Frances Yates

War, Peace, and the New Latinos

War, Peace, and the New Latinos

IU East hosts two film screenings in November, as part of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History series. The November 10 discussion will be led by Dr. Katherine Miller, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. On November 17, discussion will be facilitated by IU East students Nate Pendergraft, president of the history club, and Katelyn Brown, of the World Languages and Cultures Club Both screenings are in the “Back Stacks” area of the Campus Library and begin at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome! November 10 – War and Peace (1942-1954) http://iue.libguides.com/latinoamericans/episode3 Throughout World War II Latino Americans fought alongside Anglos. In the Pacific, East Los Angelos’ Guy Gabaldon became a Marine Corps legend when he singlehandedly captured more enemy soldiers than anyone … Continued
I have been so busy asking for faith that I forgot to ask for patience

I have been so busy asking for faith that I forgot to ask for patience

“I have been so busy asking for faith that I forgot to ask for patience.” ~ Marjorie Agosin, I lived on Butterfly Hill Latino Americans: 500 Years of History continues at IU East On Oct. 12-13, with a visit from award-winning author and activist Marjorie Agosin. Agosin is the winner of the Pura Belpré award for her young adult novel I Lived on Butterfly Hill. The book reflects her experience as a child during the severe political turmoil in Chile. Agosin is the author of numerous books, including these that are available in the IU East Campus Library: Amigas, A Cross and a Star, Landscapes of a New Land, Stitching Resistance, and Women, Gender, and Human Rights. She has been … Continued
Positively Connecting with Positive

Positively Connecting with Positive

The One Book 2015 selection is Positive by Paige Rawl. Paige conveys important messages about bullying, HIV, and overcoming obstacles in life. If you have not yet read the book, free copies are still available at the IU East Campus Library. Fifteen hundred books have been distributed to campus and community participants, and readers are engaging with the content in a variety of ways: • First year seminar students are discussing “differences” with clients of Independent Living Center, creating a scrapbook called “Paige’s pages,” and designing book covers with original art that reflect the themes in Positive • Nursing students are connecting book content with community outreach programs and writing reflections on the book’s content • Psychology students will lead a positivity workshop … Continued
Foreigners in their Own Land (1565-1880)

Foreigners in their Own Land (1565-1880)

Join campus and community members for the first film in the “Latino Americans: 500 years of history” series, on Tues., September 8 at 5:30 pm at the Morrisson-Reeves Library. IU East scholar Dr. Christine Nemcik will lead a discussion about the early history of Latinos in America. Refreshments will be provided by community member Pam Zelaya. There will also be an opportunity for participants to have “cultural conversations” with IU East students, as we strive to document the stories of local members of the Latino American community on our region. The streaming version of the film, available in English and in Spanish, is available here as well as a lecture by Dr. Nemcik. Below is a summary of this episode. … Continued
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History hosted by IU East

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History hosted by IU East

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History is a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), and is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square. Indiana University East is the proud recipient of a $10,000 ALA/NEH which will enable us to host a variety of programs throughout the 2015-16 school year. http://www.iue.edu/latinoamericans/ We kick off our theme year on September 8th with the first of six episodes of the critically acclaimed PBS series Latino Americans. Films will be shown alternately at the Morrison Reeves Library and at IU East. Film discussions will be led by Dr. Christine Nemcik, who serves as the program … Continued