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"Violence, Inequality and the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro"

Thursday, April 3, 2014
7:00pm
Music Hall, Room 142

This lecture will be presented by Bryan McCann, Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University, and is sponsored by the Visiting Scholars Program. A live performance of Brazilian music performed by DC Choro will take place after the talk in the same location. Refreshments will be served. 

"Almost Home: Living and Studying Latino Immigration, 1999-2014"

Friday, April 4, 2014
2:00pm
Memorial Hall Forum

Join Dr. Keo Cavalcanti, Professor of Sociology at JMU, as he offers a personal and scholarly reflection on what it is like to be a Latino immigrant in the United States, from the point of view of a Brazilian who has lived here for three decades and who has spent the last fifteen years of his academic career studying the phenomenon. The lecture makes an intellectual argument for the value of immigration in American Life--its contributions, advantages, and the real impact that immigrants have in this country. But it also examines the difficulties faced by Latino immigrants of all classes as they struggle with assimilation issues in the United States, as they try to live in two different cultural worlds at the same time. Refreshments will be served. 

"Sex, Marriage, and the Transatlantic Voyage: The Spanish Colonization of Patagonia, 1778-1783"

Presented by: Allyson Poska, Professor of History and Program Chair of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Mary Washington
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 5:00pm
Health and Human Services Building (HHS), Room 1301

In the 1780s, the Spanish Crown attempted to resettle hundreds of northern Spanish peasant women and their families to Patagonia (now Argentina). Remarkably, almost as soon as they left their native villages, they adopted an entirely new set of expectations surrounding sex and marriage, becoming far more conservative than their female relations who remained in Spain.

Latino Film Festival

Oct. 2-6, 2013
Court Square Theater, 41-F Court Square, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
See the poster for film schedule and descriptions.

VALHEN 2013 Encuentro

Join us on October 10-11 and learn about Developing the Hispanic Workforce through Higher Education. This event is co-sponsored by J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (JSRCC) and the Community College Alliance (CCWA).

  • Learn about the higher education side of workforce development.
  • Network with those responsible for the best programs available.
  • Engage with those who prepare Virginia's 21st Century leaders.

Registration is now open at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7799230709.

Where: J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College - Parham Campus, 1651 E. Parham Road, Workforce Training Center, Richmond, VA 23285.

   Visit http://www.valhen.org/Encuentro for a schedule of events and list of speakers.

Francis, The First Pope from Latin America: A Roundtable Discussion

Allegheny Room (Festival)
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7:15-9:00pm

A roundtable with Dr. Chris Blake, Dr. Iain Maclean, and members from the Harrisonburg Catholic community. The panel discussed their thoughts on the effect Pope Francis, the first Pope from Latin America, may have on the region and Latinos everywhere. 

Grupo Candela dance performance

Grupo Candela performing at Cultura y Comunidad, April 18, 2013

Cultura y Comunidad 2013: Mirando Hacia Mexico / Focus on Mexico

April 18-19, 2013

This event included a workshop on Latino/a history and culture for area educators, a keynote lecture titled "Santa Muerte: The Mushrooming New Cult of Saint Death" given by Dr. Andrew Chesnut of Virginia Commonwealth University, a musical performance by duet Lua, a dance performance by Grupo Candela, a talk on US-Haitian relations by Dr. Sarah Martinez from the State Department and a talk on working for the US Government also given by Dr. Martinez. View the program, poster and teacher workshop invitation for more information.

The History of My Skin / La historia de mi piel

Presented by Niña Yhared
Monday, September 24, 2012, at 7:00pm
Wilson Hall Auditorium

Nina Yhared

Photo by: Antonio Santoyo

Niña Yhared (www.yhared.com) is an internationally renowned performance artist based in Mexico City. Her performances are multi-disciplinary, incorporating painting, film, dance, story-telling, and poetry. La historia de mi piel is a visual metaphor for the skin and the female body as a synthesis of memory and history. The performance included audience participation and discussion. View the performance here.

Library of Congress National Book Festival

The 12th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held on the National Mall between 9th and 14th Streets on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 23 from noon to 5:30 p.m., rain or shine. The event is free and open to the public. Visit the following link for more information: http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2012/12-067.html.

Brazilian Music Night

Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30pm
Forbes Center, Room 1115
Please click here to view the event poster.

Cultura y Comunidad 2012

This event included a piano recital, a talk on Latin music, a photography exhibit and an art lecture that occurred on March 29-30, 2012. A workshop on Latino/a history and culture for area educators was held on March 30, 2012. View the program here for more information.

Baile! Baile! Baile!: A Journey by Piano through Latin America

Latino Film Festival of the Shenandoah Valley

Hispanic Heritage Week