International Week

Sept. 19-23, 2016
Various Locations

View a list of events here.

Documenting Latina/o High School Experiences and College Dreams

September 21, 2016, 7:00-8:30pm
Madison Union, Room 405

This JMU International Week program showcases the power of documentary film for sharing the diversity of voices in our community, and for activating thoughtful discussion of how immigration policies and college admission practices impact our campus community.

Please join us in viewing several short documentary film projects of local Latina/o high school students with college dreams that were produced by JMU students of the School of Media Arts and Design. The films will serve as a vehicle to engage in dialogue with each other and with the students in the films about the diversity of Latino communities, the barriers that many first-generation Latinos experience in their quest for college, and the state of national immigration policies, as well as college admission practices of the Commonwealth.


Film: Harvest of Empire

September 13, 2016, 7:00-9:00pm
Cole Hall, Bridgewater College

A documentary that explores the connection between the history of the United States' involvement in Latin America and immigration issues today.

19th Harrisonburg International Festival

September 24, 2016, 12:00-6:00pm
Hillandale Park, Harrisonburg

Celebrate our cultural and language diversity at this free famiy friendly event, with plenty of foods and crafts available for purchase, and activities for visitors of all ages. Rain or shine, the show will go on. We are a family-oriented and handicapped accessible event with shuttle service available. We encourage visitors to bike, walk, or use the free shuttle service provided from parking lots running every 15 minutes throughout the day.

Latino Film Festival

Sept. 28 - Oct. 2, 2016
Court Square Theater

The annual Latiino Film Festival returns to Court Square Theater! A curated selection of Spanish language films will be screened over the course of a week, in celebration of Hispanic culture.

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