September 15th to October 15th is Latinx Heritage Month, and the Latina/o Studies Program (LSP), in collaboration with the Carolina Latinx Center, is putting on many exciting events to celebrate!
The LSP is a transdisciplinary program offering classes for both undergraduate and graduate students, speaker series, film screenings, and even an undergraduate minor.
The program was developed by the DOECL’s very own María DeGuzmán, Eugene H. Falk Distinguished Professor of English & Comparative Literature, after founding the UNC Latina/o Cultures Speakers Series.
Read more about this month’s events celebrating Latinx heritage, community, and scholarship at UNC, below:
LSP and KINO CORNER Present: Ya no estoy aquí
September 21, Wednesday, 8:00PM
Genome Sciences Building Room G100.
Film Screening of Ya no estoy aquí (I’m No Longer Here) (Fernando Frías, 2019, Mexico).
This screening, in collaboration with the graduate film screening series KINO CORNER, will include a critical introduction and will be followed by a casual and lively discussion with an LSP graduate coordinator and the KINO CORNER coordinators. The film celebrates the counter-culture of Kolombia —dancing and listening to “Cumbia rebajada” — while also investigating the complicated hardships that arise from gang violence in Monterrey, México.
Selection of Carolina Latinx Center Latinx Heritage Speaker Events:
September 19, 2022 at 6:00PM
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
“María Cristina García is the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies at Cornell University. Her most recent book, The Refugee Challenge in Post-Cold War America, examines the actors and interests that shaped US refugee policy in the Post-Cold War and post-9/11 era. Her talk will examine the effects of hurricanes on Central American migration movements.”
Wednesday, October 5 2022 at 7:00 PM
Carolina Union Great Hall
“We are pleased to announce the Keynote Speaker for the 2022 Latinx Heritage Month: Laurie Hernandez! Laurie is a 2x Olympic Gymnast Medalist, Dancing with the Stars Champion, and Advocate! We are thrilled to welcome her to UNC to discuss her story and how she is now living her life as she begins her own college journey.”
Find many more Latinx Heritage Month events here!