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National Hispanic Heritage Month 2013
The month between 15 September to 15 October is National Hispanic Heritage Month. This event started in 1968, as Hispanic Heritage Week, under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. It was enacted into Public Law 100-402 on 17 August 1988. The Library of Congress maintains a website with more information.
West Valley College joins in paying tribute to the generations of Latinos who have enriched the United States by screening two films, discussing King of Cuba by acclaimed novelist Cristina García, and presenting a display of works, in the WVC Library, by and about Latinos.
In screening these two films, we hope to raise awareness and engage a conversation about the true origins of the Latino presence in the United States, the fastest-growing segment of our population.
Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America is a documentary film written and narrated by Juan González. This film looks at the role that United States economic and military interests played and continues to play in producing massive immigration of Latin Americans to the United States. Screening of this film will be followed by a conversation with the co-director and co-producer, Eduardo Lopéz.
Here are the event details:
When: Wed. October 23
Where: WVC Theatre
Latinos Beyond Reel: Challenging a Media Stereotype is a documentary film that examines how United States news and entertainment media portray–and do not portray–Latinos. This film challenges viewers to think critically about the wide-ranging effects of these media stereotypes. Screening of this film will be followed by a conversation with a panel of WVC faculty members.
Here are the event details:
When: Wed. October 16
Where: WVC Campus Center Lower Level
King of Cuba is Cristina García’s new novel. It focuses on the parallel lives of a weary dictator and an elderly Cuban émigré. Cristina García will join the conversation via Skype. Here is the NY TImes review of King of Cuba.
Here are the event details:
When: Monday 4 November
Time: 2:30 pm
Where: Global Citizenship Center in the WVC Campus Center
These events are free and open to everyone. They are organized by the WVC Global Citizenship Committee and the WVC Library. Screening of Harvest of Empire is funded by the SB70 Global Entrepreneurship Grant.
Linda Ha—“The Rise of Thai Kathoeys”
Stephanie Castro Sousa—“Killing is Never Honorable: Women in Peril Worldwide”
Kelly Voreyer—“Thinly Veiled Threat: Dress Restrictions for Muslim Women in the UK”
Chelsea Charbonneau—“Femicide: The Story of Juarez”
Gaby Serrano—“The Myth of Matriarchy: Sexuality and the Mosuo of Southern China”
Audrey Lalor—“Sex Trafficking: The Modern Slavery”
Alyssa Jones—“When Sex is Work: Sex Workers’ Rights and Resources in Canada”
Sarah Pardee—“Stolen Childhood: Child Marriage is More Common than You Think”
Join us for light refreshments after the presentations!
This event is free and open to everyone. This event is organized by Leigh Burrill and her students in Women’s Studies 1 with the support of the WVC Global Citizenship Committee.Global.firstname.lastname@example.org
Once again, the West Valley College Global Citizenship Committee is pleased to invite you to participate in a one-day discussion about these topics and the role of Global Citizenship within our ever-changing educational landscape. The workshop is a collaborative project with the International Study Programs of the Salzburg Global Seminar and San Jose State University.
Monday April 22nd
8:45 AM to 4:00 PM
Climate Change Symposium
Led by the WVC Sustainability Committee
Join us for another day of great food, stimulating speakers and topics that impact all of us. Speakers include: Chester Arnold, Professor of Art, College of Marin. Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University. Warren Neilson, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Environmental Building Strategies. Armand Neukermans, Engineer, Geoengineer, Inventor, Entrepreneur
"Develop and use your entrepreneurial leadership skills!"
We invite students interested in global issues to apply for a semester long collaboration with SJSU Salzburg Global Seminar Fellows and local high school students. The project will begin on March 4th, 2013 and will provide participants with opportunities to learn about global citizenship.
Please see Attached PDF for more information and application.
Weds March 27th
12:00 to 1:30 PM
Women's History Month Tea Party
Followed by Take Back the Night
Thursday March 28th
3:00 to 5:00 PM
Persian New Year/Sofreh Haft Seen Celebration
Performances, Displays and Refreshments
Wednesday 10 April.
The WVC Global Citizenship Committee is proud to present:
Connected: An Autobiography about Love, Death & Technology
A feature documentary by filmmaker Tiffany Shlain http://connectedthefilm.com
FREE screening, followed by Q&A with Tiffany Shlain, begins at 5:00 PM in the WVC Campus Center on Wednesday 10 April.
This documentary explores what it means to be connected in the 21st century. Shlain reveals the surprising ties that link us not only to the people we love but also to the world at large.
We invite you to make this important film and talk an integral part of your classes. Everyone is welcome. Bring your students, family and friends! And please help us to spread the word by printing and distributing the attached flyer. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you there.
This event is organized by the WVC Global Citizenship Committee and is funded by the SB 70 Global Entrepreneurship grant.