Hispanic Heritage Month to
Feature Multiple Events
Posted September 5, 2001
HOLLAND -- Hope College has scheduled a series of
activities in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.
A panel presentation will examine "Latinos in West
Michigan" on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Maas
Center auditorium. Participants include Nereida Garcia,
principal of Washington Elementary School; Tino Reyes,
executive director of Latin Americans United for Progress;
and Dr. Cliff Welch, associate professor of history at Grand
Valley State University.
A total of three films will be presented through
the college's Dialogue on Race and Latino Film Series. The
film "U.S. Immigrants: A Multicultural Journey," a
historical look at immigration in the United States, will be
presented on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. The film "The
Forgotten Americans," an in-depth look at Las Colonias,
impoverished Latin American communities in America, will be
presented on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. The film
"Understanding Our Differences," an exploration of the
cultural differences of two neighboring families, the
Petersons and the Garcias, will be presented on Wednesday,
Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. All three films will be shown in the
Maas Center conference room.
Dr. Jesus Montano, assistant professor of English
at Hope, will present the academic symposium "Border
Crossing in Literature, Art, and Film" on Thursday, Oct. 25,
at 7 p.m. in the Maas Center conference room.
National Hispanic Heritage Month runs Saturday,
Sept. 15, through Monday, Oct. 15.