INFORMATION BELOW SUBJECT TO CHANGE (Updated 14 Feb)
ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY
The Oscar nominated and Emmy Award winning documentary, Which Way Home is now available on Netflix!
March 1: Applications for the summer internship at the Mexican Consulate in Detroit are due to Dr. Slaughter (Alma College students only)
Friday March 18th Karneval Hosted by the Modern Language Department.
(Time and location TBA)
Sponsored by Modern Language Dept, Chinese Club, French Club, German Club, International Club, Spanish Club, Bicentenario.
Wednesday, March 23 Women's History Month Keynote speaker, Norma Ramos, Co-Exec director of Coalition Against Trafficking of Women, serves on the board of the National Hispanic Environmental Council. Location: Chapel at 8:00 PM
Sponsored by: WGS, Co-Curr
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Saturday, March 26th Día de fútbol/Soccer Day. Join us at the Alma College Football Stadium for a day of fútbol/soccer. Events will include rotating pick-up games, a skills contest, and a 4 on 4 tournament. Register your team of 4-8 players today! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
March 28th : Michigan Author Series presents Dr. Larry Lafontaine-Stokes (Puerto Rico), professor at U of M, author of QueerRicans (academic ) and Blue Fingernails (short stories).
6th Annual Hilson MLK Poetry Slam
Tuesday, Jan 18
8 p.m.Van Dusen Rotunda
Sponsored by MCSU and the English Departmentcontact: firstname.lastname@example.org NOVEMBER
Through Nov. 7: Which Way Home (Dir. Rebecca Cammisa, 2009) will be available on HBO-On Demand. (Alma College professor Stephany Slaughter won an Emmy for her work as a field producer on the film.) The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call “The Beast.” Director Rebecca Cammisa (Sister Helen, 2002) tracks the stories of children like Olga and Freddy, 9-year old Hondurans who are desperately trying to reach their families in Minnesota, and Jose, a 10-year-old El Salvadoran who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center. It also focuses on Kevin, a canny, streetwise 14-year-old Honduran, whose mother hopes that he will reach New York City and send money back to his family. These are stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow. They are the ones you never hear about—the invisible ones.
Other Screenings of Which Way Home in November:
Thursday, Nov. 4, 4 p.m. at GVSU’s Pew Campus. Dr. Slaughter will participate in a Q&A
Friday, Nov. 19, 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Which Way Home participates in the Columbus Film Festival, Canzani Center, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio.
Nov. 6 Sigma Tau Delta will host a trip to the Flint Art Institute to view its exhibit on Cuban Art. We will meet at the SAC parking lot at 11:00 and proceed to Flint, where we will have lunch and move to the exhibit. For more information, contact Dana E. Aspinall at (989) 463-7269.
Through Nov. 11: Photo Exhibit continues in Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery: “La Lucha Libre [Wrestlers]” by Mexican photographer Lourdes Grobet.
Nov. 12 International Kitchen at St. Mary Church Hall. Ecuadorian meal (Llapingacho supper) to benefit the children of an extended day program in Quito, Ecuador (Ñeque y mas Ñeque). $5 ages 13 and over, $3 ages 6-12, and children 5 and under are free. For more information contact Dr. Bonhage-Freund at (989) 463-7186.
Nov. 15 Film: Entre Pancho Villa y una mujer desnuda (Dir. Sabina Berman, Mexico, 1996) in Spanish with English sub-titles. Jones Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 20 Trip to Detroit Institute of Arts for the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution. This is the BIG event in November in the Bicentenario series of events. We have reserved the college bus to go to the Detroit Institute of Arts for a celebration of the Centenary of the Mexican Revolution. Co-sponsored with the Mexican Consulate, this trip will include a number of special events in the DIA.
October Click a highlighted event to see more details.
Rebroadcasts of Emmy-winning Which Way Home
HBO is re-broadcasting the Oscar and Emmy nominated documentary Which Way Home. (Alma College professor Stephany Slaughter won an Emmy for her work as a field producer on the film.)
- Oct. 7 HBO Latino East 2:30 p.m. (ET)
- Oct. 7 HBO Latino West 5:30 p.m. (ET)
- Oct. 9 HBO Latino East 2:45 p.m. (ET)
- Oct. 9 HBO Latino West 5:45 p.m. (ET)
- Oct. 4 – Nov. 7 Which Way Home (Dir. Rebecca Cammisa, 2009) will be available on HBO-On Demand
Saturday, Oct. 9: Matt Reinke 5k Scot Trot
Join "Team Bicentenario" to run/walk the Matt Reinke 5k Scot Trot (Bahlke Field). Find registration forms here and write “Team Bicentenario” in the blank for “Organization Representing.” Team runners who meet the Pre Registration deadline (Oct. 1) will be given a “Team Bicentenario” T-shirt while supplies last (though donations will be graciously accepted). Our shirts are “Sweatshop free!” T-shirts will be available for purchase on race day (Oct. 9). Registration fees benefit the Matt Reinke Scholarship Fund. Questions about the team should be directed to email@example.com. Questions about the race should be directed to Dr. Maurie Luetkemeier at (989) 463-7278 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, Oct. 12 Panel Discussion: “What’s in a Name?”
(Día de la raza) at 8 p.m. in SAC 113: Panel: “What’s in a Name?” Inspired in part by recent changes to ethnic and racial categories on the 2010 U.S. Census, we would like to invite you to join us this “Día de la raza” (Race Day in Latin America–also known as “Columbus Day” in the U.S.) to reflect on the meanings behind and reactions to racial and ethnic names. Information: email@example.com
Through Oct. 17: Photo Contest: “Michigan’s Links to Mexico”
Photo Contest: We seek the best non-professional photos that relate to the theme of Michigan’s Links to Mexico. Submitted photos will be judged by Associate Professor of Art and Design Sandra Lopez-Isnardi and Digital Media Editor Skip Traynor. Once determined, winners in each category will be notified either electronically or by postcard beginning Monday, Nov. 8, receive $100, and be invited to attend a reception on Nov. 20, 2010, at the Detroit Institute of Arts where their photos will be displayed. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.alma.edu/academics/departments/humanities/languages/bicentenario/PhotoContest
Friday, Oct. 15: Photo Exhibit, Short Presentation & Film Screening
7 p.m in the Rotunda and Jones Auditorium: “Mexican Wrestling Crosses the Border: Lourdes Grobet, el Santo, and Jack Black” (Photo exhibit, short presentation and film screening). As a part of the inaugural event for the exhibition of Mexican photographer Lourdes Grobet’s (http://www.lourdesgrobet.com/) photos of Mexican Lucha Libre (which will be on display in the Alma College library from early October to early November), we will show the U.S. film Nacho Libre starring Jack Black (Dir. Jared Hess, 2006). For information, contact Professor Stephany Slaughter.
Wednesday, Oct. 27: Panel Discussion: “Only One Ecuador: Teaching and Learning Opportunities in Quito and Beyond.”
7 p.m. in SAC 113: Panel: “Only One Ecuador: Teaching and Learning Opportunities in Quito and Beyond.” Alma College faculty, students and staff involved with academic opportunities in Ecuador will share their experiences and answer questions. Come for the food—stay for the conversation! For information, contact Professor Joanne Gilbert.
Thursday, Oct. 28: 200 años después. . . Reflexiones.
7 p.m. in the Rotunda of Tyler-Van Dusen: 200 años después. . . Reflexiones. Informes: email@example.com
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Friday, Sept. 17: Bicentenario in Michigan Launch Fiesta
Friday, Sept. 17: Bicentenario in Michigan Launch Fiesta. (free and open to the public).
- 3–5 p.m. Information fair in Tyler Van-Dusen with mariachi music, dance and zumba demonstrations
- 5–7 p.m. Dinner break ($7.65 per person for community members and non-meal plan holders for all-you-can-eat in the dining hall. Cash or checks, no credit cards)
- 5-6; 6-7 Animated Short Films from Battalón 52 (Spanish with English Subtitles). Before or after dinner, stop in to see these Mexican short films created for the Bicentenario. The full cycle (an introductory documentary of 20 min. followed by over 20 shorts of less than two minutes each) will run twice. Feel free to drop in and out.
- 7–11 p.m. “Baile Latino” in Tyler Van-Dusen. Join us for a dance featuring a disk jockey who specializes in Latino music. Special guest Consul Vicente Sanchez from the Mexican Consulate in Detroit will give the “Grito de Independencia” at 7 p.m.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO WORKED TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS! GRACIAS A TODOS QUE COOPERARON PARA QUE ESTE EVENTO FUERA UN EXITO!
Friday, Sept. 17: Photo Contest Begins
Wednesday, Sept. 22: “Panel: Immigration and the U.S. Constitution”
8 p.m. SAC 113: “Panel: Immigration and the U.S. Constitution” Confirmed Speakers: Alma College Professors Kristin Olbertson, J.D., Ph.D. and Bill Gorton, Ph.D.; and invited speaker, immigration attorney Lara Pierce
Possible additional speaker from APROMEX (Association of Mexican Professionals in Michigan)
Saturday, Sept. 25: Alma College Volleyball Benefit Match
1 p.m. Art Smith Arena, Hogan PE Center: Alma College Volleyball Benefit Match. This benefit match aims to raise awareness and funds to support Nicaraguan schools where the team volunteered this past summer. All proceeds earned during the event will be donated to the Los Pupitos program in San Juan Del Sur—a program that funds schools for physically and mentally handicapped children in Nicaragua. Several schools have limited school supplies and sports equipment. ACVB invites you to donate gently used sports equipment to be sent to Nicaraguan schools the team visited.
Wednesday Sept. 29: “Borders, Immigrants and National Values: Shaping Immigration Policy to Benefit Everyone”
8 p.m. DOW L1: Guest Speaker West Cosgrove “Borders, Immigrants and National Values: Shaping Immigration Policy to Benefit Everyone”