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Actor-activist Esai Morales' speech highlights National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at IU

Morales, Esai

Actor Esai Morales will deliver a keynote address on Indiana University's Bloomington campus this fall, part of the university's annual celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Morales will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at IU Cinema, just before the screening of "Gun Hill Road," a Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Nominee film.   Full Story >>

IU Cinema to host university's first Latino Film Festival and Conference

Gun Hill Road

Indiana University will host its first Latino Film Festival and Conference April 5 to 7 at IU Cinema. Meant to showcase the richness and complexity of Latino life -- both in the U.S. and at its margins in places such as Cuba and Mexico -- the film festival and conference will take on themes related to migration, work, family, sexuality, race, love, (il)legality and yearning.   Full Story >>

Film Festival to highlight social, economic needs of Haiti one year after devastating earthquake

Poto Mitan

A new film festival that focuses on the ongoing social and economic needs of people in Haiti is scheduled for 1-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The Haiti Film Festival is presented by Indiana University's Latino Cultural Center (La Casa) and the community group Bloomington for Haiti. "This film festival is a great way to continue to educate and bring awareness on what is happening in Haiti," said Lillian Casillas, director of La Casa. "People quickly forget or move on to other topics, but we need to keep Haiti in the forefront of their consciousness."   Full Story >>

'Shadow of Cortes' exhibit traces route of conquistador, how he is remembered

In the Shadow of Cortes

The exhibit "In the Shadow of Cortés: From Veracruz to Mexico City" will open at 5 p.m. Friday (Oct. 2) at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 416 N. Indiana Ave. at Indiana University Bloomington.   Full Story >>

Cultural centers at IU launch "Choice of Colors" series

Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center

Cultural centers at Indiana University have joined efforts to create a brown bag discussion series this fall, "Choice of Colors," which will address issues of diversity, identity and cultural awareness. The first event takes place Thursday (Sept. 24).   Full Story >>

Deadline approaching for students to register for IU Latino conference in Indianapolis

Sleeping Giant

The deadline is approaching for college and high school students across the state to register for the 10th Annual Indiana Latino Leadership Conference. Indiana University Bloomington's Indiana Latino Leadership Conference committee members are sponsoring this year's event with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Ivy Tech Community College. This year's theme is "Sleeping Giant? From Invisible to Invincible," and the conference will be Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Campus Center at IUPUI.   Full Story >>