A day to come together as a community to celebrate and appreciate the history, cultures and contributions of Hispanic American individuals with roots in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. There will be films, food, music and an entire day of opportunities to learn.
10:30am – Chapel on the Commons
Chapel on Bentdahl Commons
11am – 4pm – Bentdahl Bazaar
Enjoy music after Chapel, with vendors and displays on the Bell Green and Bentdahl Commons
ALL DAY Fiesta del CAF
The CAF will serve authentic LatinX options.
11am – 1pm Music during lunch.
9:15am – 9:30pm Film Series in the Union (Mott Room)
All are welcome to choose one or several films throughout the day, in celebration of the history, cultures and contributions of individuals with roots in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
9:15am – 10am
Viva La Causa (39 min)
A documentary about the grape strike and boycott led by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s.
11:00 am – noon
PBS Latino Americans: Episode 6 Perils and Promise (55 min)
Takes viewers through the past 30 years, with a second wave of Cubans arriving in Miami during the Mariel exodus and with hundreds of thousands Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans fleeing civil wars, death squads and unrest to go north into a new land — transforming the United States along the way.
12:15 – 1:15 pm
Sipakapa no se vende (57 min)
(Spanish with English subtitles: “Sipakapa is not for sale”)
Analyzes the debate on mining exploitation in Guatemala, as the Sipakapan People fight to defend their autonomy in the face of encroaching neo-liberal “development” megaprojects.
1:30 – 2:30pm
PBS Latino Americans: Episode 2 Empire Dreams (56 min)
The American population begins to be reshaped by an influx that began in 1880 and continues into the 1940s, as Cubans, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans begin arriving in the U.S. and start to build strong Latino-American communities in South Florida, Los Angeles and New York.
2:45 – 3:55pm
Banana Land: Blood, Bullets, and Poison (71 min)
Bananas are by far the most popular fruit in the United States, but consumers know little about the conditions in which they are produced. Banana Land provides a fascinating and surprising peek behind the curtain into an underworld marked by great turmoil and sacrifice.
4:00 – 5:00 pm
PBS Latino Americans: Episode 5 Prejudice and Pride (55 min)
Details the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity, as labor leaders organize farm workers in California, and as activists push for better education opportunities for Latinos, the inclusion of Latino studies, and empowerment in the political process.
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America (90 min)
A groundbreaking documentary that exposes the untold story of Latinos in America and examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.
7:15 – 8:20 pm
Paper Children (Niños de papel) | Inside America’s Overwhelmed Asylum System
Every year, tens of thousands of unaccompanied children flee violence in Central America to seek asylum in the US. The journey is never easy– and once they arrive, there are no guarantees that they’ll be able to stay. Paper Children follows one family’s struggle to build a better future in America despite overwhelming circumstances.
8:45 – 9:30 pm
America First: The Legacy of an Immigration Raid (42 min)
Postville, a small town in Iowa, suffered the largest immigration raid at a worksite in U.S. history: 389 immigrants were arrested in the biggest kosher meatpacking plant in the country. This documentary of the Postville experience sheds light on the impact, efficiency and repercussions of massive worksite raids.