Oct. 11: History of the Hispanic, Latino experience at Indiana State, 1870 – present

2-4pm Wed. October 11 – Library Events Area

The history of students and faculty at ISU of Hispanic/Latino descent will be explored through original documents, archival photos, and testimonies. This hidden history will begin to be revealed. As we celebrate the Sesquicentennial of Indiana State University, presenters from ISU’s past and present will discuss the history of Hispanics/Latinos at the College and/or their individual histories/experiences at State.

Speakers include Crystal Mikell Reynolds (Chief Researcher, History); Dr. Timothy Hawkins (Professor, History); Dr. Carmen Montañez (Emeriti Faculty, Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics); Karina Arrambide (Graduate Student and Admissions Counselor), and Theresa Ortega (HOLA and HLA) who will speak about her father’s experience as one of the first Hispanic/Latino students on State’s campus in the late 50s-early 60s.

Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Sesquicentennial Committee and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Questions? Contact Theresa at (812) 237-8096 or via email at tortega@indstate.edu.

Sep. 28: French Film Series concludes: Avril et le monde truqué

The work of the great comic book artist Jacques Tardi is cleverly and beautifully carried to the big screen in April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truque), a surreal sci-fi period piece that reimagines mid-20th century Paris as a smog-filled, steam-powered Napoleonic empire whose future lies in the hands of an orphaned young woman, voiced by French star Marion Cotillard.

6pm – 8pm in the Library Events Area

Sep. 21: French Film series continues: Fatima

“This is my intifada,” [Fatima] says: her act of uprising. Raising her daughters is her rebellion against oppression.

 

“Fatima” is a modest but engrossing movie, clocking in at a slim 78 minutes, that explores what that sort of act of rebellion might look like for a woman like Fatima: a North African immigrant in her mid-forties, divorced, living in Lyon, in a community that doesn’t seem overly eager to assimilate her or women like her. As such, it combines several currents running through contemporary European cinema: the sticky matter of immigration and assimilation, the challenges faced by the working class, and the tricky matters women navigate when they’re members of both of those groups.

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