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2011.09.09 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Lecture, Documentary Screening Part of Latino Heritage Month

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will host three events in September to honor and celebrate Latino Heritage Month.

All events are free, and open to the campus community and the public.

Wednesday, Sept. 14 | Noon to 1 p.m., Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room

Unspoken Issues
, a discussion featuring Dr. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, professor of Political Science and the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS), and Pelema Morrice, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management in Student Affairs. Dr. Benjamin-Alvarado will discuss “The Latino Political Gap.” Morrice will lecture on “Personal Perspective on Hardships and Latino Heritage.” The event will be moderated by student Katherine Mac-Holmes.

Tuesday, Sept. 20 | Noon to 1:30 p.m., Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room

¡Chicana Power! Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement
, a lecture by Dr. Maylei Blackwell, assistant professor of Chicana/o Studies and Women’s Studies at the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles. This lecture is part of the OLLAS Charla Series and is being co-sponsored by the Department of History and the program in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Thursday, Sept. 29 | 7 to 10 p.m., Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom

Mariachi Luna y Sol
from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by an 8 p.m. screening of the documentary “9500 Liberty” and a discussion moderated by Christian Espinosa, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies.

UNO’s Latino Heritage Month events are sponsored by Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies and the Student Cultural Programming Committee.

For more information, call (402) 554-2711.

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