Is democracy a product? It is marketable? Can it be sold? In 1988 Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade brash young advertising executive Rene Saavedra (Gael García Bernal) to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources, and under scrutiny by the despot minions, Saavedra and his team devise a plan to win the election and set Chile free. The film is adapted from the unpublished play by Antonio Skarmeta "El plebiscito"
Dr. Acosta program is titled "Migrant home making, reshaping the Heartland: Latino diasporic settlement and cultural practice in rural America. She will address the recent migratory flows of Latinas and Latinos into the Midwest, with a focus on Central Illinois. For more information about this program, please contact the Education Department via email at email@example.com
Invited guest, Kate Regan, Professor of Spanish - University of Portland, will give a brief introduction to her film "Trekking with Quixote in the 21st century" followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
12th Annual IWU Hispanic Heritage Celebration Dinner celebrating Arab and North African influences in Spanish cuisine. Event capacity has been met.
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies, Daynalí Flores-Rodríguez and Arturo García, will hold a Q&A session with Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs after the viewing of the film "The Latino List: Exploring the Meaning of Latino in the 21st Century." The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Studies, the International Studies Program, the Offices of the Dean of Students and Multicultural Student Affairs, and SALSA.
Visiting Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, James Courtad, will present the film "The Way" for the IWU International Film Series.
"The Way" is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends, and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son (played by Emilio Estevez), killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son's desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn't plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him and his "California Bubble Life". Inexperienced as a trekker, Tom soon discovers that he will not be alone on this journey.
Come and hear about what courses you need for a Hispanic Studies major or minor. We'll be covering curricular changes and innovations, internship opportunities and Spring 2013 courses...and pizza! Sign up here so we have an accurate head count.
Students enrolled in Spn 240: Spanish for Social Justice will talk about the community projects they are researching this semester. You will hear about about various topics such as immigration, teaching in bilingual classes, marketing for a Latino business, Radio Latina, and much more.
2nd Annual Light the Night: A Multicultural Celebration of the Season of Light service from 8 to 10pm. This program is designed to bring people from different backgrounds together for one communal holiday celebration. As part of the program, SALSA and Assistant Professor, Daynalí Flores-Rodríguez will be speaking about some Christmas traditions common in Spanish speaking countries, such as las posadas and las parrandas navideñas. A example of these traditions will be performed by Hispanic Studies students and members of SALSA (Spanish and Latino Student Association).