Category American Studies

9.17.15

Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America

Humanities Forum
Eduardo López, television producer, journalist and documentarian
Thursday, September 17 | 5:30 pm
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The rapid growth of the nation’s Latino community has sparked heated national debate over immigration, yet the reality is that many of us know little about the Latin American roots of migration. (Click heading for full description.)

9.24.15

Dear White People: Film Screening and Conversation

Humanities Forum
Kimberly Moffitt, Dresher Center fellow and associate professor of American studies, UMBC
Damon Turner, adjunct professor in Africana studies, UMBC and PhD Candidate in African American history, Morgan State University
Thursday, September 24 | 7 pm
Performing Arts & Humanities Building : Rm. 132

The film Dear White People follows the lives of four black students at an Ivy League college. Director and writer Justin Simien says, “My film is about identity. It’s about the difference between how the mass culture responds to a person because of their race and who that person understands themselves to truly be. All explored through the microcosm of a success-oriented Ivy League college.” (Click heading for full description.)

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