Film Series Highlights the Latino American Experience
Release Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015
Contact: Erica Fields, Dayton Human Relations Council, 9373331403
Katy Kelly, University of Dayton Libraries, 9372294274
The Dayton Human Relations Council is partnering with the University of Dayton to
present a film series on the Latino American experience. Admission to the following
films, all shown on the University of Dayton campus, is free:
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m., Roesch Library Collab
A documentary about the history and struggles of Latino baseball players, hosted by
Tom Nichols, Dayton Dragons director of media relations and broadcasting.
ʺLatino Americans Episode 6: Peril and Promise (1980‑2000)ʺ
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7:00 p.m., Sears Recital Hall
A scholar‑led screening of episode 6 of the PBS Series ʺLatino Americans: Peril and
Promise.ʺ Explores the second wave of Cubans arriving in Miami during the Mariel
exodus, as well as hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and
Guatemalans fleeing civil wars. Discussion and screening facilitated by Tereza Szeghi.
ʺUnder the Same Moonʺ
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m., Roesch Library Collab
A fictional story of a mother and son crossing the border illegally into the U.S., years
apart. Hosted by Sr. Maria Stacy, director of Hispanic Catholic Ministry, North.
ʺFrom Mambo to Hip Hopʺ
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m., Roesch Library Collab
A documentary about music of the South Bronx, beginning with the Puerto Rican
migration and the adoption of Cuban rhythms to create the New York salsa sound.
Parking: Use the main campus entrance (Stewart Street, just east of Brown Street) and
follow the signs to visitor parking. An attendant will issue a parking pass.
The film series is part of ʺLatino Americans: 500 Years of History,ʺ a special program
of public events scheduled for September through March. The program is made
possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the
American Library Association.
For more information, visit go.udayton.edu/LA500 or call 937‑229‑4274.