An evening of presentations by community organizations, sponsors and UWL and Viterbo University faculty and students. Preview of collaboration projects, conferences and workshops for the development of the Hispanic and Latinx communities in the La Crosse region. Hosted by Viterbo University Latin American Studies Program. Please RSVP with your organization and name by sending an email to Dr. Omar Granados at firstname.lastname@example.org
A talk by Julie Kline, associate director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), UW-Milwaukee. Kline worked with the national Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) to initiate the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, and served as award coordinator between 1993 and 2011.
A panel discussion with UWL and Viterbo scholars, La Crosse Public Library Archivists and Cuban refugees on the history and social implications of the 1980 Cuban exodus to the La Crosse area and the Fort McCoy Refugee Camp program. The panel is part of the program for La Crosse Public Library’s Archives Month and accompanies the photo and artifact exhibit “The Lost Voices of Mariel: The Cuban Refugee Program at Fort McCoy,” curated by the Department of Global Cultures and Languages and on display at the La Crosse Public library through October 2019.
An evening with the classics of Latin American Music. Duo Aldebaran is a Mexican-American collaboration between flutist Krista Jobson (USA) and guitarist Héctor Javier Rodriguez (Mexico). Krista Jobson is associate professor of Flute at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. She serves as co-principal Flute of the Valley Symphony Orchestra (McAllen, TX), and as principal flute of The Trade Winds Recording Ensemble for Carl Fischer Music (Tampa, FL). Héctor Javier Rodriguez is director of the Guitar Ensemble and lecturer of Applied Guitar at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. He is a prize winner in the University of Texas-Pan American Guitar Competition, Leo Brouwer Prize winner at Festival Internacional de Guitarra del Noreste in Saltillo, Mexico and recipient of the Ocelotl Award by Universidad Autonóma de Coahuila, for Best Artistic Project.
Join the UWL Spanish Club and the Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi in this interactive exploration of the different cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Authentic games, prizes and fun bilingual activities designed for young children and their parents to learn more about what we celebrate during Hispanic Heritage Month.