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Trinity University will celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with five separate presentations by a diverse group of artists who will showcase their cultural experiences. All events are on campus and are free and open to the public.
As part of the Latinx Heritage Month event series, Laura Varela will screen the film As Long as I Remember: American Veteranos followed by a short preview of film-in-progress Raul Salinas: Poetry of Liberation. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. The event is titled "Transmuting Personal and Collective Traumas."
Varela's documentary has been aired on PBS and will be used as a curricular platform for grades 9-12. Varela has dedicated her career as a filmmaker and artist as a form of cultural preservation and activism for the individual and communal healing and justice. She has won awards from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, Humanities Texas, and Latino Public Broadcasting’s Public Media Content Fund and has taught courses on documentary film at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her newest project explores about the life and times of Xicano poet and activist Raul Salinas.
The Latinx Heritage Month series is made possible by Norma E. Cantú, the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University; the MAS Program; the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures; and Women and Gender Studies.
Wednesday, September 27 at 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Ruth Taylor Recital Hall
One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212
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