Latino Americans Programs Begin at Sims Library

The first two programs in the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History will be held at Sims Memorial Library at Southeastern this week.  On Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 240 at the Library, Dr. Marianna Kunow, Instructor in Foreign Languages and project scholar for the series, will show the video "The New Latinos (1946 - 1963)" followed by a discussion.  Light snacks will be served.

The following day, Thursday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m., Dr. Jason Landrum, Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the Writing Center, will present "From Zorro to Machete: The Story of Latinos in Hollywood," discussing traditional cinematic stereotypes of Latinos in film and how recent Latino filmmakers have subverted and resisted this limited representation.  The lecture will be held on the third floor of the Library.

Both programs are free and open to the public, as are all of the programs in the series.  A complete schedule of the entire series along with other information can be found at

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square, and the programs are funded by a grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  For more information, contact Eric Johnson at Sims Library at 985-549-3962 or via e-mail at

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