Latino Americans Programs 2nd Week

The next two programs in the “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” will be held at Sims Memorial Library and at the Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch this week. On Wednesday, March 2, 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 “Prejudice and Price (1965 - 1980)” followed by a discussion. Light snacks will be served.

The following Saturday, March 5, at 1 p.m., Mr. Javier Juarez, owner and director of Javier’s Dance Studio in Slidell, will present “!Baile! A Latino American Dance Celebration” at the Ponchatoula Library, 380 North Fifth Street. The program will feature a variety of Latino American dances performed by Juarez and his troupe.

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 in this online guide.

“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 Sims Library Director Eric Johnson at 549-3962 or at

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 8:37:55 AM CST