CVCC Holds Screening of “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

Latino American PBS Video Cover ArtCatawba Valley Community College’s Humanities Department and Library will host a screening of the PBS film “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” Episode V Prejudice and Pride at noon on Sept. 23, in the East Wing Auditorium.

The film sets the stage for the college’s special programming related to the “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” competitive grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

The only community college in North Carolina to receive the NEH and ALA grant, CVCC will hold a series of public programming this academic year. Activities include faculty-led discussions, dramatic productions, a student photography exhibit and will conclude with the Celebration of Nations festival sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

The film “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” highlights the contributions of the largest minority group in the United States.

A discussion about the film will be held at noon, Wed., Sept. 30, by social sciences faculty member Amy Bechtol. Her session will address the misconception that a harmonious society must abandon its unique backgrounds and assimilate to become a homogeneous culture. The discussion will be held in the East Wing Auditorium.

For more information, contact Staci Wilson, 828-327-7000 ext. 4525, or swilson@cvcc.edu.

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