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Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, 100 Years in New Jersey

Rutgers University Libraries NEH/ALA Grant Project 2015-2016

List of events

Rutgers University Libraries have received a competitive Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).  The Libraries are partnering with campus units and public libraries across the state to foster understanding of New Jersey Latino history and culture through presentation of the PBS film series accompanied by discussion with scholars, exhibits, concerts, and lectures.

Beginning October 10, the New Brunswick Free Public Library (NBFPL) will air all six episodes of the Latino Americans series, one per week, with scholars from Rutgers and elsewhere leading community discussions. The Rutgers Center for Latino Arts and Culture (CLAC) will also air the 6 episodes on campus biweekly in the fall semester with discussions led by Rutgers scholars. In Camden, the Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez branch of the Camden Public Library (CPL) at Rutgers will air the series weekly starting September 12 with three Rutgers-Camden scholars leading those discussions. And, finally, the Newark Public Library will air one of the episodes on October 17 in conjunction with talks by several Rutgers and other scholars, focusing on the Cuban and Puerto Rican experience in New Jersey.  Each of the project participants, including the Libraries, will also sponsor a number of related activities about Latinos in New Jersey, ranging from book talks to art exhibits and music productions to children’s story hours.  For a schedule of the film showings, related events, and location-specific, click on the highlighted links below.

For a more extensive guide about the Latino Americans 500 PBS series click here

PBS films

Lectures, Exhibits, Concerts

New Brunswick Free Public Library

Rutgers/Camden County Library

Newark Public Library

Rutgers New Brunswick

Full Schedule

Schedule of Activities

Camden County Library, Nilsa L. Cruz-Perez Branch

with Rutgers University Robeson Library-Camden

New Brunswick Free Public Library

Newark Public Library

 

Rutgers University—New Brunswick

Date, Time, & Location Forthcoming

 

September 2015 – June 2016

 

PBS FILM VIEWING/DISCUSSION

Foreigners in their Own Land (1565-1880)

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 2:00 pm

Camden County Library, Nilsa L. Cruz-Perez Branch at Rutgers-Camden

Rutgers Camden Multi-Purpose Room

 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

New Brunswick Free Public Library Community Room

1:00 English Language; 2:00 Spanish Language

3:00 Discussion Led by Danilo Figueredo, Bloomfield College

 

Rutgers University—New Brunswick

Date, Time, & Location Forthcoming

 


Empire of Dreams (1880-1942)

Tuesday, September 15, 5:00 PM

Camden County Library, Nilsa L. Cruz-Perez Branch at Rutgers-Camden,

Rutgers Camden Multi-Purpose Room

Discussion Led by Dr. Lorrin Thomas, Rutgers-Camden

 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

New Brunswick Free Public Library Community Room

1:00 Introduction by TBA

2:00 English Language; 3:00 Spanish Language

 

Rutgers University—New Brunswick

Date, Location, & Time Forthcoming

 

 

War and Peace (1942-1954)

Tuesday, September 22, 5:00 pm

Camden County Library, Nilsa L. Cruz-Perez Branch at Rutgers-Camden

Rutgers Camden Multi-Purpose Room

Discussion Led by Dr. Lorrin Thomas, Rutgers-Camden

 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

New Brunswick Free Public Library Community Room

1:00 Introduction by Dr. Aldo Lauria Santiago, Rutgers University--NB

2:00 English Language; 3:00 Spanish Language

 

Rutgers University—New Brunswick

Date, Location, & Time Forthcoming

 


The New Latinos (1946-1965)

Tuesday, September 29, 5:00 pm

Camden County Library, Nilsa L. Cruz-Perez Branch at Rutgers-Camden

Rutgers Camden Multi-Purpose Room

 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Newark Public Library

Cuban-Americans: Exile, Memory and Change

Discussion Led by Danilo Figueredo

 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

New Brunswick Free Public Library Community Room, 2:00 English Language; 1:00 English Language; 2:00 Spanish Language

3:00 Reading by Danilo Figueredo of Children’s Book

 

Rutgers University—New Brunswick

Date, Time, & Location Forthcoming

 

 

Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)

Tuesday, October 6, 5:00 pm

Camden County Library, Nilsa L. Cruz-Perez Branch at Rutgers-Camden

Rutgers Camden Multi-Purpose Room

 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

New Brunswick Free Public Library Community Room

1:00 Introduction by Dr. Aldo Lauria Santiago, Rutgers University--NB

2:00 English Language; 3:00 Spanish Language

 

Rutgers University—New Brunswick

Date, Location, & Time Forthcoming

 

 

Peril and Promise (1980-2000)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 5:00 pm

Camden County Library, Nilsa L. Cruz-Perez Branch at Rutgers-Camden

Rutgers Camden Multi-Purpose Room

Discussion Led by Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Rutgers-Camden

 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

New Brunswick Free Public Library Community Room

1:00 Introduction by Rutgers University Scholars:

Dr. Peter Guarnaccia and Carolina Alonso Bejarano

 2:00 English Language; 3:00 Spanish Language

 

Rutgers University—New Brunswick

Date, Location, & Time Forthcoming

 

 

LATINO AMERICANS: 500 YEARS OF HISTORY

Lectures, Exhibits, Concerts

 

From Island to Ocean:

Caribbean and Pacific Dialogues by Fidalis Buehler and Juana Valdes

September 9 – December 6, 2015

Rutgers University Art Library

Sponsored by Rutgers University Center for Cultural Analysis in conjunction with Brigham Young University Humanities Center’s Archipelagoes, Oceans and Americas Research Group and the Rutgers University Libraries

 

Latino American Art Exhibit

September 13 – October 31, 2015

New Brunswick Free Public Library

Featuring award winning Dominican Artist Sigfrido Duarte, Guest Artists Ines M. Almeida (Colombia), German Perez (El Salvador), and Esperanza Galindo (El Salvador)

 

Revolvers and Pistolas, Vaqueros and Caballeros:

DebuFrom Islannking the Old West

Thursday, September 17, 7 pm

Barnes and Noble—Rutgers University, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick

Book Discussion with Author Danilo Figueredo

 

Beyond Exile: Cubans in New Jersey Exhibit

Opening Reception Thursday, September 17, 2015 6:00 PM

Newark Public Library

Exhibit describing the Cuban American experience in Northern New Jersey

 

Newark Citizen Historian Initiative

Dates, Locations and Times to be Announced

8 Lectures

Newark Public Library, Newark History Society, Rutgers University-

Newark Dana Library

 

The History of Cuba in 12 Songs

La Historia de Cuba en 12 Cancione

Featuring Gema Corredera, Cuban Vocalist

Saturday, September 26, 2 pm  

Newark Public Library, Centennial Hall

 

Ray Suarez, Author and Former PBS Commentator

Author of Latino-Americans: 500 Years of History

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 10 am – 12 noon

Rutgers University Libraries, Alexander Library, 4th Floor Lecture Hall

 

Dia De Los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration

Monday, October 19, 6 – 8 pm

New Brunswick Free Public Library Community Room

Discussion led by Dr. Regina Marchi, author of Day of the Dead in the USA: The Migration and Transformation of a Cultural Phenomenon

 

The Lost Child—Film Screening

Operation Pedro Pan exodus of 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban children to the U.S.

Saturday, November 17, 2015, 2:00 pm

Newark Public Library

Discussion with Filmmaker Gabriela Figueredo

Personal commentary from members of the Pedro Pan generation, and discussion with one of the refugees brought to the U.S. under this program, Yvonne Massip Figueredo

 

Julia Alvarez, Author

Reading and Other Activities

March 3 – 4, 2016

Times and Locations to be announced

 

Photographs of the Cuban Revolution 50 Years Later

March 2016

Rutgers University Art Library

Ilya Genin Photographer

 

 

For more information:

Camden County Library, Nilsa L. Cruz-Perez Branch at Rutgers-Camden:

http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/camden-county-library-branch-rutgers

 

Newark Public Library’s 2015 Hispanic Heritage Celebration schedule of free public programs and events:

In English -- http://www.npl.org/Pages/ProgramsExhibits/hh15/hh15.html

En español -- http://www.npl.org/Pages/ProgramsExhibits/hh15/hh15esp.html

 

New Brunswick Free Public Library events: http://www.nbfpl.org/events.html#LA500

 

Rutgers University Center for Latino Arts and Culture (CLAC): http://clac.rutgers.edu/news-and-events/

 

Rutgers University Libraries: www.libraries.rutgers.edu

 

 

 

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant to the Rutgers University Libraries from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

 

 

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