Calendar of Events

Hispanic Heritage Opening Celebration

Monday, September 17, 2018

6:00 PM

Triplett Alumni Center, Butler Auditorium

Join us for an exciting kickoff to Hispanic Heritage Month! Local poets will be expressing their cultures and backgrounds through music and readings. This is perfect for the coffeehouse native, the aspiring writer, or anyone else who loves joining in community around Hispanic heritage. There will also be refreshments provided and the event is free to attend. However, there is a $10 suggested donation for “Para La Naturaleza.” This is a relief organization that is looking to reforest the Puerto Rico with over 1 million trees by 2020 after losing 100 million trees during Hurricane Maria.

Hispanic Heritage Films Series

The University of Mississippi’s Department of Modern Languages will present the five films from Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. All films will include English subtitles. All films will begin at 6:00 PM and will be held in the Lamar Hall, Room 127. See the trailers at Spanish Film Club by Pragda. For More Information, contact Professor Diane Marting at dmarting@olemiss.edu.

  • September 13: Sealed Cargo
    • This Bolivian black comedy focuses on the normally unfunny topic of the dumping of toxic waste in rural areas. It features magnificent photography of the Andean region with haunting images of indigenous culture appearing at crucial moments.
  • September 27: Panama Canal Stories
    • This film is comprised of a series of shorts that follow chronologically sequential stories. The connections are finely attuned so that they appear to tell a single story on the integration and lack of integration of the Panamanian and US populations in the Canal Zone.
  • October 4: The Second Mother
    • The first Brazilian film to be featured in the series, “The Second Mother” focuses on the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper who suddenly appears, throwing into disarray the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home.
  • October 11: Summer 1993
    • Six-year-old Frida moves in with her aunt and uncle after her mother passes away. The rich, saturated tones of this beautiful film belie the troubles Frida has in adjusting to her new life.
  • October 18: Spider Thieves
    • Several Chilean teenagers, including one who is pregnant, all of whom from a poor section of town, decide it would be fun to see how the rich live. They break into upper-level apartments in skyscrapers from the outside. The film is based on a true story.

The Hispanic Heritage Series is made possible with the support of Pragda, the Spanish Film Club, SPAIN Arts & Culture, and the Secretary of State for the Culture of Spain. Sponsors include The Department of Modern Languages, The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, The Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.

Other Events

Latinx in the Media

Thursday, September 20, 2018

5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Lamar Hall, Room 126

Do you love Netflix, TV series, and other forms of media? Join us for an open discussion on how the Latinx community is portrayed in the media, as well as their media presence. The discussion will highlight the history of Latinx in the media, as well as how it is manifesting today. Brittany Brown, a senior journalism major, will be facilitating this event.

Latinas of Ole Miss

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Lamar Hall, Room 126

Join us for an empowering discussion highlighting the experiences of Latinas at Ole Miss. This will be a space for students, professors, and advisors to gain cultural insights, community, and knowledge through this discussion. Hilda Nieblas, the Graduate Community Director for Student Housing, will be facilitating this event

Fifty Years after 1968:
The State of Latin American Politics

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Croft Institute, Room 107

As we mark a half-century since 1968, this public forum addresses political transformations sweeping through Latin America that have major implications for global affairs. Bringing together UM faculty in political science, sociology, and anthropology, the panelists will speak to hemispheric issues such as the weakening of democracy, social unrest, organized crime and violence, Chinese investment in the region, and watershed elections. Speakers include Dr. Gregory Love, Dr. Miguel Centellas, Dr. Kate Centellas, and Dr. Marcos Mendoza.

Hispanic Heritage Month Oxford Book Release

Saturday, September 29, 2018

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Goolsbys Barber Shop

Julian Randall, an Ole Miss graduate student, has written his own book, Refuse. This book documents a young biracial man’s journey through the mythos of Blackness, Latinidad, family, sexuality and a hostile American landscape. Refuse is a poetry debut that accepts that every song must end before walking confidently into the next music. This is a special opportunity to connect with an author from our University that you will not want to miss!

Are you Ready? Dialogue Series: Let’ Start the Conversation

Monday, October 8, 2018

6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Bryant 209

Are you ready for a unique, engaging dialogue series? Join us as we discuss the intersection of Latinx and LGBTQ+ identities. The interactive dialogue will celebrate the contributions of members of both the LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities. Topics such as the aftermath of the Pulse Nightclub shooting will also be discussed. Julian Randall, an Ole Miss graduate student, will facilitate the discussion.

Hispanic Heritage Month Book Reading

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Square Books

Set against the backdrop of the Obama presidency, Julian Randall’s Refuse documents a young biracial man’s journey through the mythos of Blackness, Latinidad, family, sexuality and a hostile American landscape. Mapping the relationship between father and son caught in a lineage of grief and inherited Black trauma, Randall conjures reflections from mythical figures such as Icarus, Narcissus and the absent Frank Ocean. Not merely a story of the wound but the salve, Refuse is a poetry debut that accepts that every song must end before walking confidently into the next music.

What is AfroLatinidad?

Monday, October 15, 2018

6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Lamar Hall, Room 126

What is AfroLatinidad? Come to this event to find out! This event is a discussion about the cultural fusion that is AfroLatinidad. A panel of Ole Miss students, faculty, and staff will also share their experiences with culture, campus, and community. You will even have the opportunity to ask questions! Dr. Simone Delerme, McMullan Assistant Professor of Southern Studies and Anthropology, will facilitate the discussion. 

Hispanic Heritage Month Sponsors

The Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement

Department of Modern Language

Latin American Student Organization

The Spanish Film Club

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For more information or disability accommodations, please contact The Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at 662-915-1689 or inclusion@olemiss.edu.