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October
2015
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03:10 PM
America/Chicago

Events This Week: National Hispanic Heritage Month

In observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, UHD will continue its celebration of the history, culture and contributions of Americans with roots in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

See below for this week's schedule of events.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Viewing of "The Harvest [la cosecha]," a film by U. Roberto Romano, with discussion

Time/Location: 1-3 p.m., Houston Room (A300)

Host: Center for Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Description: Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their childhoods to help their families survive. "The Harvest/la cosecha" profiles these three children as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas' onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida's tomato fields to follow the harvest.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Second viewing of The Harvest [la cosecha], a film by U. Roberto Romano, with discussion

Time/Location: 1-3 p.m., S370

Host: Center for Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Description: Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their childhoods to help their families survive. "The Harvest/la cosecha" profiles these three children as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas' onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida's tomato fields to follow the harvest.

Thursday, Oct. 8

"Borders Crossing: Race, Nation and Human Rights"

Time/Location: 5:30 p.m., 1099N

Host: Center for Critical Race Studies & University College

Description: A bilingual, multimedia presentation by Christine Kovic of UH-Clear Lake, author of "Women of Chiapas: Making History in Times of Struggle and Hope" and "Mayan Voices for Human Rights: Displaced Catholics in Highland Chiapas." Kovic will be joined by Francisco Arguelles, who has conducted long-term research on and organized border communities against human rights abuse. This event is part of our annual freshman convocation/summer reader program, which focused on "Into the Beautiful North" by Luis Alberto Urrea. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, Oct. 9

Exhibit Continues: "Remembering World War II: Houston Latino Veterans"

Time/Location: 6-9 p.m., through Nov. 14

Host: Exhibit Gallery, Julia Ideson Building, Houston Public Library, 500 McKinney St.

Description: Nearly 500,000 Hispanics served the US during World War II. This exhibit honors Houston's Latino and Latina veterans of World War II featuring photographs and documents from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.