Mendelssohn Theatre, Michigan League
Join us in celebration of Latin@ Heritage Month at the University of Michigan for an evening dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of campus diversity issues, and the challenges Latin@ students face across the United States.
An opening reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. will feature short films from the PBS series Independent Lens' American Graduate: ¡Vamos a Lograrlo! initiative, as well as the
"Yo Soy" exhibition, a collection of Latin@ stories from across the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor campus gathered as part of the University of Michigan's Latin@ Heritage Month Celebration.
At 6:00 p.m. in the Mendelssohn Theatre we will premiere a portion of THE GRADUATES/LOS GRADUADOS, an
eye-opening documentary on the challenges facing Latin@ students from across the USA, prior to its national broadcast on PBS.
A panel to discuss the film and success strategies for incorporating diversity and Latin@ students more fully into K-16 academic life will immediately follow the film's screening. Panelists TBA.
Finally, the evening will conclude with a closing reception where attendees are encouraged to network with others from across campus and the greater Ann Arbor community to brainstorm effective ways that the community can best serve a diverse student body, including a growing number of Latin@ students.
Food and refreshments will be provided at both the opening and closing reception(s).