September 11, 2019

September 15 officially kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month. The 30-day period celebrates the history, culture, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. 

Catholic University is hosting the following events for National Hispanic Heritage Month, including readings, discussions, films, music, and dance. All events are located on the campus of Catholic University at 620, Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. 

September 24

Rhythms of Latin America
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m
Where: Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B
Join the Center For Cultural Engagement as they celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Rhythms of Latin America. The focus will be on Latin American traditions with food, music, and dance. The Center will also recognize the contributions of Hispanics/ Latinos to the Catholic University community.

September 30

A Celebration of Mexican Independence 
Time: 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Where: Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A
Celebrate Mexico’s independence with a reading of the Plan de Iguala, the 1821 document announcing the independence of Mexico from Spain. University Archives holds an original archival copy of the document that will be on display, along with copies of the Tratado de Cordoba and the Acta Independencia.  

October 1

Intercultural Dialogues - "It's Not Just About Migrants"
Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Caldwell Hall, Caldwell Auditorium
Join the conversation as speakers discuss Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Given the current climate and anti-immigrant sentiment in the country and abroad, the discussion covers questions like, how can people of faith counter these sentiments and help build a culture of encounter? Featured speakers include Most Rev. Mario E. Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington; Julia Young, associate professor of history; and William Dinges, professor of religious studies. 

October 2

Transient Identities II - Latin American Film Festival
Film: “Suffragists: Political Struggles for Women in Mexico” with Q&A with Director Ana Cruz
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Where: Gowan Hall, Gowan Auditorium (126)
This year is the second iteration of Transient Identities Film Festival. The festival showcases Latin American and Latino films dealing with questions of identity, circulation, and migration within and across borders. This year, in honor of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, Transient Identities Film Festival's selection focuses on women and their struggles for representation. 

October 9 

Transient Identities II - Latin American Film Festival
Film: “La Reina de España” with Q&A with Anastasiya Stoyneva, clinical assistant professor of Spanish
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Where: Gowan Hall, Gowan Auditorium (126) 

October 16

Transient Identities II - Latin American Film Festival
Film: “The Second Mother” with Q&A with Nathalia Henrich, director of The Oliveira Lima Library
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Where: Gowan Hall, Gowan Auditorium (126)

October 23

Transient Identities II - Latin American Film Festival
Film: “El Futuro Perfecto”
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Where: Gowan Hall, Gowan Auditorium (126)

October 30

Transient Identities II - Latin American Film Festival
Film: “La Chiperita”
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Where: Gowan Hall, Gowan Auditorium (126)

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MEDIA: To attend the events or to schedule an interview, contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at communications@cua.edu or 202-319-5600.

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