Springfield, MO— Tuesday, November 17th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Library Center, 4653 S Campbell Ave., watch “Foreigners in their Own Land (1565-1880)” from the landmark PBS documentary series “Latino Americans,” rated TV-PG+V+L.
After the screening, Dr. John Chuchiak, professor of Latin American History at Missouri State University, will lead a discussion about the impact of colonization. Funded by Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square. Latino Americans are the country’s largest minority group, with more than 50 million people. Learn how Latinos have helped shape the United States at a series of free public events, including a screening of an episode from the award-winning documentary “Latino Americans.” The Library is one of five state organizations working with the Missouri Humanities Council to showcase the documentary.
Grupolatinoamericano Dance Troupe will perform Friday, November 13, at 6:00 pm at the Library Center. Grupolatinoamericano Dance Troupe will provide a dazzling presentation of authentic dance from Mexico, Central, and South America. This program is provided in partnership with the Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates.