Kirkwood Community College's Iowa City Campus has been awarded a grant jointly from NEH and ALA in support of programming that raises awareness of Latino American history and culture. We will continue to update this page with information and events related to this grant and related to current issues that involve or impact Latino Americans.
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.
Saturday, Apr 23, 2016, 10:30am to 11:30am at Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A: Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros
Join in Storytime fun as we celebrate Latino books, music and culture. Únete a la diversión en celebracion de los libros Latinos Americanos, la música y la cultura.
Featuring traditional tales told by master storyteller Darrin Crow.
|Luis Argueta, photo courtesy of Maya Media|
“Presents the devastating effects of US Enforcement Immigration policies on communities, families and children. The film tells the gripping personal stories of the individuals, the families and the town that survived the most brutal, most expensive and largest immigration raid in the history of the United States and serves as a cautionary tale of government abuses.”
“ABRAZOS tells the transformational journey of a group of U.S. citizen children who travel from Minnesota to Guatemala to meet their grandparents for the first time.”
|Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez, photo courtesy of the author|
Vallejo sisters, Des Moines, 1945, Iowa Women’s Archives,