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~Latina Month: Celebrating Latina Culture at Wellesley College ~

For immediate release:
April 8, 2002

Mary Ann Hill,

WELLESLEY, Mass. - Wellesley College celebrates Latina Month during April with a variety of lectures, films, and performances sponsored by Latina student organizations. New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron will deliver the keynote address on Monday, April 29.

April 1 Latina Month kick-off reception at the Davis Museum & Cultural Center. Sponsored by Mezcla.

Davis Museum & Cultural Center 5:30 - 7:30 pm
April 2 Lecture: "The Forgotten Story of Edmundo Padilla" by independent filmmaker Gregorio Rocha. Sponsored by Mezcla.

  7 pm
April 4 Panel of Latina alumnae.Sponsored by Mezcla.

Library Lecture Room 7 pm
April 8 Lecture: "The Work of Phillippe Bourgois." A presentation by Alina Ball on the book, In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio. Sponsored by Mezcla.
277 Science Center 6 pm
April 10 Lecture: "Latina!" a behind-the-scenes perspective of Latina magazine and the publishing industry by Carolina Miranda. Sponsored by Mezcla.
Pendleton West 212 6 pm
April 16 Lecture: "Lesbianism in Latina America and Latinas in the Criminal Justice System" by Juanita Diaz-Cotto, author of Companeras: Latina Lesbians. Sponsored by Mezcla.
Pendleton East 239 7 pm
April 18 "Latina Cafe II," a showcase of student accomplishments. Sponsored by Mezcla.
Molly's Pub

8:30 - 10 pm
April 20 Noche de Gala, a Latino dance performance with special guests Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de Harvard and Casino Rueda de MIT. Sponsored by Cielito Lindo. Jewett Auditorium 7 pm
April 21 "Sister, Can We Talk?" a discussion about race at Wellesley College. Co-sponsored by Ethos, Mezcla, and Wellesley Asian Alliance. Tower Court Great Hall 7 - 9:30 pm
April 22 Lecture: "The Last Tortilla and Other Stories" by author Sergio Troncoso on what it means to break barriers in the literary world. Sponsored by Mezcla.
Pendleton West 212 7 pm
April 24 Lecture: "Madres de la Plaza de Mayo -- Linea Fundadora" by Nora Cortinas, president of Madres de la Plaza de Mayo--Línea Fundadora (Argentina). Sponsored by Alianza. Collins Cinema 8 pm
April 29 Keynote Address: Rebecca Vigil-Giron, Secretary of State for New Mexico. Reception at 6 pm precedes lecture. Sponsored by Mezcla.
277 Science Center 7 pm


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