West Long Branch — In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Monmouth University is hosting a series of events. All events are free and open to the public.
• Thursday, October 3, 6 p.m., Anacon Hall, Rebecca Stafford Student Center, Latin Dance Lessons. Join them for an evening of fun and enjoyment as you learn dance moves from a local master in the art of Latin dance. Event sponsored by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Latin American Student Organization.
• Thursday, October 8, 4:30 p.m., Magill Commons Club Dining Room, Andrew Mejer: Perspectives on Immigration and the Law. Come and listen to a lawyer who specializes on local immigration issues, speak about immigration and the law.
• Tuesday, October 15, 1 p.m., Wilson Auditorium, Director Andrew Padilla will screen his documentary “El Barrio Tours,” and will also discuss his vision for the film. Take an in depth look at the phenomena of gentrification as seen through the change in the largest Puerto Rican neighborhood in the 50 states; East Harlem. Event sponsored by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
• Wednesday, October 16, 11:30 am, Wilson Auditorium, film screening of Emmy nominated “Celebrating Life in Union” directed by Gladys Bensimon. This film follows a group of former Cuban political prisoners through their memory of imprisonment and their half century fight against the aging Castro regime. Having developed a strong community that now crosses three generations, they struggle with the realization that their own mortality may come before they can return to their homeland.’ Speak with the director at the conclusion of the film. Event sponsored by the Human Relations Advisory Council (HRAC) and the Office of Student Activities.
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The Monmouth University Library has books, films, and other educational materials related to Hispanic Heritage Month, so be sure to stop by and check out our display now thru October 15th.
If you need special accommodation, or if you have any questions about these events, please call 732-263-5755 prior to the program.