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The University of Missouri celebrates Latinx Heritage Month from the middle of September through the middle of October each year. Please find our current list of 2019 events and programming below! Contact us at diversity@missouri.edu to add your event(s) to the list.

Movie Discussion — Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

3-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16
220 Townsend: The Bridge

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After watching the film on your own, join the discussion as we examine the journey of Miles Morales, son of an African American father and a Puerto Rican mother, from ordinary high school student to New York’s newest superhero, with the assistance from web-slingers of other dimensions. Dr. Mike Metz, Assistant Professor in English Education, will help us explore ways this animated superhero film exemplifies complexity in identity, genre and modality.

Registration is requested at bit.ly/Fall2019BridgeMoveDiscussions.
Contact: MizzouEdDiversity@missouri.edu
573-882-0511

Advocacy & Expression: Hispanic Heritage and the Chicano Movement

Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18
314 Hill Hall

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Join IDE’S Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Fall 2019 Core Concept Series. Diversity and inclusion are labels used to express complex, multi-faceted organizational strategies, goals and values. The purpose of the Core Concepts Series is to provide members of the Mizzou community with a foundational understanding of essential ideas to promote diversity and inclusion at Mizzou.

Register for this FREE professional development now! Learn more about the Core Concepts Series or additional fall offerings from IDE’s Office of Inclusive Engagement.

Book Discussion: The Poet X

Noon-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20
220 Townsend: The Bridge

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Please join us to discuss the novel The Poet X by the award-winning author Elizabeth Acevedo. This story, written from the perspective of Harlem native Xiomara Batista, shows a young woman understanding herself and identity while tackling many other things thrown at her along the way. See as Xiomara learns to use poetry as her way of self expression while trying to hide parts of herself from her loved ones. Join us to discuss her journey on how she refused to be silenced and feel inspired.

Registration requested at bit.ly/BridgeBookDiscussionsFall2019.
Contact: MizzouEdDiversity@missouri.edu
573-882-0511

Noche Latinx

6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24
Memorial Union’s Stotler Lounge

Event flyer: blue background with light green border and image of Central and South America. Text in full in post: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 in Memorial Union's Stotler Lounge. Join the Multicultural Center and the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) for a night of games, food, and fun while learning about the wide range of identities within Latinx community.

Join the Multicultural Center and the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) for a night of games, food, and fun while learning about the wide range of identities within Latinx community.

Share Your Story Roundtable

3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27
Memorial Union North 204, Meeting Room 4

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Mizzou faculty, staff and students are invited to have candid conversations about their life and experience at Mizzou. Share about your research and interests in small group conversations led by a moderator. This is a great opportunity to meet people outside your department and find collaborations. This event is presented by the Cambio Center in collaboration with LGPN and ALAS. Refreshments will be provided.

Violence and Periphery: 20th and 21st Century Liminal Narratives from Latin America

3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4
Memorial Union South 107

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Four ABD students from the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures present an excerpt of the research for their doctoral dissertations. They explore Latin American narratives of the 20th and 21st century infused with violence, composed from the periphery by liminal subjects. A diverse group, each investigate novels, poetry, screenplays, and corridos.

  • “From the absurd to revolt: Albert Camus’ philosophy in the poetry of Carlos Martínez Rivas and Charles Bukowski” Eduardo Medina
  • “Aesthetics of Necropolitics in Mexico: The Corridos to Manuel Torres Félix during the War on Drugs” Martín Mulligan
  • “Violence Against Hegemonic Familial and Governmental Institutions in the Screenplay Otilia Rauda by Dana Rotberg” Verónica Pérez-Picasso
  • “Tanta gente of Memo Ánjel: Farmworkers’ Journey and Displacement to Establish a Town in the Antioquian Andes of Colombia” Juan Manuel Zuluaga

Event is sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literature with the Cambio Center.

Beyond Assimilation: The Myth of the Melting Pot

Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16
314 Hill Hall

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Join IDE’S Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Fall 2019 Core Concept Series. Diversity and inclusion are labels used to express complex, multi-faceted organizational strategies, goals and values. The purpose of the Core Concepts Series is to provide members of the Mizzou community with a foundational understanding of essential ideas to promote diversity and inclusion at Mizzou.

Register for this FREE professional development now! Learn more about the Core Concepts Series or additional fall offerings from IDE’s Office of Inclusive Engagement.

Forum on Latinx Identity

6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24
Memorial Union, Arvah E. Strickland Room

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Latin@? Latinx? Hispanic? Come listen to a discussion led by Dr. Irma Arteaga and Dr. Gustavo Carlo who will discuss the difficulties on defining their identity, their research, and their experience as Latin@/Latinx/Hispanic faculty in the Midwest. An ALAS and LGPN student will join the conversation to share their experience in the Midwest. This event is presented by the Cambio Center.