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Hispanic Heritage Month 2014 Film Series 
FilmLike Water for Chocolate  (Rated R)
Date: Monday, September 22nd 
Location: Student Union Theater
Time: 7 PM - 9 PM
Based on the best selling novel by Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate ​is a passionate love story set in turn-of-the-century Mexico. Lumi Cavazos and Marco Leonardi star as a pair of star-crossed lovers, Tita and Pedro, who are forbidden from marrying despite their deep love for one another.   


FilmDiarios de Motocicleta (The Motorcycle Diaries)  (Rated R)
Date: Thursday, October 16th
Location: Student Union Theater
Time: 7 PM - 9 PM
Set in 1952, this film is a biographical account of the 8,000 km motorcycle journey across South America undertaken by then medical student Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, (later better known as General Che Guevara), and his friend Alberto Granado. Intended as a fun excursion and recreational road trip, their journey ultimately influences each man's life in unexpected ways.

Film: A Day Without a Mexican ​(Rated R)
Date: Thursday, October 30th
Location: Student Union Theater
Time: 7 PM - 9 PM
In this 2004 mockumentary, the California Dream becomes a hilarious nightmare when the Golden State's  entire Latin American population mysteriously vanishes. Confusion, misunderstandings, and humorous situations abound, marking this film as a satirical, modern-day fairy tale with a very current message. 

Study Abroad Ice Cream Social 

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014  from 7:00 - 9:30 PM in the Student Union Meeting Room Two

LASA students to host Carnival

The Latin American Student Association will be hosting their annual Carnival celebration on Friday, April 4th in the front lawn from 5 to 7 p.m. The theme of the Carnaval is Wet 'n wild. For more information, see the event flyer.

Students and faculty present their research projects at the FLAG Conference in Atlanta

MCL Spanish for Professional and Foreign Language Education students presented their research at the Foreign Language Association of Georgia (FLAG) conference that took place in Atlanta, March 7 - 8. These students will be engaged in research and service-learning in Cádiz, Spain, during the summer of 2014.

Faculty and students at FLAG

Franco-Arabic Film Festival

When and Where: OCTOBER 28 st 7 PM in the UC's Dogwood Room; OCTOBER 29 at 7 PM in the Student Union Movie Theater; NOVEMBER 5 at 7 PM in West Hall Room 138

Selected Movie Titles:  OCTOBER 28 - Days of Glory  OCTOBER 29 - Le Grand Voyage   NOVEMBER 5 - Les Intouchables

Hispanic Heritage Month

Find out more about Hispanic Heritage Month.

The Dream Act Goes On: The Dream Act in the present political context 

When: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Bailey Science Auditorium Room 1011

Valdosta State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages present The DREAM Act Panel. The DREAM Act, or The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act is a bipartisan legislation with the goal to provide a path to citizenship for eligible unauthorized youth and young adults, many of whom were brought to the US as children. The act was first introduced in 2001 and it has undergone numerous rejections and revisions since then. Contrary to popular belief, it has not been passed into law. However, President Obama announced on June 15, 2012 that the US Department of Homeland Security would not deport undocumented youth who are eligible for the DREAM Act. Instead, they are given “deferred action” which gives them temporary permission to remain in the US. This program is referred to as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

Guest speakers at the seminar will include Jerry Gonzalez, the founder and executive director of The Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, or Galeo, and the Galeo Latino Community Development Fund. Due to his efforts in promoting Latin community participation in the 2010 census, promoting voter engagement, and his success in halting the implementation of a piece of Arizona-styled anti-immigration legislation in Georgia, he was included in Georgia Trend Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential Georgians. Israel Cortez, the region’s Migrant Director for the State Board of Education will also speak at the event. Through his work with the SBOE, Cortez assists with program planning and implementation, program evaluation, and identification and recruitment of migrant youth.

Sigma Delta Pi New Member Induction Ceremony

When: OCTOBER 24 at 6 PM

Where: West Hall Room 138 

Please join us at this celebratory event as the Hispanic Honor Society recognizes and inducts its newest members. 

Salsa Lessons: The 1-2-3 of Salsa making

When: October 18, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Turner Center for the Arts, 521 N Patterson St

LASA presents Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off 2013

When: September 16, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Gazebo/Pergola between Nevins Hall & West Hall

Learn more about Hispanic History and Culture through Spanish trivia! Find out more.

LASA Presents Salsa Night

When: September 27, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where: Student Union Cypress Room

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with latin beats, salsa dancing and a yummy salsa bar! Find out more.

Movie Afternoon with LASA!

When: September 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Odum Library Auditorium, Room #1160

Come out and enjoy a spectacular viewing of Volver in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month. Find out more.

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