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OLLU community invited to screening of ‘Prejudice and Pride’

valadezFilm producer John Valadez will lead a screening of his film, “Prejudice and Pride,” Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in Thiry Auditorium.

The film, which is an installment of the six-part PBS series “Latino Americans,” focuses on key events and people that led to the formation of the Chicano identity during the 60s and 70s as the labor leaders organized farm workers in California. The film also chronicles how activists pushed for better education opportunities for Latinos, the inclusion of Latino studies, and empowerment in the political process.

A discussion panel will follow featuring Valadez, OLLU professor Steven Wise, and host-producer for Catholic Television of San Antonio, and OLLU alumna, Martha Tijerina.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Center for Mexican American Studies and Research at 210-431-4148 or cmasr@ollusa.edu.

OLLU community invited to reading by Beatriz de la Garza

Author Beatriz de la Garza will present a reading and book signing on campus Wednesday at 7p.m. Providence Hall, West Social Room (PWSR).

De La Garza’s stories take place in Texas through various eras and are often told through a feminine voice. De La Garza’s books include, “Pillars of Gold and Silver,” “A Law for the Lion: A Tale of Crime and Injustice in the Borderlands,” and “From the Republic of the Rio Grande: A Personal History.”

There will be a reception prior to the reading at 6 p.m. in the Main Building Renaissance Parlor. The event is sponsored by the OLLU Center for Mexican American Studies and Research and the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Books will be available for purchase during the event. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Center for Mexican American Studies and Research at 210-431-4148 or cmasr@ollusa.edu.