Dr. Jim Peach, New Mexico State University
The U. S. - Mexico Border: Economic and Demographic Interaction
This film is a romantic comedy about a group of friends and relatives accompanying the body of a famous diva on a journey across Cuba to her final resting place.
Dr. Luis Martínez-Fernández, Rutgers University
Geography... Will It Absolve Cuba? Proximity to the United States and Other Keys to Cuba’s History
A landmark portrait-film of Frida Kahlo, the Mexican painter widely considered the most important female artist of the 20th century. (A different version of the film will be presented at the morning and evening presentations.) Frida 2002 and Frida 1984
Malaika Favorite, artist and writer
Mexican and Caribbean Influences on African-American Art.
Reception to follow evening presentation. A selection of her artwork will also be on display in the Reese Library until March 11.
Dr. Quintard Taylor, University of Washington
Blacks on the Border: The African American Experience in the West
Dr. Roberta Fernández, University of Georgia
Multiple Voices of Women Writers in the Borderlands
Col. Margarita Aponte, U.S. Army–Fort Gordon
Hispanics in the Military
March 18, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Crossing the Border
A festival celebrating the arts, culture, and cuisine of the U.S. borderlands and the world. Held in the Quadrangle behind Fanning Hall. (In case of rain meet at the rear of the New Science Building.)
March 25, 11:15 a.m.
Y tu mamá también
An exhilarating movie about life, death, and coming of age in which everyone lies a little, loses a little, and learns a lot.
(Viewer discretion advised for nudity, language and explicit sex.)
March 25, 7 p.m.
Sugar Cane Alley
Set in Martinique in 1931, this film paints a rich picture of native life under French colonial rule, filtered through the coming-of-age of a bright, sweetly opportunistic boy.
March 28, 7:30 p.m. CANCELLED
Kay Morris and the Jewels
This band has broken religious, racial and cultural barriers with their music–a combination of reggae, soca, and blues, having strong spiritual beliefs commonly found in gospel music. Held at the Physical Education/Athletic Complex at 3109 Wrightsboro Rd.
Elaine Lacy, University of South Carolina - Aiken
South Carolina’s Hispanic Population: A New Transnational Community?
Troubled Harvest. Agronomy and Revolution in Mexico 1880-1994, written by Dr. Joseph Cotter. Presented by ASU history and anthropology department faculty.
Series wrap-up and discussion.