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Phoenix Public Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage MonthPhoenix Public Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month<div class="ExternalClass1D62CCFCC60B4B818A7F4ED850DAA9EF"><p>​<span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;font-size:medium;">Burton Barr Central Library, located at 1221 N. Central Ave, presents Latino Americans: 500 Years of History—a free series of discussions and art exhibitions—in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.  The discussion series, which will take place in Pulliam Auditorium on the first floor, corresponds to the six-part documentary film “Latino Americans.”  This award-winning PBS series chronicles the history of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day.</span></p><div style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana;font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><img alt="Latino Americans: 500 Years of History - graphic" src="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/PublishingImages/eNewsletter/September2015/LatinoAmericans.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:377px;height:185px;" /></span> </div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana;font-size:medium;"> </div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana;font-size:medium;"><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;"><strong>Chicano Education in Arizona | 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22</strong></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">After viewing a portion of episode two in the Latino Americans series, "The Pull and the Push," Dr. Christine Marin, Professor Emeritus, Archivist/Curator and Historian for the Chicana/o Research Collection at ASU, will lead a discussion on the history of the Latino/a educational process in the United States.</span></span></div><div> </div><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;"><strong>Journey Across America | 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29</strong></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">Dr. Louis Mendoza, Director School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies at ASU, will give a multimedia, research-based lecture on the history of Latinos in the United States via settlement, immigration, and colonial conquest.</span></span></div><div> </div><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;"><strong>The History of Latino Urban Art | 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6</strong></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">Rogelio Gutierrez, Assistant Professor at the ASU School of Art, will give a brief lecture on the history and roots of urban art in the Latino culture followed by a tour of the two galleries exhibiting his work and the work of Latino artists from California, Arizona and New Mexico (see description below).</span></span></div><div> </div><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;"><strong>The Story of Mexican Moviegoing in Phoenix | 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13</strong></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">Dr. Desiree Garcia, Assistant Professor, Department of English/Film and Media Studies at ASU, will lecture on the relevance of the border and the role of Mexican immigration and issues of segregation in public spaces to the local history of Phoenix moviegoing.</span></span></div><div> </div><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;"><strong>Mobilizing to Immobilize: The Story of AZ Cotton | 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24</strong></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">Dr. Gloria Cuádraz, Associate Professor, School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies at ASU, will oversee an audience-led discussion after viewing a portion of episode five of the Latino Americans series, “Pride and Prejudice." She will integrate the theme of assimilation of Mexican-Americans into Arizona through an organized labor force.</span></span></div><div> </div><div><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;">Two art exhibitions complementing the discussion series will be displayed on the second floor through Oct. 16:</span></div><div> </div><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><img alt="Art Exhibitions - Vocez de Aztlan and Reconstruction - graphic" src="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/PublishingImages/eNewsletter/September2015/vocez-de-aztlan.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:372px;height:162px;" /></span> </div><div> </div><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;"><strong>“Voces de Aztlán: Chicana/o Urban Art” | Sept. 21 – Oct. 16 | Second Space Gallery | Artwork by Dignidad Rebelde (Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza), Janet Diaz and Rosalie López</strong></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">In today’s Chicana/o culture, Aztlán signifies an important symbol of spiritual and national unity, and it is often associated with the territories ceded to the United States by Mexico with the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo in 1848. The artists in this exhibition are Chicana/os from different regions of Aztlán. The works featured include images of everyday life, politically motivated activist posters and sculptural works, all of which address issues concerning the contemporary Chicana/o. The artists have a strong affinity for printmaking because of its ability to create multiples, which allows them to spread their message to a wide audience. This democratic approach to art making not only strengthens their ideas and concepts, but more importantly becomes a voice for underrepresented Latino communities. Curated by Professor Rogelio Gutierrez, ASU-School of Art.</span></span></div><div> </div><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;"><strong>“Reconstruction” | Oct. 4 – Oct. 16 | North Gallery | Artwork by Rogelio Gutierrez</strong></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">This exhibition by artist Rogelio Gutierrez uses street sign aesthetics to explore issues of language, culture, and acceptance. Where and when is it okay to speak a certain language? Many Latinos in the United States face these questions on a daily basis due to today’s hostile immigration system and politicians who seek to exploit this community for their personal gain.</span></span></div><div> </div><div><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;">Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. </span></div><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;">     </span></div><div><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;">For more information, call 602-262-4636 or visit <a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a>.  Phoenix Public Library is a system of 16 branch libraries and the Burton Barr Central Library.  Follow us on Twitter at <a href="http://www.twitter.com/phxlibrary">twitter.com/phxlibrary</a> and “like” us on Facebook at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/phoenixpubliclibrary">facebook.com/phoenixpubliclibrary</a>.</span></div></div></div></div></div>9/8/2015 7:00:00 AMLee FranklinPhoenix Public Library 602-262-4636602-534-2025