Film Screening and Discussion Highlight Latin Heritage Month

October 6, 2020
By: WSU News

Three virtual events will round out the month-long celebration of Latin Heritage Month, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Two of the three virtual events require pre-registration and all are open to members of the community. Latin Heritage Month events are sponsored by student organization Third World Alliance, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Department of History and Political Science.

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 5:30 p.m., students, staff and the general public are invited to the screening of “AbUsed: The Postville Raid.” The film, produced in 2011, is a moving account told by the individuals and families impacted by what is believed to be the largest immigration raid in the history of the United States. Registration for the film screening is available at

On Thursday, Oct. 15, at 11:30 a.m., “AbUsed” filmmaker Dr. Luis Argueta will engage participants in a discussion with a preview of his latest documentary focused on current immigration policies and the effects of family separation. Registration for the Argueta event is available at

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., Professor Aldo Garcia-Guevara, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Tanya Mears, Ph.D., will host a virtual Latin Heritage Coffee Talk on Black Lives Matter: The historical perspective on policing and Latinos in the United States. Periodically each semester, faculty experts share their knowledge of information and offer a participatory conversation on a current event or theme over coffee. This event will be held over Zoom. Meeting ID: 99605582166 and the password is: 951738.

For more information, please call Gertrude Addo at 508-929-8049 or by email at

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