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6 August 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month


Event date: 9/23/2021 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Export event


At Naugatuck Valley Community College
September 15 – October 15


The Hispanic Student Union at NVCC invites you to join us on
Thursday, September 23, 2021 for a lecture from 5:30-7:00pm
by Webex videoconference 

Guatemalan-American Film Director Luis Argueta will give the Guatemalan perspective on the issues influencing Central American migration to the U.S. which includes the effects of the 2020 Hurricanes, Climate Change and COVID-19.

Luis Argueta is a Guatemalan American award-winning filmmaker known for his multinational immigrant narratives. His coming-of-age film, The Silence of Neto, is Guatemala’s 1st Oscar submission and is credited as being the inspiration for many of Guatemala’s current young filmmakers. The Guardian newspaper listed Mr. Argueta as one of Guatemala’s National Living Icons, alongside Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu. Argueta is the only filmmaker to receive the Order of the Quetzal, Guatemala’s highest honor. In 2019, he received the Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award from the National Peace Corps Association and was named Lund-Gill Chair at Dominican University in Chicago. His series of immigration documentaries: abUSed: The Postville RaidABRAZOSThe U Turn, and Ausencia have made him a noted lecturer on immigration. His films can be viewed online at www.luisarguetaa.com.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs
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Please contact Karlene Ball at kball@nv.edu for more info

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