Join our celebration of Roanoke’s diversity on May 19th!
Teachers! Want to get your students involved in learning about different cultures across the world? Consider, as part of your lesson plans or as an extra credit activity, participating in our passport program where students can go on a scavenger hunt for answers about different countries! Contact Rolphine at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Check out our event feature with WDBJ7’s Melissa Gaona to get a taste of what’s in store at Local Colors this year!
September 28th, 2016 at 7:15pm at The Grandin Theater.
Free Movie Night in Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month: Harvest of Empire
Join Local Colors for a movie night in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. We will be showing Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America. It is a documentary based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! Co-host Juan González: “We are all Americans of the New World, and our most dangerous enemies are not each other, but the great wall of ignorance between us.”
Harvest of Empire
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 28, 7:15 PM
Location: Grandin Theatre
Movie Trailer: harvestofempiremovie.com
Panel Discussion following the movie to be moderated by Del. Sam Rasoul.
Join Local Colors for a movie night in honor of National Hispanic History Month. A panel discussion, moderated by Del. Sam Rasoul, will follow the movie. Panelist include: Dr. Patricia Sagasti Suppes, Ferrum College; Yolanda Puyana, Hacienda; Keisha Graziadei-Shup, Laconexion; Eduardo Lopez, Director of “Harvest of Empire.”
Harvest of Empire takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape. This documentary provides a rare and powerful glimpse into the enormous sacrifices and rarely-noted triumphs of our nation’s growing Latino community. The film features present day immigrant stories, rarely seen archival material, as well as interviews with such respected figures as Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchú, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Díaz, Mexican historian Dr. Lorenzo Meyer, journalists María Hinojosa and Geraldo Rivera, Grammy award-winning singer Luis Enrique, and poet Martín Espada.
This program has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
August 12, 2016
Market Square in Downtown Roanoke!
Enjoy a Taste of Syria for lunch! Reasonably priced lunches with picnic tables available for enjoying your lunch in the Market Square across from the City Market building or get your lunch to go. This is a great lunch break on Friday, August 12th so bring your family or your co-workers to enjoy!
July 8, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Market Square Downtown Roanoke — Jamaica!
Enjoy a Taste of Jamaica for lunch! Reasonably prices lunches, Jamaican music, picnic tables available for enjoying your lunch in the Market Square across from the City Market building or get your lunch to go. This is a great lunch break on Friday, July 8th featuring food from the 876 Jamaican Grill. Bring your family or your co-workers to enjoy a little “Island Time.”
George Takei came to Roanoke, VA to speak at Jefferson Center’s Shaftman Performance Hall May 4th. Below are a few photos taken by Bella Muse at the event. To view all the photos from the event click here to visit Bella Muse’s Facebook Gallery.
Bella Muse Photography / www.Bella-Muse.com
Join us May 21, 2016, 11:00am – 5:00pm at Elmwood Park, Roanoke VA. Celebrating Colombia, Ethnic Food and Dance, admission is free.