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Harvest of Empire- Hispanic Heritage Month

Local Colors Movie Night

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
Cost: FREE
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.

 

 

 

Taste of Culture Syria

Syria TOC

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!

Taste of Culture Jamaica

Taste Of Culture- Jamaican Lunch

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.”

 

An Evening With George Takei: On Diversity and Inclusion

George Takei

From the City of Roanoke, VA – Communications

Roanoke, VA – Jefferson Center’s Shaftman Performance Hall has been selected as the location for “An Evening With George Takei: On Diversity and Inclusion,” which will be sponsored by the City of Roanoke and hosted by Local Colors of Western Virginia on Wednesday, May 4.
Beginning March 15, the public is invited to contact the Jefferson Center Box Office at 345-2550 to reserve tickets; two free tickets will be allotted per caller. All tickets are reserved seating, and will be available for pick up on the day of the event, May 4, beginning at 8 a.m. Attendees must claim their tickets and be seated by 6:15 p.m. A standby line will be permitted, and all unclaimed tickets will be distributed after 6:15 p.m. There will be no late seating.
The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. After the event, a Book/CD Signing will be held in the LL Rice Room on the second floor, across from Shaftman Performance Hall. Mr. Takei will only sign materials purchased that evening.