September 22, 2021
A film showing about two brothers who are at risk of being deported, and a discussion with the documentary’s director, highlights Delta College’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.
A public showing of the film, “American Exile,” will take place October 26 at 11:30am, followed by a discussion with John Valadez, the film’s director, producer and writer. The event will take place in the Lecture Theater on the main campus and online via Zoom. Registration is required for both in-person and online attendance at go.delta.edu/americanexile.
The film tells the story of two Vietnam War veterans who are transformed into activists who help change the lives of veterans and their families across the nation. Valadez, professor of practice for Michigan State University, is a Peabody Award-winning filmmaker who has directed a dozen nationally broadcast films for PBS and CNN.
Additional events planned for the month include:
Hispanic Heritage Month Digital Display – All month: Browse a digital collection curated by Delta’s Library Learning Information Center that includes eBooks, documentaries, journals and magazines, all focused on Hispanic and Latino culture and history. Learn more at library.delta.edu/hispanicheritagemonth.
Mexican History in America – Tuesday, September 28 – Noon, Zoom: Experience a virtual exhibition of Hispanic artifacts with Delta and the National Museum of American History. No registration required. Join on Zoom at go.delta.edu/mexicanhistory.
National Taco Day – Monday, October 4 – 11am: Enjoy free tacos in between classes on the lower level of the main campus and in the lobbies of the Downtown Midland Center and Downtown Saginaw Center.
Hispanic Poetry Day – Thursday, October 7 – 11am: Participate in or listen to Hispanic poetry readings on the lower level of the main campus and in the lobbies of the Downtown Midland Center and Downtown Saginaw Center.
Virtual Hispanic History Field Trip – Tuesday, October 12 – Noon, Zoom: Learn about Hispanic heritage by taking a virtual field trip to different area locations. No registration required. Join on Zoom at go.delta.edu/historytrip.
International Day of the Nacho – Thursday, October 21 – 11am: Enjoy free nachos in the lower west student lounge on the main campus and in the lobbies of the Downtown Midland Center and Downtown Saginaw Center.
For more information, contact Alison Ginter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Leah Twilley, Communications Specialist.