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BCTC Schedules Events in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

LEXINGTON, KY (October 1, 2007) The traditions and customs of the Hispanic culture will be the focus of several events planned to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Bluegrass Community amp; Technical College. The events are free and open to the public.

Hispanic Heritage Month Events:

Latino Film Series

October 3, Cronos by Guillermo del Toro: Mexico, 1993.

October 16, The Undocumented Documentary by Arturo Perez Torres: US, 2005.

October 17, Volver by Pedro Almodovar: Spain, 2006.

October 30, The First Night of My Life by Miguel Albaladejo: Spain, 1998.

November 6, El Segundo Aire by Fernando Sariana: Columbia, 2001.

All films will begin at 7:30 p.m., in room 230, of the Oswald Building, Cooper Campus, 470 Cooper Drive, Lexington. The film series is sponsored by the Bluegrass Film Society and Enlace, the Latino Student Association.

Speaker Series

October 24, Walkout

An evening with Sal Castro, a popular and progressive teacher who along with his students staged a walkout of 10,000 students at five East Los Angles high schools in 1968. The walkout was staged to protest educational conditions and complain of anti Hispanic anti-Mexican educational bias.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m., in room 230, of the Oswald Building, Cooper Campus, 470 Cooper Drive, Lexington.

October 25, LaCausa

Living Voices presents a chapter in American History as a young woman balances the demands of her family culture and fights to see her people free from poverty. Set in the late 1960s during Cesar Chavezs work to change the lives of Latin American farm workers, battling for civil rights against racism and indecent work conditions.

The event will begin at 7:00 p.m., in room 230, of the Oswald Building, Cooper Campus, 470 Cooper Drive, Lexington.

For more information, contact Erin Howard, BCTC Hispanic Outreach Coordinator, (859) 246-6436 or via email erin.howard@kctcs.edu.