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Latino Americans-Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)
June 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Please join us for the screening of the fifth installment of Latino Americans documentary series.
For part five of the documentary will have the oportunity to converse after the screening with Monica A. Medina Ph.D. Clinical Associate Professor IU School of Education – IUPUI.
Monica A. Medina Ph.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor of curriculum and instruction and the Coordinator for the Master’s in Urban Education at the IU School of Education. Her research centers on teacher preparation for urban schools, full service community schools and the development of University assisted schools. Dr. Medina works extensively in the area of school and community relationships and particularly the operations of full service community schools. She has led the School of Education involvement at the George Washington Community High School (GWCS) and guides pre-service teachers from IUPUI on-site while they are assisting in the classrooms. Her university courses are taught in schools or community centers to create authentic cultural experiences for her students. In 2008 and 2014, she co-authored a five-year grants to the US Department of education and was awarded $2.45 million and $2.2 million to advance the development a full service community schools in the near west side of Indianapolis.
In 2012, IUPUI received an award from the University of Pennsylvania, Netter Center to develop a regional Center for University-Assisted Community Schools, a project involving the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning with collaborative facilitators, including Dr. Medina. The IUPUI-based center assists universities and schools in with implementation of university-assisted community schools strategies.
Dr. Medina has held various volunteer leadership positions in the community and was awarded a Sagamore of the Wabash from Governor Evan Bayh. Currently, she is a board member of the Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis and Concord Neighborhood Center. She served as the Chair of La Plaza Board of Directors, and was a founding member and former chair of the Indiana Latino Institute. In 2014, Dr. Medina was the recipient of the Indiana University Latino Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award and the IUPUI Chancellors Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement. In 2013, she receive the Latina Educator of the Year Award from Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. Congressman André Carson and Citizens Energy Group also recognized her work in the community as one of the recipients of 125 Neighborhood Leaders Award.
LATINO AMERICANS is a landmark six, one-hour documentary featuring interviews with nearly 100 Latinos and more than 500 years of History. This PBS documentary serie presents the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last 500-plus years and become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the US.
The Latino Americans Film Series will start on Thursday, May 12 and continue through June. All Free screening will be at Tube Factory artspace.
June 16-Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)
June 30-Peril and Promise (1980-2000)