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NEH grant to provide funding for UGA programs relating to Latino culture

UGA’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute and the University Libraries have received a competitive “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. The $10,000 grant provides for public programming about Latino history and culture.

As a grant recipient, UGA also will receive the six-part, NEH-supported documentary film Latino Americans, created for PBS in 2013 by the WETA public television station.

The Latino Americans funding will enable UGA to support the programs in the community including these fall events:

• Festival Latino, Oct. 10, noon to 4 p.m., Pinewoods branch of the Athens Regional Library.
• Screening and discussion of Latino Americans, episode 6: “Peril and Promise (1980-2000),” Oct. 15, 6-9 p.m., Athens-Clarke County Library. The discussion will be led by Edward Delgado-Romero, a professor of counseling psychology in the College of Education.
• The Rest of the Story Book Club meeting, Nov. 17, 5:30-7 p.m., special collections libraries. The group will discuss the book Latin Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation by Ray Suarez. The discussion will be led by Laura D. Shedenhelm, Latin American specialist bibliographer for Latin America, Spain and Portugal at the UGA Libraries.