Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Goucher College will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of arts presentations, lectures, discussions film screenings, and social events.

Theater Presentation: Tres Vidas (Three Lives)
WHEN:  Thursday, September 23, at 7 PM
WHERE: The Hyman Forum of the Athenaeum.
TICKETS: This event is free and open to the public.

Tres Vidas celebrates the life, times, and work of three significant Latin and South American women: painter Frida Kahlo of Mexico, peasant activist Rufina Amaya of El Salvador, and poet Alfonsina Storni of Argentina.

Movie Presentation: El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes)
WHEN: Tuesday, September 28, at 6 PM
WHERE: Buchner Hall

Dr. Florencia Cort├ęs Conde will present this 2009 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film. Part cold-case mystery, this film is part long-lost love story and part thriller set both in the present and in 1970s Argentina.

News ImageThe President's Forum Presents: "The Arizona Immigration Law: Protecting America or Subverting America?"
WHEN: Tuesday, September 28, at 8 PM
Hyman Forum of the Athenaeum

The Arizona immigration law has provoked a nationwide debate and an outcry across the border. During this discussion at Goucher, panelists will present various perspectives about Arizona's law and the issue of comprehensive immigration reform. This event is free and open to the public, but all attendees—including Goucher community members—must reserve tickets in advance by logging on to

Movie Presentation: Maria llena de gracia (Maria Full of Grace)
WHEN: Monday, October 4 at 6:30 PM
Heubeck Lounge

Professor Frances Ramos-Fontan will present this Colombian film in which a pregnant 17-year-old Maria accepts an offer to work as a drug mule after she loses her job and her ability to support her family. When Maria arrives in New York with 62 pellets of cocaine in her stomach, her situation turns even worse. Welsh Hall Piano Room

Lecture: "Latin American Women Transcending Boundaries"
WHEN: Wednesday, October 6 at 5:30 PM

Venezuelan native Karina Gerlach, who is chief of the Office of the Under-Secretary General for the Department of Political Affairs of the United Nations, will give this talk about her personal successes and how Latin American and other women can forge rewarding lives and careers.

Closing Event: Crafts and Salsa
WHEN: Tuesday, October 12, at 9 PM
Gopher Hole

Participants will make "Ojos de Dios" and listen to salsa music. The Huichol Indians of Mexico and the Aymara Indians of Bolivia weave brightly colored yarn on a simple frame of crossed sticks to make a design called "Ojo de Dios," or "Eye of God." Originally, these crafts were placed on an altar so the gods could watch over praying people. They are now often sold in markets as a reminder that God looks with love on people everywhere.