7:00 PM Friday, 26 June 2015
Café Libro Open-Mike Presents María Dolores Minor
It’s that time again! Come pass the time with us, read a poem, tell a story. Listen to the lovely words of Maria Dolores Minor and have a cup of coffee. For directions of questions, reach out to Olivia Slusher or Lilia Rosas. Salud!
Maria Dolores Minor is a native Austinite, photographer, poet, and human in training. She recently graduated from St. Edward’s University with a BA in Photocommunications. By day she works for a fancy social networking site and in her free-time focuses on her true passions: poetry and photography. She has performed in various poetry venues, most recently at the Women’s Empowerment Open Mic Night hosted by the St. Edward’s Multicultural Leadership Board. Her work focuses on themes of love, loss, and identity.
7:00 PM Saturday, 11 July 2015
Featuring AS LONG AS I REMEMBER: AMERICAN VETERANOS
Director Laura Varela from San Antonio, TX will be joining us for the screening.
As Long as I Remember: American Veteranos examines the steep personal toll and enduring legacy of the Vietnam War on three artists from south Texas: visual artist Juan Farias, author Michael Rodriguez and actor/poet Eduardo Garza. Through the personal histories and experiences of these Chicano veterans, the film examines the role art plays in the sorting of memories, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), activism and the current conflict in Iraq.
This documentary film chronicles their upbringing in the Mexican-American community, their military service in Vietnam, and their lives after the war. Farias, Rodriguez and Garza’s poignant and powerful recollections illuminate the minority experience in the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps at a time when Mexican Americans accounted for approximately 20 percent of U.S. casualties in Vietnam, despite comprising only 10 percent of the country’s population.
This event is a FREE community screening!
– Snacks provided
– Donations welcome
– Film starts at 7:00pm