Episode 6 of the Peabody Award-winning series Latino Americans will be shown at the Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter St., Oct. 15 beginning at 6 p.m. This episode addresses the recent, rapid growth of the Latino population in the southeastern United States and discusses some of the greatest challenges facing the community, including education access and policy-making. The discussion will be led by Edward Delgado-Romero, professor of counseling psychology.
The event is sponsored by the University of Georgia Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) and the UGA Libraries, who received a competitive Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).
As one of 203 grant recipients selected from across the country, UGA will receive a cash grant of $10,000 to hold public programming — such as public film screenings, discussion groups, oral history initiatives, local history exhibitions, multi-media projects or performances — about Latino history and culture.
Programs will continue through Spring 2016.