Saddleback College Library has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to host a series of viewing and discussion events hosted by prominent scholars of Latino American history from colleges and universities throughout southern California. Each event includes a screening of a segment from Latino Americans, an award-winning documentary that chronicles Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to the present day, followed by scholar-led presentations and open discussions.
Consult our Latino Americans web site for events, speakers, and contact information.
Saddleback College Librarian Ana Maria Cobos was awarded a $3,000 Latino Americans: 500 Years of History (the 2013 PBS video series) grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The public programs will highlight Latino American history and socio-political issues in Orange County. Public screenings of the video series for students, faculty and the local community will be followed by scholar-led lectures. The programs will take place this fall and in spring 2016.