Hispanic Heritage Month to Feature Award-winning Photographer José Galvez

José Galvez, an award-winning photographer who has spent a lifetime of documenting Latino communities across the United States, will speak on Wednesday, November 28.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

José Galvez, an award-winning photographer who has spent a lifetime of documenting Latino communities across the United States, will speak on Wednesday, November 28, at 5 p.m. in Sweigart Auditorium on the Lawrenceville campus.

Galvez was the first Mexican-American photographer on staff at The Los Angeles Times. In 1984, he was on a team of reporters and photographers that won a Pulitzer Prize for a series on Latino life in southern California. Since then, Galvez has never stopped photographing Latino life in the U.S. 

For more than 40 years, José Galvez has used black and white film to create a powerful and  unparalleled historical record of the Latino experience in America. His compelling work, done with respect, pride and no pretense, captures the beauty of daily life.  Galvez's photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries here and abroad, including the Smithsonian.

In addition to Galvez’ talk, a series of events will take place on the Lawrenceville campus to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Marisol Conde-Hernandez -- New Jersey Dream Act Coalition Talk
Wednesday, November 14
BLC 143 at 7 p.m.

Marisol Conde-Hernandez serves as Co-Founder & Professional Development Coordinator of the New Jersey DREAM Act Coalition. A 2011 summa cum laude graduate from Rutgers University, she won the Dee Garrison Award for Peacekeeping and the Human Dignity Award, both citing her persistent activism for undocumented immigrant youth in New Jersey.

Nicknamed the “face” of the DREAM Act and the NJ In-State Tuition Bill, Marisol has been featured in several media outlets and has spoken at over a hundred venues since 2005. A Leadership Tomorrow 2012 graduate and trained community organizer.

Taste of the Caribbean
Monday, November 19
BLC Cavalla Room at 9 p.m.

Here is your opportunity to educate yourself on the various Caribbean countries through a fun filled night of food and dance.

Cultural Explosion Performance
Monday, November 26
BLC Cavalla Room at 8 p.m.

Cultural Explosion Dance Company has been providing dance instruction & performances for schools, corporations, and private events for over 10 years. Come out and see them explode through dance. 

El Sueno
Friday, December 12
Kelsey Theatre, MCCC at 8 p.m.

Reserve Tickets: Sign up with Dana Lopes, Joseph P. Vona Annex, Room 19

Alborada, New Jersey’s Premier Spanish Dance Theatre brings you its unique adaptation of the cherished holiday classic The Nutcracker.  Gypsy Flamenco, Spanish Regional and dances from various Latin American cultures, together with live music and Alborada’s widely acclaimed professional dancers and talented young artists, provide an unforgettable entertainment experience for all ages. Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor NJ.

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José Galvez, an award-winning photographer, to speak on November 28.