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Related Programming for Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement

2007-11-27

December 2007

Wednesday, December 5
Latino Political Achievement in New Jersey – 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
El logro político latino en Nueva Jersey
New Jersey’s 1.3 million Latino residents have become a strong voice in the state’s political process. Martin Perez, president of the Latino Leadership Council of New Jersey, will highlight the leaders and political movements of this community.

Exhibition Opening: Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate Latino achievement in the United States and New Jersey. The exhibition features 24 individuals and one extended family whose stories are told through specially commissioned photographs and biographical profiles containing excerpts from recent Smithsonian interviews. While each of the featured Latinos tells a distinct and individual story, the profiles as a whole reflect shared Latino experiences, values, and ideals.
Call 973-596-8500, ext 224 for reservations.

Wednesday, December 12
Keeping the Garden State Growing – 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Manteniendo el crecimiento del Estado del Jardin
As in most states, New Jersey’s agricultural industry depends on the hard work of the Latino community. Join members of The Farmworker Support Committee (CATA), including its general coordinator, Nelson Carrasquillo, to learn how this important group of Latinos helps maintain New Jersey’s farming heritage, and contributes to the state’s culture and economy.

Saturday, December 15
An Ornament as a Symbol Your Story – 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Símbolo de su Historia
Explore the newest exhibition Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement with a museum educator and learn what achievement means to different people through portraits and stories. Create a digital, holiday ornament that tells your journey, your story.

January 2008

Thursday, January 17
Goodwill: The Flight of Emilio Carranza – 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a screening of Goodwill: The Flight of Emilio Carranza, a unique account of the career of Mexican aviator, Emilio Carranza, and his unexpected legacy to New Jersey history. Known as “Mexico’s Charles Lindbergh,” Carranza crashed and died in the Pine Barrens on July 12, 1928 on the return leg of a goodwill trip between New York City and Mexico City. A question and answer session with the director will follow. Refreshments will be served. FREE! Reservations are required. Call 973-596-8500 ext. 234 to reserve your space.

Saturday, January 19
It’s a Latino Birthday Celebration – 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Una celebración de un cumpleaños latino
Explore the exhibition Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement and “meet” Joseph Unanue of Goya Foods Inc. through his portrait and story. Discover how Goya has helped many Latino families celebrate with traditional foods throughout New Jersey and the United States. Learn what kind of foods you would find in a Latino birthday celebration. Participate in a cooking demonstration and enjoy the taste of Latino culture! Bring your own soft drink or juice. For reservations, call Maribel at (973) 596-8500, ext 233. For ages 5 and up.

February 2008

Saturday, February 2
Sculpting Achievement – 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Esculpiendo el logro
Explore the sculptural art of Pepon Osorio and learn what inspires him to create his sculptures in the exhibition Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement. Using a variety of materials, construct your own assemblage sculpture that says something about you. For reservations, call Maribel at (973) 596-8500, ext 233. For ages 5 and up.

Saturday, February 16
My Family/My Traditions – 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Mi Familia / Mis Tradiciones
Explore the exhibition Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement with a museum educator. Meet the Garza Family, three generations of achievers. Learn more about their common goal, now a family tradition. Using creative materials design a Traditions Book where you can express traditions that are important to you or start a tradition and pass it onto generations of the future.

Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement was developed by the Smithsonian Latino Center and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services (SITES). The exhibition, its national tour and related programs are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.

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