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Racism and Colorism within the Latinx Community

Online

Join the sisters of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated, for this important dialogue around colorism and how it shows up within Latinx communities. Join Us on Zoom This event […]

Adult Education Series: Understanding Popular Music

This three-session virtual course provides attendees with a multimedia introduction to popular music's history and various forms. Students will enjoy engaging, wide-ranging discussion about the soundtrack of our lives and its past, present, and future. Instructor: Ken Womack, Monmouth University Professor of English and Popular Music, as well as the author of numerous books about the Beatles.

$50 (for three sessions)

Comedy Night with Ian Lara

Online

Ian Lara is really just a regular guy from Queens, New York. He started Comedy right after college because he didn't feel like going to Law School and he's loved every second of it. Usually you can catch him performing every night in some of the best and worse shows in New York City, or he's on the road at a club or college near you. Ian Lara will probably be a household name but really all he wants is to get big enough where he can wear those big hats Pharrel wears to awards shows.

Presented as part of Hispanic Heritage Month at Monmouth University

But I’m Both: An Afro-Latinx Dialogue

Online

Join alumna @losrizosdero as she discusses experiences and politics within Afro-Latinx communities. Sponsored by Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Inc. and Latin American Student Organization.

ELECTO ELECTRO 2020 – Interactive Workshop and Artist Talk

Virtual

Electo Electro 2020 is an interactive installation combining audience participation, music, news footage, and politics. It consists of Diebold Accuvote voting booths, iMacs, iPads, and small speakers. A custom Max MSP Jitter patch makes it possible for participants to remix videos from political rallies, debates, and news in a structured sixteen beat loop. The video clips sample parts of words in order to build percussion tracks, resulting in a breakdown of language. The touchscreen design is a parody of the touchscreen system employed by the Diebold Accuvote, a voting system that is difficult to audit and susceptible to hacking. The parody continues into the format of the installation itself which will resemble a polling station. The interactive graphic user interface is also a reference to musical devices such as the Roland TR 808 and other drum-machines and electronic musical instruments.  All interaction and events will occur virtually. 

Free and open to the public

Reel Talk: “Dolores” Film Screening and Talkback

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Join Us on Zoom This event is just part of Hispanic Heritage Month, presented by Monmouth University's Intercultural Center. Each year, Monmouth University observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from September […]

VIRTUAL TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life

Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Keynote: Dolores Huerta; President and Founder, Dolores Huerta Foundation

Dolores Huerta is a legendary labor leader, women's advocate, and civil rights activist who co-founded the United Farm Workers (UFW). Working alongside UFW President César Chavez, Huerta was involved in numerous community and labor organizing efforts in Central California, and quickly became a skilled organizer and negotiator for the union. Huerta still works tirelessly, developing new leaders and advocating for the working poor, women, and children. She speaks regularly to students and organizations across the United States and abroad about issues of social justice and public policy.