Your Dímelo Team is back with a list of more virtual events to get you through midterms and give you a break from studying. Latinx Heritage Month came to a conclusion on Oct. 15, but there are still a number of online events and activities to celebrate the Latinx community.
Get ready to enjoy lots of entertainment, culture and discussion that you can experience from the comfort and safety of your home.
Join the LA Times, in partnership with USC in celebrating 25 years of the Festival of Books, Stories & Ideas. This free virtual festival will begin on Sunday, Oct. 18 and continue over the course of the next four weeks until ending on Friday, Nov. 25. The USC community and the general public are welcome to enjoy panels, live readings and other virtual events that celebrate storytelling. The festival’s Kickoff event will feature USC President Carol L. Folt and other special guests and there are a number of authors, celebrities and other members of the USC community who will be highlighted, including Latinx voices. Check out the lineup here.
You have to register for each event individually, but be sure to check out these Latinx - related events:
When: Thursday, Oct. 22 @ 4:30 PM
Join Roberto Lovato, Author of “Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas,” for a conversation with Esmeralda Bermudez.
This event will be Co-Presented with L.A. Times en Español.
The Past, Present, and Future of Los Angeles - Part One
Roots to Routes: Race and Immigration in L.A.
When: Thursday, Oct. 29 @ 5:00 p.m.
This event will feature Juan De Lara, Manuel Pastor, and Sarah Gualtieri and will be moderated by William Francis Deverell.
The Past, Present, and Future of Los Angeles - Part Two
Civic Memory and the Future of L.A.
When: Thursday, Oct. 29 @ 6:00p.m.
This event will feature Christopher Hawthorne, Frederick Fisher, Gail Kennard, Taj Frazier, and moderator, William Francis Deverell.
Seeking Freedom: Race, Gender, and Citizenship
When: Tuesday, Nov. 10 @ 6:00p.m.
This event will feature Ariela Julie Gross, Kristen L. Zaleski, and Sam Erman and will be moderated by Alaina Morgan.
Register for each event at this free festival and learn more info here: https://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/2020-lineup/?2_route=/client-embeds/la-times-festival-of-books-2020/1/2/__/&
Dímelo Facebook Live Pre-Show for the Billboard Latin Music Awards
When: Wednesday, Oct. 21 @ 4:00-5:00pm
Join USC Dímelo reporters to discuss predictions and all things Latinx music over Facebook Live in preparation for the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which airs at 5:00p.m. Come tell us your predictions and hopes for the award show, hear from a surprise special guest and more! After the pre-show, watch the entire Billboard Latin Music Awards on NBC. Telemundo is also offered on live TV streaming services, including fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV and YouTube TV. We hope you will join us!
Stay tuned for a link to the Facebook Live, which will be posted on the Dímelo Instagram later next week!
Join the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, the Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies and Campus Humanities for the first installment of the “Blackness Across Borders” Event Series. This virtual event will feature Dr. Joan Flores-Villalobos, an assistant professor of History at USC, who will facilitate a conversation with Dr. Lázaro Lima, a professor of Latino Studies in the Department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies about Black and Brown intersections in Dr. Lima’s latest book Being Brown: Sonia Sotomayor and the Latino Question (UC Press, 2019). Find out more information about the event here.
Register for this virtual event here: tinyurl.com/LIMA-FLORESVILLALOBOS-TALK
We hope you have fun at these amazing events! Even though Latinx Heritage Month has come to a close, Dímelo plans to continue highlighting future virtual events that recognize and celebrate the Latinx community, so stay tuned for more. Until next time, fight on Trojans!
Your Dímelo Team