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SOC From the Fields documentary

From the Fields: An American Journey

Oct. 4, 2012 7:30pm; light refreshments
Wechsler Theater
Admission is free

As part of Hispanic Heritage month activities, SOC presents Carolyn Brown's documentary From the Fields: An American Journey. This 30-minute documentary will follow the life of Damian Trujillo: from farmworker in the Salinas Valley to San Jose State University to the NBC Newsroom. From the Fields: An American Journey will be aired on NBC stations next month. A Q&A will follow with director/producer and SOC professor Carolyn Brown, as well as Eric Hershberg, Director of the AU Center for Latin American and Latino Studies. Contact info: Kim Husted, kimh@american.edu Watch the trailer

SOC National Association of Hispanic Journalists

National Association of Hispanic Journalists Conference

October 12-13, 2012

SOC is proud to host the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Region 3 Conference “Cultura at the Capital: Covering Latin America’s growing influence in the nation.” Topics include investigative reporting, using social media to find stories, and Latinos & Politics. Learn more

SOC Latin Pulse

Latin Pulse

Latin Pulse is a weekly 30-minute analysis of news and public affairs in Latin America, brought to you via podcast in cooperation with American University School of Communication and Link TV, produced by SOC Professor Rick Rockwell, Jordan D'eri, Colin Campbell and Jeffrey Madison. The program reaches an audience of more than 31,000 weekly. It has been heard in 140 countries worldwide. Listen to Latin Pulse, available via iTunes, or via SoundCloud. Latin Pulse is also available via Regular RSS Feed or SoundCloud RSS. Or you can find the podcast on the Link TV website. Check Latin Pulse on Facebook too.

SOC The Latino List

The Latino List


9/19, Wechsler Theater, Mary Graydon Center, American University Main Campus

In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for Social Media are hosting a screening of HBO's "The Latino List". Similar to the "The Black List" series, this film pays tribute to Latinos in American society who have contributed significantly across a wide array of fields including government, journalism, music, science, business and entertainment. It is directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. There will be a panel discussion and Q & A following the screening.

Documentary Film and Social Change in Cuba


9/19, Letts Formal Lounge, American University Main Campus

Please join us for an event featuring two young Cuban filmmakers. They will present their brief documentary done during Bill Gentile's Backpack Video Journalism Workshop (Taller de Periodismo de Mochila) conducted in Havana during fall semester last year. Their work chronicles life in the solares - public housing units - in Havana and will be moderated by School of Communication Professor Bill Gentile and Professor Ana Serra of the College of Arts and Sciences Department of World Languages and Cultures. The workshop and the Cubans' visit to the United States is funded by a grant from the Reynolds Foundation, generously provided by Eric Hershberg, director of AU's Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS).