‘Quién es Dayani Cristal?’ (“Who Dayani Cristal?”) (Mexico/UK)

Deep in the Sahara desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona border police discover a decomposing male body. Lifting a tattered T-shirt, they expose a tattoo that reads “Dayani Cristal”. Who is this person? How did he die? And who-or what- is Dayani Cristal? As a forensic investigation unfolds, Mexican actor and activist Gael Garcia Bernal retraces this man’s steps along the migrant trail in Central America. Viewers learn the struggle of migrant travelers as they try to cross the border, as well as the reason, passion, and dedication in trying to reach America.

Here is the link to the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLpjNGm3PNw

This film will be shown in the Christie Theater from 5:30pm-7:30pm on Thursday, October 2nd. English subtitles will be provided, along with snacks and refreshments. After the film, there will be a discussion session led by the UW-Green Bay Spanish Language Program.

Students of AIC: Touhue Yang


Getting some studying out of the way!

There are many students who frequently come into the American Intercultural Center, and Touhue Yang is one of them. Touhue comes in because he can study, socialize, and has a choice of which advisors to talk to. He also says that there are plenty of resources here (and computers!). For the most part when he comes in to the AIC he likes to get a lot studying done since its boring. He also likes being able to talk to other students and that the AIC has a diverse group of students. He would like to see more people come in and have even more diversity within the AIC.

Latino Heritage Film Series: “Bad Hair” (Venezuela)

This film takes place in the Christie Theater from 5:30pm-7:30pm on Thursday, September 25th. English subtitles will be provided, along with snacks and refreshments. After the film, there will be a discussion session led by the UW-Green Bay Spanish Language Program.

This movie is actually not about hair, but about Junior, a nine-year old Venezuelan boy who doesn’t fit society’s conventional mold within gender roles, especially not in the world of his already overwhelmed and weary mother, who expects that her son has begun to show signs of homosexuality. Junior’s desire and fixation to envision himself as a straight-haired singer is perhaps an escape from reality and the only thing he can really control in his unique world.

Link for the “Bad Hair” Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW0o1jz5d9Y



For Colored Girls: Film

This film is being shown on September 23rd and 24th at 6pm. It is free, and there will be food and beverages provided. This movie is about nine women whose lives are interweaved together. A few of the women already know each other well and a few do not. Each is represented by a different color symbolizing the persona they take on, but the meaning of the color is not always clear. There is love, betrayal, crime, and tough decisions that ensue in the lives of these women. Come and enjoy a great movie!

Cross Cultural Leadership Retreat

RetreatThe student leaders of the multicultural organizations hosted by the American Intercultural Center came together this weekend for a leadership retreat held in Door County. The student groups included; Black Student Union (BSU), Organizacion Latino Americana (OLA), Southeast Asian Student Union (SASU), Intertribal Student Council (ISC), and Women of Color (WOC). It was a bonding experience to get the organizations more involved with each other as well as hatch out plans for this semester and the upcoming ones. The weekend also served as a learning opportunity that helped students to develop leadership skills through workshops, dialogue, and other activities. Mai, Crystal, and Justin all worked very hard over the summer to put together this program so that the student organizations could begin to get to know each other better and start the academic year off in support of each other’s events and organizations. It was a huge success, and hopefully potential student leaders will be able to attend next year!

AQUI Y ALLI (Mexico)

Movie 2This Thursday, September 18th, there will be a free film hosted in the Christie Theater called Aqui Y Alli. This movie tells the story of Pedro, a man who returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the United States. He finds his daughters older and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the US, he hopes to finally make a better life with his family, and even pursue his dreams on the side by starting a band: Copa Kings. He cherishes the everyday moments with his family. English Subtitles will be provided, along with snacks and refreshments. After the film, there will be a discussion session led by the UW-Green Bay Spanish Language Program.

Student Organizations

There are many multicultural student organizations on campus for students to join. The organizations include the Southeast Asian Student Union (SASU), Intertribal Student Council (ISC), Women of Color (WOC), Black Student Union (BSU), and Organizacion Latino Americana (OLA).  They will have tables at OrgSmorg on Wednesday, September 17th, from 11am until 2pm in the Phoenix Rooms, so you can come and learn more about them! OrgSmorg is also a good opportunity to check out other student organizations as well as get a lot of cool, free stuff and meet your fellow students.

Adding and Dropping Classes

EnrollmentHopefully everyone has had a good start to the semester. Keep in mind that add and drop deadlines are coming up quickly! The last date of adding and dropping a class without penalty is Monday, September 15th. If classes are added after that date, there will be a $15 fee and instructor permission is needed. If classes are dropped after that date, any tuition and fees that were charged will only be 50% refunded, as well as a DR grade (meaning the class was dropped) on transcripts, until September 29th. After the 29th, students will get no refunds after dropping a class as well as a DR grade on transcripts. Now is a good time to reflect and make sure that all classes are in order. More semester registration dates at the Registration Calendar: http://www.uwgb.edu/registrar/calendar/registration/

Study Abroad Information Session!

globeThere will be a presentation about studying abroad on Monday, September 15th, from 12-1pm in the American Intercultural Center. Jemma Lund (from the Office of International Education) will be coming to present about Student Study Abroad options. This is a good time to learn information about studying abroad as well as ask any pressing questions that you may have. Also, check out more information at the OIE website: http://www.uwgb.edu/international/