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Shifting Focus (Hacia un Enfoque):  Race & Gender in Cuban Film

Join us Tues, May 17 for a screening of one of Cuba's most prestigious film festivals, "La Muestra Joven de Cine Cubano", a highly anticipated cinema competition that spotlights the up and coming vanguard of young directors on the island.

Join us Weds, May 18 for a panel:  Acercando a Una Mirada:  Critical Interventions of Race and Gender in Latin American/Carribean Media.

The Featured Speaker is Cuban Curator Karin Paz Ernand, a Professor of Adiovisual Studies at La Universidad de La Habina and The Institute of Fine Arts in Cuba.  Her career highlights include various roles from ICAIC (The Cuban National Institute of Art and Cinematography)

DATES & TIMES:  Tuesday, May 17 (6:00-8:00pm) & Wednesday, May 18 (4:30-6:30pm)
LOCATION:  DePaul art Museum (935 W Fullerton Ave)

For more info contact Alyssa Garcia at

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Congratulations, Gabriela Mata!

NEIU Latino and Latin American Studies News, Gabriela Mata, chicagoCongratulations to Latino and Latin American Studies Major, Gabriela Mata! She has been accepted as a Fellow in the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Undergraduate Fellowship Program (NUFP). As a Fellow, Gabriela will have opportunities for scholarships, on-campus mentorship and to participate in professional development events. 

The Mash

Dr. Frank Gaytan, Social Work and Latino & Latin American Studies Program professor answers prospective college students' questions as part of NEIU's partnership with The Mash, the Chicago Tribune's newspaper for teens.The MASH

Northeastern Illinois Foundation

The Northeastern Illinois University Foundation offers more than 100 scholarships to students each year. These scholarships are made possible through gifts made to the Foundation by individuals and corporations. These scholarships do not need to be repaid, and the vast majority of them are available to students regardless of their residency status. 

View this year’s NEIU Foundation scholarship opportunities and information about how to apply. You can also find these scholarships listed on AcademicWorks, Northeastern’s online searchable database. 

All students are encouraged to apply for scholarship funding. 

Students who are not U.S. citizens are encouraged to inquire about the Aspire Scholarship. Contact Michelle Morrow at (773) 442-4606 or email for more information.  

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