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Film Briefs for Latino Studies

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

At lectures, I'm often asked by teachers to recommend course materials in Latino Studies. One strategy that worked for me was to use films. Here are ten titles that worked for me.

Mentoring Sonia: The Case of Celina Sotomayor

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

For more than sixty years Celina Sotomayor's life experience has reflected the evolution of the New York Puerto Rican community. As witness and participant, she puts a face on thousands of migrants like her, who braved dislocation, discrimination and disillusionment for a better life. Shattering ethno-racial and gender stereotypes, hers is a story of family, survival, and perseverance much like that of her compatriots with one distinct difference. Her daughter is President Obama's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, the first Nuyorican to be so honored.