OPENING
THE FAREWELLS: A GALICIAN CULTURAL PROGRAM Friday, February 8th, 6pm – Instituto Cervantes
The event will be held in Spanish. RSVP here.

The Farewells: a Galician Cultural Program will provide a multidisciplinary overview about the Galician exodus and its contemporary culture landscape, as well as its historical memory.

PARTICIPANTS:
Rosario Álvarez Blanco (President of Consello da Cultura Galega)
Rafael Conde de Saro (General Consul of Spain in New York)
James Fernández (Project manager of “Invisible Inmigrants”)
Alberto Núñez Feijóo (President of the Xunta de Galicia)
Xosé Manoel Núñez Seixas (Professor of Contemporary History and Coordinator of Arquivo da Emigración Galega)
Ignacio Olmos Serrano (Director of Instituto Cervantes New York)

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EXHIBITION
OS ADEUSES: ELLIS ISLAND A HUNDRED YEARS AFTER
By Alberto Martí
Saturday, February 9th, 12pm – Until Sunday, May 5th. Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. Statue of Liberty National Monument. For more Info click here
This exhibition travels through the Galician exodus to America between 1957 and 1963 from the harbors of A Coruña and Vigo. Some photographers used to work there capturing the arrivals and departures of their fellow countrymen, one of them being Alberto Martí. A selection of his personal archive will be shown in this work of art whose main characters are the anonymous faces that play an important role in the collective history of Galicia in the 20th century.
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TALK
GALICIAN IMMIGRATION: SHARING VALUES FOR FUTUREMonday, February 11th, 7pm – Instituto Cervantes
The event will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English interpretation through earphones. RSVP here!

Since the late 19th century, the phenomenon of Galician emigration in New York has been consolidated. Its internal composition and ease for social integration, photographic archives of galician families, its associative expressions, as well as its evolution in the second half of the 20th century, are some of the topics that will be discussed in this round table.

Participants:
Alex Alonso (City University of New York, CUNY)
Alberto Avendaño (President of Latino Impact Media)
James Fernández (New York University, NYU)
Xosé M. Núñez Seixas (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela/Consello da Cultura Galega)

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FILM SERIES
HISTORIAS DA TERRA: NEW GALICIAN CINEMAFebruary 12th – 21th, 7pm – Instituto Cervantes

Free admission. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Galician cinema lives one of its best moments. Its growing prestige by the critics reflects its richness and variety. Its number of productions increases year by year, which has led it to play a very important role in the current Spanish cinema.
· Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 7pm: Sempre Xonxa by Chano Piñeiro. Spain, 1989 | 114’
· Wednesday, Feb. 13th, 7pm: León y Olvido by Javier Bermúdez. Spain, 2004 | 112’
· Thursday, Feb. 14th, 7pm: Arrainaos by Eloy Enciso. Spain, 2012 | 112’
· Tuesday, Feb. 19th, 7pm: A Esmorga by Ignacio Vilar. Spain, 2014| 111’
TALK
HISTORICAL MEMORY IN PRESENT-DAY GALICIA
Tuesday, March 12th, 7pm – Instituto Cervantes
The event will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English interpretation through earphones. RSVP here!
When a society doesn’t understand its own historical processes it becomes less participative and its members are distanced from each other. In a democracy, there is no single memory but a group of memories that must be considered. Therefore, it is crucial to listen to each other and to develop a culture of dialog together with a critical judgement in order to build stronger and more supportive societies. This talk will address the state of affairs in Galicia, where many associations are working for this matter.PARTICIPANTS
Alex Alonso (Cuny Brooklyn College)
John Patrick Thompson (Montana State University)
Dolores Vilavedra (University Of Santiago De Compostela)
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Enviado por José Antonio Sierra