March 19-23 is Foreign Language Week, featuring Roman weaponry, films, and lectures. All events are free and open to the public.
German Day: Tuesday, March 20
Two German films will be shown in Hopwood 014: My Words, My Lies — My Love at 6 p.m. and How to make a book with Steidl at 8:30 p.m. Students of the German program will lead an engaging discussion after the screening. Refreshments will be served.
Latin Day: Wednesday, March 21
Roman arms and armor will be displayed from 1 to 3 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium, presented by Lynn Rogers of LEG IX HISPANA. Touch Roman armor and weapons of the 1st and 4th centuries. Bring a camera; you might want to save the images for another 2,000 years.
“The Faces of Andalusia: Hispania-Roman Spain” at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge by Dr. Kern Lunsford, chair of modern languages. The lecture is on the land the Romans conquered in 218 BCE-Hispania. Refreshments will be served.
Spanish Day: Thursday, March 22
The documentary film Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary will be screened at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge followed by a panel discussion on immigration. Filmmaker Arturo Perez Torres follows in the footsteps of two friends traveling on an extremely dangerous journey from Central America to North America. They encounter gangs and vigilantes as well as border patrols. Refreshments will be served.
French Day: Friday, March 23
Barbara Rothermel, director of the Daura Gallery, will present: “A Tale of Two Popes: — The Cathars, Carcassonne, and the Papal Palace of Avignon” at 7 p.m. in the Daura Gallery.