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Month(s) of Understanding 2021: Week 1, January 4th to 8th


Month of Understanding Sources

Look here for articles, podcasts and more on the topics the MOU is covering. We will continue to add sources throughout the month--it's a community source so please let us know if you have something to add. Thank you!

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Latinx: El Canto del Colibri

El Canto del Colibri 
Watch it on Kanopy for free!

El Canto del Colibri is a documentary exploring the relationships between Latino immigrant fathers and their LGBTQ family members. Screened at numerous festivals worldwide, El Canto del Colibri will be screened on Friday, January 8with a discussion afterwards with filmmaker Marco Castro-Bojorquez. Look out for a vimeo link and password for urban community members to watch the entire film!

"I want to dismantle the racist premise that Latinx men are homophobic, transphobic, or machista by nature and show that unconditional love changed hearts and minds in our families and communities." - Marco Castro-Bojorquez


Filmmaker recommendations

Marco Castro-Bojorquez recommended the following books and authors during the Q&A following the film screening:

  • Poet Octavio Paz
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • The Little Prince, a novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Los niños tontos, short stories by Ana María Matute
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude, or anything by Gabriel García Márquez