CCSU Screening "War and Peace (1942-1954)

NEW BRITAIN - A one-hour documentary about Latino-Americans fighting in World War II and serving in the military afterward will be shown free on Dec. 10 at Central Connecticut State University.

“War and Peace (1942-1954)” will be shown at 6 p.m. in the Welte Auditorium. A reception with light food and drink will begin at 5:30 p.m.

After the film, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commissioner Chris Soto. Military veterans Lt. Col. Lespia Nieves, Major Christian Gutierrez, and others will serve as panelists.

CCSU is showing the film as part of a six-segment documentary, “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History.” At the reception, students from a history class will share historical works about Mexican-Americans in the American West and provide background about the presence of Latinos in the U.S. before the 20th century, CCSU said.  There will be a display of posters created by another history class about the 65th Army regiment known as The Borinqueneers, an all-Puerto Rican unit.

Details are at www.facebook.com/ccsulatinoamericans.

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