Latino Heritage Month
Latino Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
During National Latino Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latin Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. This year's theme is “A legacy of history, a present of action and a future of success.”
Plans are underway for the 2016 Latino Heritage Month. Please forward program ideas and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Below are programs and events held last year.
EXHIBITS & DISPLAYS
September 15th – October 15th
LATINO HISTORY LITERARY WORKS & RESOURCES
GSU Library has a collection of books, DVD’s and eBooks dedicated to Latino Heritage. Visit www.govst.edu/library and select the Library Catalog located under Library Resources. Type in Latino for your keyword and you will find a listing of items that are currently available in the GSU Library. Visit the library or contact us at email@example.com.
September 15th – September 30th
LATINO HERITAGE MONTH EXHIBIT
B Wing Display Case
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Wednesday, September 21st
Thursday, September 22nd
3pm, Lakeside Lounge
Come learn the basic fundamentals of one on the many traditional Latino dance forms.
Wednesday, September 28th
7pm, E Lounge
Learn about the independence of Latin American countries and the importance of Latino Heritage Month through cultural expressions and cuisine.
Thursday, September 29th
6pm, Lakeside Lounge
Come join us as we celebrate Latino Heritage Month through spoken word, song and other performing arts.
Tuesday, October 4th
ALAS SERVICE DAY
2pm, Lakeside Lounge
Join ALAS as they partner with the Family Development Center to teach children how to make piñatas and learn about Latino culture.
Wednesday, October 5th
MOVIE & DISCUSSION: “TIZNAO”
facilitated by Dr. Reynolds Andujar
Visiting Assistant Professor
Humanities and Social Sciences
Under the threat of a Hurricane pending over the city, Lubrini is looking for his lover, who
disappeared in the streets of Havana. Gradually, this threat and greed push Lubrini adrift on a dark city full of despair, in between characters that embody frustration, apathy and Caribbean fatalism.
Monday, October 10th
AN EVENING WITH MARIA LUIZA GONZALEZ
7pm, Hall of Honors
Maria Luiza Gonzalez, also known as “Coach Marilu,” was born in Michoacán, Mexico and raised in Harvey, IL. Her journey speaks to the influence of family, athletics and education plays in her life as rising leader in the Illinois chapter of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (IALAS). Through her many experiences as an educator and as a coach, she co-wrote, Who Coaches the Coach with Ovidilio D. Vazquez in 2015.
Tuesday, October 11th
UNLEARN, RELEARN, LEARN: INDEPENDENCE
featuring Dr. Christopher Boyer
Professor, Latin American Studies and Latino Studies
University of Illinois Chicago
3:30pm, Hall of Honors
This program will trace the path that led certain social groups within what we now call Latin America to seek independence from Spain (and Portugal) in the 1810s-1820s, and how formal independence opened the way for discussions of social equality. What can it tell us about the Latino quest for equality in the United States over the past half-century and up to the present time? Finally, what are the links between the search for equality in Latin America and in the United States?
Thursday, October 13th
CITIZENSHIP: FROM FRACTIOUS DIFFERENCES TO ENGAGED DIALOGUES
2pm, Hall of Honors
How can texts and techniques from the humanities disrupt unexamined positions, put human faces to abstract ideas, and help open up spaces where dialogue and consensus might emerge on historic and contemporary questions about citizenship and who deserves it? What models exist for training dialogue facilitators who can help encourage listening and perspective taking across seemingly intractable positions?
We are looking for campus community members interested in joining our efforts. Send an email to Mr. Robert Clay, Director, Intercultural Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call x4551 if interested or for more information.