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Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations to begin

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The Diversity Resource Center plans to host a series of events in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month beginning with performances by Hispanic dance groups, highly respected Hispanic speakers, movies, luncheons and a salsa making contest. Photo courtesy of http://www.hcpl.net

Colorado State University- Pueblo will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month beginning on Sept. 13 and ending on Nov. 4. 

The Diversity Resource Center plans to host a series of events in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month beginning with performances by Hispanic dance groups, highly respected Hispanic speakers, movies, luncheons and a salsa making contest.

The month will begin on Friday Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Occhicato University Center ballroom with a performance by the Omawari and Folklorico dance groups, and a dinner followed by a presentation by Daniel Valdez.

Tickets for this event will be on sale for $10 in advance, $15 at the door and $5 for high school and college students.

On Sept. 19 the university will host the Latino Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the OUC ballroom.

This event will recognize Hispanics/Chicanos that have made contributions in improving the quality of life in the Pueblo community. The Lifetime Achievement Wall is located in the Great Hall of the OUC.

Reservations for this event should be made by calling the Latino Chamber at (719) 542-5513.

The complete list of events for Hispanic Heritage month is as follows:

SEPTEMBER 13    Baile de la Raza    OUC Ballroom
6-7 p.m.         CSU-Pueblo and Omawari Folklorico Groups 7-8:30 p.m.        Dinner & Daniel Valdez Presentation 8:30-Midnight     Baile

SEPTEMBER 19
Latino Chamber Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., OUC Ballroom

SEPTEMBER 20
Afternoon with Juana Bordas, 2-4:30 p.m., Hasan School of Business Auditorium

SEPTEMBER 24
Southern Colorado Reading Series, Poet/Novelist Tim Hernandez, 7 p.m., LARC 109

SEPTEMBER 25
DSS: Daniel Hernandez, 7 p.m., OUC Ballroom, $8 community tickets

OCTOBER 4
Spanglish Day, 10 a.m., Technology 234 Dr. Alegria Ribadeneira will present some of the history, research and usage of Spanglish, an ever evolving language that results from our lives between Spanish and English

OCTOBER 10
Exploring Our Heritage, 7 p.m., Culebra Hall Lobby Join Juan Morales and Dr. Ribadeneira for a writing workshop that will explore Hispanic Heritage. Appetizers will be served.

OCTOBER 14
Salsa Making Competition, 2:30-4 p.m., LARC 151 Voting will include three categories: Most traditional salsa, best fruit salsa, and hottest salsa. To enter, take your entry to First-Year Programs between 2:30-3 p.m. Stop by to taste and cast your vote from 3-4 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the best salsa in each category.

OCTOBER 23
John Valadez Lecture, 7 p.m., LARC 109 John has been producing and directing award-winning, nationally broadcast documentaries for the past 18 years. His most recent works (with filmmaker Dan McCabe) include Latino Americans, A Nation at War and Prejudice and Pride about the Chicano civil rights movement.

OCTOBER  24
Prejudice & Pride Film Viewing, 7 p.m., LS 105 John Valadez will discuss how the film was made and the critical role Chicanos have played in shaping American civil rights history.

OCTOBER 28  
Maria Montoya Luncheon,   Noon,     OUC Hearthwell Lounge Maria Montoya is an associate professor of history at New York University. She is the author of Translating Property: The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict over Land in the American West, 1840-1940 and now is writing a book on the Colorado Fuel and Iron, Co. Space is limited, call 549-2687 to RSVP before October 24.

Maria Montoya Presentation, 7 p.m., El Pueblo Museum, downtown Pueblo

NOVEMBER 4  
Dia de los Muertos, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., OUC Ballroom Come celebrate Dia de los Muertos and enjoy building altars and sugar skulls while learning about this tradition in Latin America. Email fawnamber.montoya@colostate-pueblo.edu for more information.

For more information, call 549-2687

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