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Date: Sep 20, 2007
Hofstra Honors Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Collection Exhibit, Salsa Lessons, Poetry Readings, Lectures and A History PresentationHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Hofstra University honors Hispanic Heritage Month, a month devoted to recognizing Hispanic heritage and culture, with a number of multi-cultural events that pay tribute to the Hispanic heritage and showcase the contributions Hispanics have made to society.
“We look forward to the month of October being a great month,” said Director for Multicultural & International Student Programs Ryan Greene. “Not only for the Hispanic community on campus, but for every member of the Hofstra family interested in celebrating the rich & robust culture that Hispanics have contributed to our campus environment and our global society.”
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin America countries – El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Honduras. Chile declared it’s independence on September 18th and Mexico on September 16th.
Some of the Hispanic Heritage events are listed below. These events are open only to members of the Hofstra Community.
Wednesday September 26, 2007
9:00 – 10:30 p.m. Leo A. Guthart Culture Center Theater, South Campus
The Indigenous History of Latin America
Join multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller and poet Bobby Gonzalez, as he lectures on the indigenous history of Latin America. Sponsored by La Unidad Latina and Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity Inc. For more information please e-mail Jesse Taveras at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 1 - 31, 2007
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Special Collections, West Campus Library, 619 Fulton Avenue
Selections from the Latino/Hispanic Collection Exhibit
The Special Collections Library presents a month-long exhibit of their Latino/Hispanic collection featuring local and national artifacts, documents and photographs. Sponsored by the Special Collections Library. For more information please e-mail University Archivist Geri Solomon at Geri.E.Solomon@hofstra.edu.
Thursday, October 4,2007
5:30 – 7 p.m. Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th floor, South Campus
Hispanic Heritage Month Reception
Join Members of the Hofstra community along with Keynote Speaker and Dean of University Advisement Anabella Martinez, as we begin our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Come to experience a series of reflections, enjoy a light reception, and pick up your Hispanic Heritage Month 2007 calendar! Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs. For more information, please contact Pamela Phayme at Pamela.Phayme@hofstra.edu or (516) 463-6796.
Wednesday October 17, 2007
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Plaza Room East, Mack Student Center, North Campus
Dance with Me Salsa Lessons
Want to learn the basic steps of salsa dancing? Let Sol y Sombra Dance Company teach you at this FREE salsa lesson. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs. For more info please e-mail Frank Johnson at Frank.Johnson@hofstra.edu.
Monday October 22, 2007
6 – 8 p.m. Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, South Campus
Don’t think hate crimes could happen in your neighborhood? Come see Carlos Sandoval’s award-winning documentary about the violent hate crime against two Mexican migrant workers in Farmingville, Long Island, and the current state of race and community relations. Sponsored by Multicultural Film Series and the Special Collections Library. For more info please contact (516) 463-6796.
Thursday October 30, 2007
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Plaza Rooms, Mack Student Center, North Campus
A Night of Poetry featuring poet Martin Espada
Come out for a night of poetry and dialogue featuring acclaimed professor and poet Martin Espada, of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He recently received a 2006 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. You won’t want to miss his dynamic presentation and poetry readings. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Honors College, and the Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs. For more information please e-mail Professor Cindy Bogard at Cynthia.J.Bogard@hofstra.edu.
"The events planned for Hispanic Heritage Month have been planned by Hofstra student groups, faculty departments, academic centers, and staff members in coordination with the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs in the Division of Student Affairs so there was a holistic approach toward involving various members of the community to build a strong program that highlights and celebrates Hispanic culture and heritage,” added Ryan Greene.
For more information on Hispanic Heritage Month events please visit the website at www.hofstra.edu or call 516-463-6796.