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DU celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

DU’s Latino Center will be holding several events on campus for National Hispanic Heritage Month. The month recognizes the anniversary of the independence of seven Latin American countries.

“Latino Heritage Month provides an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to learn about a variety of Latino cultures,” says Debora Ortega, Latino Center director.

“Latino Heritage month also provides an opportunity for the DU and Denver community to engage in dialogue and critical thinking about the legacies, politics and intra-group similarities and differences of Latino people,” Ortega says.

All events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, Oct. 1
Luncheon with Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights
The Women’s College Garden Room, noon–1:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 2
Reading of Mimi’s Parranda Lydia Gil for children 3–6
Ricks Center, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 7
“Reading the Bible through Macho Eyes” lecture
Sturm Hall, Room 286, 5–6 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 11
National Latino AIDS Awareness Week kickoff celebration
Town Center of Aurora, 2–6 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 14
Just Like Us by author Helen Thorpe
Sturm Hall, Room 286, 5–6 p.m.
Reception in Driscoll Gallery, 6–8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 15
Taste of Latin America presented by Sigma Lambda Beta Latino Fraternity
Driscoll Ballroom, noon–3 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 19
Poetry Slam featuring Albuquerque and Slam Nuba by Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority
Driscoll Ballroom, 6–8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 21
“The Pachuca Panic: Sexual and Cultural Battlegrounds in World War II Los Angeles”
Sturm Hall, Room 286, 5–6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 23
Noche Caliente: Latin Dancing and Benefit presented by the Latino Student Alliance Driscoll Ballroom, 8–11 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 27
La Carpa de los Rasquachis presented by Su Teatro
Sturm Hall, Davis Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 28
“Ethnic Appropriation in the Construction of Whiteness: Buscando a Frida”
Sturm Hall 286, 5–6 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 2
Dia de los Muertos closing celebration featuring artist Leo Tanguma
Craig Hall Community Room, 6–8 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 4
“Building Communities, Advancing Activism” panel
Sturm Hall, Room 286, 5–6 p.m.

For more information, visit the Latino Center Web site.

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