Hispanic Cultural Center (MUC 213)
Do you need help with Spanish? Conversation Labs and tutoring will take place Monday - Thursday from 11:25am to 12:25pm. Conversation labs and tutoring for students will be facilitated by Dr. Miguel Ruiz.
Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off 09/17
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) is a time to celebrate the history, culture, traditions, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. This celebration began as a week-long event under President Lyndon Johnson’s administration and was expanded to a month long celebration President Ronald Reagan in 1988. September 15 was chosen as the first day of celebration to signify the independence of several Latin American nations including Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Stop by the MUC Plaza to listen to a Latin percussion concert from an 8 piece band called Afinke. There will also be giveaways (small decorated skulls and paper flowers).
Hispanic Lunch Celebration 09/18
AP Dining will be serving Latino inspired cuisine for lunch.
Yo Soy Latina! Play 09/19
Learn about identity and cultural experiences of Latinas in America from the college version of the award winning Off Broadway play “Yo Soy Latina!”
Salsa Night 09/21
APSU students and family members come dance the night away at Salsa Night. There will be a live Salsa band and light refreshments. This event is part of Family Weekend and brought to you by the Hispanic Cultural Center and Student Affairs.
Experience the Art of Capoeira II 09/26
Join us for an interactive lecture and performance in the MUC Plaza. Learn about this Brazilian martial-art form that grew from survival, created by the African slaves during the colonial period. It is an art of self-defense that is hidden in dance and played as a game between two players inside a circle, or roda, led by music and songs. Sign-in begins at 6:15pm. Students participating in the demo must complete a liability waiver release form and loose fitted clothing is suggested.
Poetry with Dr. Alicia Partnoy 10/3
Harned Hall Gallery
Dr. Alicia Partnoy is a survivor from the secret detention camps where about 30,000 people 'disappeared' in Argentina. Best known for The Little School. Tales of Disappearance and Survival, Partnoy also published the poetry collection Little Low Flying/Volando bajito. Poems from her Revenge of the Apple/Venganza de la manzana rode the metro in New York, Dallas, and Washington D.C., are sung by Sweet Honey in the Rock, and were translated into several languages, including Hebrew.
Writing for Justice: The Journey of a Former Disappeared Woman 10/3
Dr. Alicia Partnoy is the keynote speaker for Hispanic Heritage Month. In addition to teaching at Loyola Marymount University, she presides over Proyecto VOS-Voices of Survivors, an organization that brings survivors of state sponsored violence to lecture at U.S. universities.
Not All About Tacos: Chiapas, Mexico 10/10
Castle Heights Classroom 133
Join us for a discussion on Chiapas, Mexico. This program is part of a monthly series called Not All About Tacos which features a different Latin American country and sample dishes. Chiapas is home to one of the largest indigenous populations in Mexico. Learn more about Chiapas from guest presenters who traveled there for a mission trip.
Visiting Writers Series: Poet and Editor Helena Mesa 10/11
Poet, editor, and Albion professor of English Helena Mesa will read selections from her debut collection of poems, Horse Dance Underwater (Cleveland State University Press). Born and raised in Pittsburgh by Cuban parents, she has published widely in magazines and journals and co-edited the collection of essays Mentor and Muse: Essays from Poets to Poets (SIU Press, 2010). This program is sponsored by Zone 3.
Day of the Dead Altar 10/29-11/2
MUC Third Floor Gallery
Interested in helping to build an altar for Day of the Dead? The Hispanic Cultural Center is hosting two planning meetings, October 11 and 25 from 2-3pm in MUC 213) for building an altar in the MUC third floor gallery space. The altar will be on display from October 29 through November 2. Altars, altares or ofrendas, are set out on November 1 (for the souls of the children) and on November 2 (to honor adults who have passed away). Altars are traditionally built for the spirits of loved ones in order to guide them back to the family on Day of the Dead. Items are placed that represent the person being honored. Todays altars are made to honor popular icons or bring attention to societal issues.
Sugar Skull Decorating 10/31
Stop by to decorate a sugar skull and learn more about Day of the Dead traditions. On Day of the Dead, Mexico and other Latin American countries celebrate life by remembering deceased family members.
Latino Dance Lesson: Salsa and Bachata 10/31
Learn salsa and bachata from instructor Steven Damo. Drop in between 2-3pm and 3:30-4:30pm for lessons. Steven Damo learned to dance in San Francisco, California under the tutelage of dance champion Ava Apple. He then moved to New York where he studied extensively with Delille Thomas and some of the best mambo instructors in the world. He was a principal dancer with Piel Canela Latin Center of the Arts under the direction of Joe Burgos for over two years before moving to Nashville in 2010, where along with Gwendolyn Clinton he co-founded Sentir El Ritmo Dance Company.
Not All About Tacos: Argentina 11/14
Join us for a discussion on Argentina. This program is part of a monthly series called Not All About Tacos which features a different Latin American country and sample dishes. Learn more about Argentina from guest presenters who traveled there this summer as part of study abroad.
Donut Day Fundraiser 12/04
MUC Lobby. Pre-order by visiting MUC 213.
Pre-buy fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts before 12/04. If you didn't get a chance to pre-purchase your doughnuts, there will be a limited supply available for purchase on 12/04. Dozen will be sold for $7 and two dozen for $11. All proceeds go to the Heidi Leming Hispanic Cultural Center Scholarship.
|Event||Host||Fall 2012 Date/Time||Location|
APSU University Recreation
Wednesdays | 12:15-1pm
Thursdays | 5-5:50pm
Saturday | 11:30am-12:30pm
APSU University Recreation
Mondays & Wednesdays | 6-6:50pm
|Foy Studio A|
Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education & Montgomery County Library
2nd & 4th Thursday of the month starting September 11 | 6pm
|Montgomery County Library|
Hispanic Lunch Celebration
September 18 | 11am-2pm
APSU Hispanic Alumni
Visiting Writers Series: Poet and Editor Helena Mesa
October 11 | 4pm
|APSU Honors Common|