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Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 to October 15

In celebration of Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month, the Latino Empowerment Network (LEN) formally known as Professional Latinos United for Success (PLUS) is collaborating with Diversity Council, the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development and the Student Events and Governance Association (SEGA) to bring awareness to this important national celebration and promote greater cultural understanding of the diverse Latino/Hispanic community. We encourage you to partake and enjoy yourself as you expand your knowledge of the Hispanic/Latino Heritage.

Why does Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month start on the 15th and not on the 1st of September?

Many countries became independent from Spain starting on September 15, 1821.  On this date alone, five countries from Central America became independent (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica).  México followed on September 16th and Chile on the 18th.

You should also know that the term Hispanic or Latino prior to 2010 was used by the U.S. Census Bureau to refer to Puerto Rico, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or region regardless of race.  On the 2010 Census form, people of Spanish/Hispanic /Latino origin were able to identify their origin more specifically by selecting Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban or another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (for all others). 

The opening celebration will highlight Argentina and is scheduled for Thursday, Sept 18th at 5:00pm. Trustee Grace Tillinghast will be speaking on her native country, Argentina. This will be followed by a sampling of Argentinian goodies and a tango performance by Agustin Ramos from Flower City Tango. (See attached flyer). This promises to be a good time!

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Tribune postings and corresponding flyers will be forthcoming.

October 1, 2014 at 12:00         Jesús Nebot, Illegal Immigration Crisis: Effective Solutions

October 3, 2014 at 2:00.          Film Screening of No Turning Back, a film by Jesús Nebot

October 6, 2014 at 12:00         Soccer Clinic by Nelson Cupello

October 6, 2014 at 12:00         Food Tasting and Tango Dance Demonstration at DCC

October 14, 2014 at 3:00         Democracy and Immigration

February 11, 2015 at 12:00     Tim Wise, White Privilege & Immigration

Jorge Alas
World Languages and Cultures

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