National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Mark your calendars for the following cultural and academic events around campus:

  • Event: Perspectivas: Reflections on Latin American and Hispanic Identity in the United States Art Exhibit
  • Dates: Show runs September 22 – October 17
  • Date/Time for Opening Reception: September 25 at 7:00pm
  • Location: Student Art Gallery, 3rd Floor Student Center
  • Event: Distinguished Speakers Series: Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist/best-selling author
  • Date/Time: September 30, 7:00pm
  • Location:Student Center Ballroom
  • Nazario will give a keynote address discussing immigration reform and her best-selling book Enrique’s Journey, followed by participating as a moderator of a forum on immigration.
  • Event: Immigration and Education Forum
  • Date/Time: September 30, following Sonia Nazario’s talk (see above)
  • Location: Student Center Ballroom
  • Ms. Nazario will moderate a panel with these featured speakers:

Pedro Marin (D), Georgia House of Representatives
Julia Perilla, PhD, Associate Professor GSU Department of Psychology
Amna Shirazi, JD, Shirazi Law Group, Inc.
Yovany Diaz, Dreamer
Issues to be discussed include access to higher education, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and “Dreamers” fighting to be admitted to the top five schools in Georgia with in-state tuition.

  • Event: CineFiesta: First Annual GSU Latino Film Festival, made possible by GSU’s Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. | Gamma Pi Chapter.
  • Film: No, directed by Pablo Larraín, starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers
  • Date/Time: October 9, 7:00pm
  • Location:Student Center Speakers Auditorium
  • Event: Taste of Latin America
  • Food from Colombia, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela
  • Date/Time: October 9, 6:00pm
  • Location: Dahlberg Hall

Get more out of Hispanic Heritage Month with these library resources:
Hispanic Immigrant Literature: El Sueño del Retorno by Nicolás Kanellos
Latino Food Culture by Z. Janer
Latinos and Education: A Critical Reader, Darder & Torres (Eds.)
The Ethnic Eye: Latino Media Arts by Chon Noriega and Ana López
Latinos on Campus: A Documentary by Roberto Arévalo

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