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Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month (LHHM), Syracuse University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, within the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, hosts a series of events from September 15 to October 15 in collaboration with campus departments and student organizations.

Through the LHHM celebration, we strive to foster a better understanding of Hispanic and Latino cultures through varied programming both on campus and in the larger Syracuse area. From lectures, to performances, luncheons, semi-formals, and art exhibitions, LHHM provides the campus and local community with a wonderful opportunity to reflect on, learn more about, and experience the deeply rich traditions of Latino culture.

If have any questions please feel free to contact Office of Multicultural Affairs at oma@syr.edu.

Students walk for opening celebration

2019 LATINX HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS
September 15th – October 15th

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LATINX HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH BOOK DISPLAY
Bird Library, 1st floor
To commemorate Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month, the Syracuse University Libraries are highlighting works by Latinx and Hispanic authors published in the past decade. Explore the book display on the 1st floor of Bird Library to see some newer works and newer voices from the Latinx and Hispanic community…and feel free to borrow any of them by bringing them to the 1st floor Check Out desk!

SELECTIONS FROM “JUAN CRUZ: A RETROSPECTIVE”
Bird Library, 1st floor
In commemoration of Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month, the Syracuse University Libraries, in collaboration with La Casita Cultural Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, is proud to welcome an exhibit featuring works on loan by Syracuse-based artist and Syracuse University alumnus Juan Cruz ’95. A similar exhibition, showcasing the expansive body of Cruz’s works, was recently hosted at the Everson Museum during the summer of 2019. For more information about the pieces in this exhibit, including inquiries to the artist, please contact La Casita Cultural Center at lacasita.syr.edu.

PA’LA CALLE/TO THE STREETS
OPENING EVENT: Friday, SEPT.13, 6-8 p.m.
La Casita Cultural Center, Lincoln Building, Free Admission.
This program explores urban culture, life in the barrios, street art, graffiti, hip-hop and reggaeton through an exhibition of paintings by Bennie Guzmán, photography and a mural installations. Performances by DJ Roberto Perez, Raíces dance troupe and Domenique’s Dance Creations.
Traditional Caribbean menu will be served. Sponsored by the La Casita Cultural Center (315.443.2151).

LATINX HISPANIC HERITAGE OPENING KICK-OFF
Monday, September 16
11:30am – Parade (Einhorn Family Walk)
12:30pm – Opening Ceremony (Bird Library, Rm. 550)
Join us for a parade on the Einhorn Walk, then gather in the Bird Library, Rm. 550 to start the celebration of Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month.! Enjoy Latin dancing, Latin cuisine, and much more! Free lunch.
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (315.443.9676).

ARTEMISIA ART EXHIBIT
Point of Contact Gallery, Nancy E. Cantor (Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette Street)
M-F: Noon-6 p.m.
ARTERMISIA is a contemporary art installation show by Argentine artist Lucía Warck-Meister, inspired by the life of baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Free Admission.

FROM CUBA TO’ CUSE
ONE MAN SHOW FEATURING JOSÉ MIGUEL HERNANDEZ HURTADO
Community Falk Art Center (805 E. Genesee St.)
Cuba to ‘Cuse is Jose Miguel’s story of his journey from his homeland Cuba to Syracuse, New York. His one man play will take you through his transition and culture shock in the United States.
September 13 and 14 at 8:00PM; September 15 at 3:00PM
Sponsored by the Community Folk Art Center (315.442.2735).

FIESTA LATINA
Saturday, September 21 at 6:30 PM
Goldstein Auditorium
Enjoy delicious Latino cuisine, live entertainment, and a great performance! Co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Kappa Chapter of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity Inc., and the Office of Multicultural Advancement. Tickets are available at the Box Office: SU students with I.D., $5; others, $10 (Women’s Building).

CARLOS ZENÓN
September 27, 2019
For more information, contact Puerto Rican Student Association

THE BOUNDARIES OF OUR BLACKNESS: AN OPEN-FORUM DISCUSSION ON BLACKNESS AND HOOD CULTURE
October 3, 8:00 PM
Solely created for the purpose of generating a discussion, this event is our hope of giving space for students’ voices to come together and share their experiences and understandings of being people of color - we tend to generate better understandings of each other when we learn about what experiences make us who we are. Led by a panel of members of different Greek organizations amongst several councils (to assist in leading our discussion), this event is a safe space to be heard, to be educated by your peers and to educate them as well. Sponsored by Lambda Theta Alpha, Latin Sorority, Inc.

TORNEO DE FUTBOL
October 5 at 12:00PM-6:00PM
Barnes Center at the Arch
Recreation

Office of Multicultural Affairs and Barnes Center at the Arch Recreation has collaborated to bring you TORNEO DE FUTBOL. For more information contact Aaron Knighton at aknight@syr.edu, or Julissa Pabon japon@syr.edu.

LOS ZAPATICOS DE ROSA:
October 10, 11 and 12 at 8:00PM
October 13 at 2:00PM
Community Falk Art Center (805 E. Genesee St.)
A wealthy little girl decides to give away her new shoes to a poor, sick girl. The poem by Jose Marti emphasizes human feelings and universal values that should govern human behavior. Sponsored by the Community Folk Art Center (315.442.2735).

LATINX HISPANIC HERITAGE & POTASH INAUGURAL LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH KEYNOTE: DENICE FROHMAN
October 15 at 7:00PM
Denice Frohman is a poet, writer, performer and educator, whose work explores the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Frohman uses her experience as a queer woman from a multi-cultural background in her writing
Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs and LGBT Resource Center (315.443.0228)

HIP-HOP & REGGAETON: THE LYRICS / LA LETRA L
Wednesday, OCT. 16, 6-7:30 p.m.
A round table discussion about hip-hop and reggaeton music genres as part of a larger project about urban culture and life in the barrios. Sponsored by La Casita Cultural Center (315-443.2151)

UNIVERSITY LECTURE: A CONVERSATION WITH MARCUS SOLIS
October 20 at 7:00PM
Hendricks Chapel