Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, 2010
National Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions of Hispanics/Latinos to the United States and celebrates Hispanic/Latino heritage and culture. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week was approved by President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. "September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. They all declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile, and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21, respectively."
Please join in the celebration at the opening reception on Wednesday, September 15, at 4:00 p.m. in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Grand Hall. You will find information below about the events scheduled at IU for NHHM. Find more in the IU NHHM events calendar.
September 10: The Female Body Transformed Through Experience: Personal Truth, Public Controversy
4-5pm in Morrison Hall 007
A lecture by Yara Ferreira Clüver, photographer and filmmaker, studied at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City and received her MFA in photography from Indiana University in 1997. In this talk, Clüver will examine depictions of the female nude from varying perspectives and focus on how particular depictions of the female body from an unconventional perspective result in controversy. Her interest in this subject intensified when her own work was censored at an institution of higher learning at which she was teaching. Several of Yara Clüver's artworks are featured in the "Nature & Nurture" exhibition that opens in the Kinsey Institute Gallery immediately following the lecture.
September 13: "Conquest and colonialism(s) in the archaeology of southeastern Mexico, past and present"
12:15-1:45pm in Collins Living-Learning Center, Room EO B01
Latin American Research Forum with Stacie King (Anthropology)
Sponsored by Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
September 13: La Casa Alma Internship Meeting
7pm at La Casa (715 E. 7th St.)
September 14: Salsa Lessons by Ritmos Latinos
Ritmos Latinos accepts new members September 14 and 21 for fall salsa dance classes. Ritmos Latinos teaches rueda de casino, a social form of salsa from Cuba, to IU students and community members year round for a low membership fee. No partner or experience needed. First three weeks free. For a complete list of class venues and times visit www.ritmosindy.com.
September 16: Colectiva Dinner with Vicky Ruiz
6:30pm at La Casa (715 E. 7th St.)
Join us for an intermit dinner and talk with Vicky Ruiz. Participants must RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by Latino Studies and La Casa.
September 16: Latino Graduate Student Association (LGSA) Social Mixer
7:30pm at Friday's Bar and Grill (3rd & College Mall; meet at La Casa [715 E. 7th St.] at 7:15pm if you need a ride)
Part of LGSA's Thirsty Third Thursdays. LGSA: seeks to enhance Latino/a campus life by providing a welcoming environment to facilitate the retention of its members in graduate programs and promoting academic and social support activities. It also supports the efforts of other organizations committed to Latino/a students and strives to develop a network that includes all members of the Bloomington community. For more information contact email@example.com.
September 19: Latino Graduate Student Association (LGSA) Orientation Lonche
12noon-3pm at La Casa (715 E. 7th St.)
Part of LGSA's Salvage the Weekend Study Hall Sundays–every 3rd Sunday. LGSA seeks to enhance Latino/a campus life by providing a welcoming environment to facilitate the retention of its members in graduate programs and promoting academic and social support activities. It also supports the efforts of other organizations committed to Latino/a students and strives to develop a network that includes all members of the Bloomington community. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 20: Student Dinner with Sylvia Mendez
5pm at La Casa (715 E. 7th St.)
Join us for an intermit dinner and talk with Sylvia Mendez. Participants must RSVP at email@example.com. Sponsored by Gamma Phi Omega and La Casa.
October 4: Fear of a Bleak Planet: Rapping About Race, Poverty, and the Environment Panel Discussion and Exhibit Opening Reception
5-7pm at Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Hall
Hip hop is a complex cultural, social, and political movement that emerged during the post-civil rights era when the urban economy was on a steep decline, governmental support programs were being dismantled, drug abuse was on the rise, and violent crime rates reached alarming heights. Out of this increasingly desolate landscape, rap music arose as a voice of protest, offering commentary on the bleak environment and socio-political issues affecting inner-city communities. Over the past 30 years the movement has grown exponentially. Sponsors: Archives of African American Music and Culture, College of Arts and Sciences, College Arts and Humanities Institute. Featured panelists include hip hop scholars Fernando Orejuela and Cheryl Keyes.
Find more events in the IU NHHM calendar.