Fall 2005 Hispanic Heritage Month Events

The following events are part of the 2005 GVSU Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration coordinated by the GVSU Hispanic Awareness Committee and sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs
Latino Student UnionSigma Lambda Gamma SororitySigma Lambda Beta Fraternity, Independent Greek Council, La Tertulia, African/African American Studies, Barbara H. Padnos International Center, Career Services, College of Community and Public Services, College of Interdisciplinary StudiesCollege of Liberal Arts and SciencesHousing and Residence Life Office, Modern Languages and LiteraturesPadnos College of Engineering and Computing, Pew Campus Student Services, Regional Math and Science Center, and Science and Math Advising, Resource and Transition (SMART) Center.

The History of African-Hispanic Music. This multimedia and highly interactive presentation offers a unique historical perspective of how today's mainstream music is influenced by African, Spanish and Native American cultures. The interaction between members of different ethnic groups and nationalities of Latin America continue to bring forth new styles, yet all tied to historical roots. A significant component of the presentation features participatory segments for audience members.

Masters of Nuevo Tango. Masters of Nuevo Tango presents the worlds' most celebrated artists in this history of Nuevo Tango. Featuring bandonen legend Nester Marconi, violinist, and bandleader Leonardo Suarez Paz has conceived a show that incorporates all the expressions of the art from: music, poetry, song and dance. We transform the Cook DeWitt Center into a Buenos Aires barrio for an afternoon!

Stand and Deliver: A Night with Jaime Escalante. Escalante's inspirational story was depicted in the acclaimed film, Stand and Deliver. This hall of frame teacher is sure to inspire educators and students alike. This motivational presentation will provide faculty with valuable information on multicultural approaches to teaching and the student body with intercultural skills needed in a global society. Sponsors: Latino Student Union and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Latino Student Union's Annual Dinner and Dance. At this much anticipated annual event, the entire GVSU community and partners are welcome to join the LSU members for a free authentic Latin American meal, including dinner entertainment.  After dining, join the group for an evening of dancing to the latest hip-hop, R&B, dance, reggaeton, salsa, meringue and much more.  A night for all.  Sponsors: Latino Student Union and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Rethinking Columbus Day. Speaker, Bobby Gonzalez, to present his Pilgrims, Columbus and Other Terrorist presentation. Sponsors: Native American Student Association and Latino Student Union

Pinata and Papel Picado Craft Workshop. Join Latino Student Union for a fun-filled night of Latin American crafts, such as pinata making and paper cut-outs (papel picados).  Enjoy the crafts, fellowship and fun, all while learning about these traditions.
Sponsors: Latino Student Union and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

LAS Columbian Storyteller. The Angel and the Magic Woman is a storytelling-lecture performance by Jaime Riascos based on Latin American traditional stories. Riascos storytelling performance has been presented at more than 20 U.S. universities and in several theaters. It includes Love's Birth, by indigenous Cachinaguas, a tribe that lives in Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil; An old man with enormous wings, a Caribbean story by Nobel award winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez; and The Legend of the Magic Woman, a Latin American traditional story full of grace and with remarked masculine and feminine stereotypes. Coordinated by Latin American Studies Program at GVSU

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