Hispanic Heritage Month (2013)

September 5th, 2013 by Delilah

 

Hispanic Heritage Month 2013

Celebrating Hispanic and Latino Cultures in the US and Abroad

September 15 through October 15, PSU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of events that recognize the cultures, contributions, and histories of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States and abroad.

Monday, September 16, 10:10 am –11:00am
International Coffee Tasting
HUB Fireplace Lounge

Awaken your taste buds to the different blends of coffee from around the Spanish-speaking world. Learn the proper coffee-tasting procedure as you try some of the most popular coffee exports from places such as Colombia, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico!

Free and open to the public.
For further information please contact Eric Cintrón at
eocintron@mail.plymouth.edu.

 

Tuesdays, September 17, September
24, October 1, and October 8, 8:00 pm-9:00pm

Latin Dance class

D&M Room

Dance to Latin music rhythms. Salsa instructor Juli Pruden will give a short demonstration prior to the live music
dance. Join us!

Free and open to the public.
For further information please
Jane
Barry at
jane.barry@plymouth.edu

 

Monday, September 23, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Desperation and Dreams: Baseball and
the Dominican Republic

Hyde 220

Presenter: Meg Peterson

Dominicans dominate major league baseball. Almost one-third of all baseball players are born outside the US, and Dominicans are the most heavily represented group.
Their recent triumph in hte World Baseball Classic drew more attention to this
tiny Caribbean country, about twice the size of New Hampshire. What are the
factors that produce so many baseball players? What difficulties do they
overcome to reach the major leagues? What challenges do they face here in the
United States? What about accusations of falsification of documents or
exploitative buscones? How does all of this relate to Dominican ideas about
race and to the Dominican educational system? Why should we care?

Free and open to the public.

For further information please
contact Meg Petersen at
megp@mail.plymouth.edu

 

Thursday, September 26, 6-8 PM HUB

Nicaragua Folkloric Dance Ensemble

Hage Room

Presenter: Compas of Nicaragua/PSU
Nicaragua Club

Through dancing performed to marimba music in beautiful costumes and dresses, video, storytelling, and gourd art displays, learn the story of Women in Action, a
group of 40 women living in one of the poorest settlements of Managua,
Nicaragua, who are working together to organize community health, nutrition,
and education programs.

Free and open to the public.
For further information please contact Eric Cintrón at
eocintron@mail.plymouth.edu

 

Friday, September 27, PM, 2:30 pm -3:20 pm

Hyde 120

The Plymouth – Ecuador Connection

Presenter: Dr. Len Reitsma

Dr. Reitsma will share his experiences working with the indigenous communities in
the forest areas of Ecuador during his research birding projects.

Free and open to the public.
For further information please contact Len Reitsma at
leonr@plymouth.edu

 

Monday, September 30, 4:00 – 6:15 pm

The Hispanic family

Hyde 220

Presenters: Dr. Scott Meyer, Eric
Cintron, and Wilson Garcia

Within the context of the Southwest and Puerto Rico, this presentation will explore
the importance of the family as one of the most enduring values in
Hispanic/Latino culture.  Presenters will also discuss the role of the
Hispanic/Latino family on the education of Hispanic/Latino students.

Free and open to the public.
For further information please contact Scott Meyer at
scottm@plymouth.edu

 

Tuesday, October 1, 8:00 pm -9:00pm

Latin Dance class

D&M Room

Dance to Latin music rhythms. Salsa instructor Juli Pruden will give a short
demonstration prior to the live music dance. Join us!

Free and open to the public.

For further information please Jane
Barry at
jane.barry@plymouth.edu

 

Friday, October 4, 1:25–2:15 p.m.

Hyde 120

“Viva España” presentation on Spain
and its people Hyde 120

Presenter: Michael Farkas

Come experience the excitement of being a PSU student in Spain. Learn about the
unique and exciting culture of Spain, from flamenco dancers to bullfighters, cobblestone streets to Mediterranean coasts, and local cuisines. Free and open to the
public.

Free and open to the public.

For further information please
contact Wilson Garcia at
wagarcia@plymouth.edu

 

Tuesday, October 8, 12:30-1:45 PM

Zoot Suit Riots

Hyde 317

Presenter: Francis Williams

In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican-American man ignited long simmering ethnic
and racial tensions in Los Angeles. As police rounded up hundreds of potential suspects, many “Zoot-suiters” were among those caught up in the dragnet. Subsequently, sixteen young Mexican-Americans were found guilty of the murder in a trial that was generally viewed as wholly biased. Though the convictions were ultimately overturned the incident sparked a series of violent riots and confrontations that forced America to change some of its practices.

Free and open to the public. Space may be limited.

For further information please contact Francis
Williams at
fmwilliams@mail.plymouth.edu

 

Tuesday, October 15, 7-9 PM

Movie: Gun Hill Road

Hyde 220

Presenter: SAGE Center

Gun Hill Road is the story of a family in transition. It is the story of a young man exploring his sexuality in an intolerant and judgmental world and his exploration’s
impact on his relationship with his parents and himself.

Q &A will follow the film.

Free and open to the public.

For further information please
contact Delilah Smith at
drsmith@plymouth.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hours/Contact

December 17th, 2012 by Michael

S.A.G.E Center Hours

Monday – Thursday:
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday:
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

OR

By Appointment

Contact us

(603) 535-2387
or
Email Delilah Smith at drsmith@plymouth.edu

 
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