Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations
of Hispanic heritage are a fast-growing segment of our nation's
population, and they play an integral role in the country's success
in science, business, government and the arts as well as myriad
From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 California State University, Sacramento
will join the countrywide celebration of Hispanic achievements.
CSUS is sponsoring a series of free and ticketed events including
an RCAF exhibition featuring Sacramento's poet laureate Jose Montoya,
lectures, slide presentations, photo exhibits, music concerts and
dance concerts. They will take place on campus and in the community.
The month-long celebration concludes with a lecture by 1992 Nobel
Prize recipient Rigoberta Menchu Tum entitled "When Mountains
Tremble," at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14 in the University Union
Ballroom. A leading advocate of Indian rights and ethno-cultural
reconciliation in Guatemala and throughout the Western Hemisphere,
Tum is the recipient of numerous international awards.
Hispanic Heritage Month evolved from a Congressional declaration
of Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968. Originally, it was celebrated
during the week of Sept. 15 and 16 to cover a wide number of independence
days for Latin American countries including Costa Rica, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Mexico.
In 1988, Congress officially extended the Hispanic Heritage holiday
to 31 days. Now the celebration includes the independence of Chile
on Sept. 18 and Dia de la Raza - a holiday that recognizes the first
immigration of Hispanics from Europe, Africa and Asia to the Americas
- on Oct. 12.
more information call (916) 278-6101 or see attached schedule of
events. Media assistance is available by contacting the CSUS public
affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
Hispanic Heritage Month CSUS Events
Monday, Sept. 16
"A RCAF Exhibition," featuring works by Jose Montoya,
Esteban Villa, Ricardo Favella, Juanishi Orosco, Stan Padilla, Louie
the Foot, Juan Cervantez, Olivia Castellano, Jose Lott, Rudy Cuellar,
Armando Cid, Larry Ortiz and many students, National Hispanic Heritage
Month, noon - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, Else Gallery. (916) 278-6166.
Continues to Oct. 15. Artist reception, 6 - 9 p.m., Friday, Sept.
"Celebrating Raza Unity: 16 de Septiembre," cultural performances,
art and food, National Hispanic Heritage Month, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.,
Serna Plaza adjacent to the University Union. (916) 278-6997.
Photo exhibit featuring Xico Gonzalez, Victoria Lemus, Consuelo
Hernandez, Cesar Ramos and Dominick Porras, National Hispanic Heritage
Month, various hours, Monday - Friday, Java City Coffee House University
Union. (916) 278-6997. Continues to Oct. 18.
Mines in The Fields (Las Minas de oro en los campos): The
Working and Living Conditions of Agricultural Workers en el Valle
de San Joaquin, an exhibit featuring the photographs of Reuben Serna
and Steven A. Montalvo, National Hispanic Heritage Month, various
times, Monday - Sunday, University Library, first and second floors.
(916) 278-6101. Continues to Oct. 30.
"MEChA de CSUS' 8th Annual Raza Bienvenida," National
Hispanic Heritage Month, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., University Union Redwood
Room. (916) 278-6101.
Saturday, Sept. 21
"A RCAF Raza Concert," entertainment by Jose Montoya's
Trio Casindio, Rondalla de Guadalupe, Revoltosos, Rudos and Phil
Goldvarg, National Hispanic Heritage Month, 8 p.m., Guadalupe Church,
8thand T streets. (916) 278-6101.
Thursday, Sept. 26
Women and Immigration: the California/Mexico Border,
lecture and slide presentation by Martha Castaneda, National Hispanic
Heritage Month, noon, University Union Lobby Suite. (916) 278-6101.
Mexican Film Festival, National Hispanic Heritage Month, 6 - 9 p.m.,
Riverside 1015. (916) 278-6101. Continues Oct. 6.
Sunday, Oct. 6
Mexican Film Festival, National Hispanic Heritage Month, 1 - 7 p.m.,
University Union Hinde Auditorium. (916) 278-6101.
"When Mountains Tremble," lecture by 1992 Nobel Prize
recipient Rigoberta Menchu Tum, National Hispanic Heritage month,
7:30 p.m., University Union Ballroom, Tickets $20 general/$10 CSUS
students. Tickets at CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or at
Tickets.com at (916) 766-2277.