September 5, 2001
Join CSUS in Hispanic Heritage Month Revelry
People 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,
the arts as well as myriad other disciplines.
Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 California State University, Sacramento
will join the countrywide celebration of Hispanic achievements.
This will be the first year the University has celebrated
National Hispanic Heritage Month, which organizers hope to
turn into an annual event.
A series of free and ticketed events including art exhibits,
lectures, slide presentations, panel discussions, music concerts
and dance concerts will take place on campus throughout National
Hispanic Heritage Month. There will also be a fiesta celebration
and dedication of Serna Plaza featuring music by Jose Montoya
y Trio Casindio and dances by Raices de Mi Tierra.
National 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
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.
For more information call (916) 278-7241 or see attached schedule
of events. Media assistance is available by contacting the
CSUS office of public affairs at (916) 278-6156.
National Hispanic Heritage Month CSUS Events
Thursday, Sept. 13 Mexican Independence Celebration, mariachi
music, folkloric dance, Aztec dance, speakers and art exhibits,
11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Serna Plaza next to the University Union.
Saturday, Sept. 15 -
Monday, Oct. 15 El Poder de Latinos en Los Estados Unidos:
The Power of Latinos in the United States, book exhibit, various
Monday, Sept. 17 -
Friday, Oct. 5 "Asphalt Jungle Assemblages," paintings
and mixed media exhibit, Blanca Aurora Amezcua, 10:30 a.m.
- 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday and 5 - 8 p.m., Wednesdays and
Thursdays, University Union Gallery. Artist's reception with
music by Gardenia Azul, 4 p.m., Sept. 20.
Monday, Sept. 17 -
Sunday, Oct. 14 "Reflections," photography exhibit,
Hector Amezcu from the Sacramento Bee, various times, library.
Artist's reception with music by Gardenia Azul, 4 p.m., Sept.
Monday, Sept. 17 "Political and Social Commentary: A
Latino Perspective," lecture and slide presentation,
Lalo Alcaraz, political cartoonist, noon, University Union
Tuesday, Sept. 18 "The Changing Face of the Latino Community,"
lecture, David Leon, director of CSUS Chicano Studies, noon,
University Union Hinde Auditorium.
Wednesday, Sept. 26 "A Journey: Hombre a Hombre,"
Francisco Reveles, lecture and slide presentation, noon, University
Union Hinde Auditorium.
Thursday, Sept. 27 "Mexico: A Social and Political Panel
Discussion," 12:30 p.m., University Union Hinde Auditorium.
Friday, Sept. 28 "Viva la Musica!" Claudia Kitka
and Gilda Taffet, concert, 8 p.m., Capistrano Hall 151. Tickets
$6 general/$4 CSUS students and seniors. Tickets at CSUS Ticket
Office at (916) 278-4323 or at Tickets.com at (916) 766-2277.
Tuesday, Oct. 2 "Tangos and More," CSUS student
ensemble concert, 4 p.m., Capistrano Hall 151.
Wednesday, Oct. 3 Lecture and book signing, Victor VillaseNor,
author of Rain of Gold and Thirteen Senses, noon, Serna Plaza
near the University Union.
Friday, Oct. 5 Dedication of Serna Plaza, featuring music
by Jose Montoya y Trio Casindio and dances by Raices de Mi
Tierra, 4: 30 p.m., Serna Plaza near the University Union.
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