September 7, 2005

'Caliente' lineup for Hispanic Heritage Month'

The events for Hispanic Heritage Month at Sacramento State are hotter than ever with the campus premiere of the play S-E-X-Oh!, a performance from Latino rock band Molotov and a screening of the acclaimed documentary El Corrido de Cecilia Rios. Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated on campus this year from Sept. 12 through Oct. 19, honors the cultures and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The screenings of the movies El Corrido de Cecilia Rios and A Girl's Life kick off the month, with a scheduled talk by film directors Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Dawn Valadez. El Corrido documents the events surrounding the murder of a 15-year-old girl in a California school, and shows her classmates' efforts to cope with her death and speak about the problems of violence. A Girl's Life, which chronicles the lives of four preteen girls from different cultural and economic backgrounds, immediately follows. The films start at noon, Monday, Sept. 12 in the University Union Hinde Auditorium.

The film Escuela, a documentary on a 13-year-old migrant girl's efforts to receive an education, will be shown at noon, Sept. 15 in Library 1010.

Topics ranging from the serious to the silly are tackled within the play S-E-X-Oh!, brought to Sacramento by the Latina theatre company Teatro Luna and La Raza Galeria Posada. The play explores the relationship between gender, sex, and culture through the eyes of Latinas while exposing stereotypes surrounding Latina sexuality. The play shows at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15 in the Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall. Tickets are $15 general and $10 for students.  

Music spices up the month as Mexican rap-metal group Molotov - with pop-rock band Los Abandoned - will perform on campus at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 in the University Union Ballroom. The band's music has sparked controversy in Mexico for its outspoken views about politicians, television hosts, media, U.S.-Mexico border problems, and anti-war views. Tickets are $20 general and $15 for students.

The Los Kung Fu Monkeys, an eight-piece punk and ska band from Tijuana, will perform at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Serna Plaza.

The most up-to-date Hispanic Heritage Month listings can be found on the Sacramento State Events Calendar at www.csus.edu/events. Tickets are available at the Sacramento State Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or at Tickets.com.

For more information about Hispanic Heritage Month at Sacramento State, contact the Multi-Cultural Center at (916) 278-6101. For media assistance, contact the Sacramento State Public Affairs office at (916)278-6156.

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