Hispanic Heritage Month
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Hispanic Heritage Month

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HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS 2016

September 16 – October 14

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

Second Art Exhibition of Nora Mendoza: “The Many Faces of Nora Mendoza”
OUSC GRIZZ ART SPACE, KRESGE LIBRARY, 2ND FLOOR (NEXT TO FRANKIE CAFE)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 | VIERNES 16 DE SEPTIEMBRE

OPENING CEREMONY: CORRUPTION, INEQUALITY AND SOCIAL UNREST IN LATIN AMERICA
Sharon F. Lean, Associate Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University
Over the past two years, the combined effects of economic slowdown and political polarization have provoked a wave of intense social unrest in Latin America. A review of current political developments in Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico and Central America ties this unrest to problems of inequality and corruption that have long characterized the region, and shows how governments on both the right and the left have failed to fully address these root causes.  Implications for US-Latin American relations will also be discussed. 
FIRESIDE LOUNGE, OAKLAND CENTER | Noon – 1 P.M.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17 | SÁBADO 17 DE SEPTIEMBRE

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT AT HISPANIC OUTREACH CENTER
Work alongside Hispanic Outreach Center students and mentors to prepare their community garden for the fall. Lunch provided with a special appearance from the Grizz! Please sign up here.
Meet at the Hispanic Outreach Center, 76 Williams, Pontiac, MI | 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 | MARTES 20 DE SEPTIEMBRE

TACO TRUCK TUESDAY
Join us for a mid-day fiesta to get us ready for Homecoming weekend. Music and free taco-truck tacos for the first 100 people. *This event is for OU students only.
LOCATION TBD | 11:30 A.M. - 1 P.M.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 | LUNES 26 DE SEPTIEMBRE

EAST OF SALINAS FILM SCREENING
Join HALO and the Spanish Club for a viewing of the documentary East of Salinas, a story about immigration, childhood and circumstance. The film (72 minutes) will be shown twice at noon and 2pm.
FIRESIDE LOUNGE, OAKLAND CENTER | Noon AND 2 P.M.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 | JUEVES 29 DE SEPTIEMBRE

TUITION EQUALITY FORUM AT OAKLAND UNIVERSITY
Oakland University Student Congress (OUSC) will talk about the benefits and advantages of a Tuition Equality policy at Oakland University.
FIRESIDE LOUNGE, OAKLAND CENTER | Noon – 1 P.M.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 | SÁBADO 1 DE OCTUBRE

COLLEGE 101
Foro de discusión para estudiantes secundarios y sus padres sobre lo que se necesita para el ingreso universitario. Se proveerá ayuda individualizada para escribir el ensayo para la solicitud y se responderán todas las preguntas al respecto en español e inglés.
ELLIOT HALL, 208 | 9 A.M. – NOON

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 | DOMINGO 2 DE OCTUBRE

A FIESTA IN DETROIT
OUSC and the Spanish Department will take OU students, staff and faculty on a tour of Mexicantown and the Detroit Institute of Arts with a lunch provided at Xochi Milco’s in Mexicantown. Limited space available.
*This event is for OU students only.
Leave OU at noon, return to OU at 6 P.M. | Sign up at Oakland University Student Congress, 62 Oakland Center

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 | MARTES 4 DE OCTUBRE

PRESENTATION: THE MANY FACES OF NORA MENDOZA | LAS DISTINTAS FACETAS DE NORA MENDOZA
Guest speaker: Nora Mendoza, Latino artist – founder of “Galera Mendoza” and co-founder of “Nuestras Artes de Michigan.”
A testimony of Nora Mendoza’s Continuous struggle as a minority artist.
FIRESIDE LOUNGE, OAKLAND CENTER | Noon – 1 P.M.

WORKSHOP: A STILL LIFE PAINTING OF LATINO ICONICISM
SEGUNDO TALLER: UNA REPRESENTACION DE LA ICONOGAFIA LATINA
Create a painting with Nora Mendoza. No experience necessary. Limited seating.
*This event is for OU students only.
OAKLAND CENTER, ROOM 128 | 1 P.M. – 2 P.M.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 | S Á BADO 8 DE OCTUBRE

ASK THE LATINA | PREGUNTA A UNA LATINA
Keynote Speaker: Christine Chavez, granddaughter of Cesar Chavez
This conference will provide Latinas with decision making tools to utilize throughout their lives journey. Presentations on Health, Law, Finance, Business and Education will be offered in both Spanish and English. Register at www.LatinaEmpowermentCongerence.eventbrite.com
Free to OU students.
BANQUET ROOMS, OAKLAND CENTER | 8:30 A.M. – 5 P.M.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12 | MIERCOLES 12 DE OCTUBRE

IMMIGRATION DEBATE
Moderator: Dr. Alan Epstein
Participants: Consul of Mexico Mr. Juan Manuel Solana Morales; Mayra Lorenzana Miles, Immigration Attorney; Dr. Emmett Lombart, Associate Professor of Political Science ; Dr. Diana Orces, Assistant Professor of Political  Science; and Dr. Alan Epstein, Special Instructor of Political Science.
OAKLAND CENTER, BANQUET ROOM A | Noon – 2 P.M.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 | VIERNES 14 DE OCTUBRE

CLOSING CEREMONY: "HONORING OUR HERITAGE. BUILDING OUR FUTURE."
Join us as we close out OU's 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month with a celebration that pays homage to the past and also looks forward to the future. 
GOLD ROOM A, OAKLAND CENTER | Noon – 1 P.M.

About HHM

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a national recognition of the culture, contributions and heritage of Hispanic Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.

It is a long-standing tradition at Oakland University to recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month during the month of September to celebrate the history, politics and culture of Hispanic people, locally and globally.

Committee

2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Committee

Terry Beltran
Beltran Media
terry@beltranmedia.com

Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo
Assistant Professor, Spanish
campoycu@oakland.edu

Sean Foe
Oakland University Student Program Board
smfoe@oakland.edu

Amy Joa
Center for Multicultural Initiatives
ajoa@oakland.edu

Nicole Lucio
Center for Multicultural Initiatives
ndlucio@oakland.edu

Jean Ann Miller
Center for Student Activities
jam@oakland.edu

Laura Montoya-Trujillo
Spanish Club
limontoyatrujil@oakland.edu

Ahmed Naseem
Oakland University Student Congress
anaseem@oakland.edu

Cecilia Saenz-Roby
Associate Professor, Spanish
saenzrob@oakland.edu

Yeriko Vargas
Hispanic American Leaders Organization
dvwatts@oakland.edu

Sponsors

2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Sponsors

Center for Multicultural Initiatives

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Writing and Rhetoric Department

School of Education and Human Services

Integrated Studies

Disability Support Services

Student Affairs Information Technology

University Housing

Golden Key International Honour Society

Center for Student Activities

Hispanic American Leadership Organization

Oakland University Student Congress

Oakland University Student Program Board

Spanish Club

Department of Art and Art History

Department of Political Science

Hispanic Outreach
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