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Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

Shaping the Bright Future of America


All events are free and open to the public

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017  •  3:00 - 3:45 pm
Academic II, Room 2315

Screening of documentary film, Cuba: Worlds Together, facilitated by Professor Josephine Tarsia

The film examines Cuban music, food, history and culture, paying careful attention to the island's rural underpinnings yet offering a ground level look at cities. The film concludes with an extensive look at the island's unique musical performers and stylistic trends.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017  •  12:15 - 2:15 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

In collaboration with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Screening of the film, La misma luna (Under the Same Moon), facilitated by Professor Mara-Lee Bierman

Single mother Rosario leaves her young son, Carlitos, in the care of his grandmother and illegally crosses the border into the United States. She toils in a dead-end job as a cleaning lady in Los Angeles. When Carlitos’s grandmother passes away, the boy begins a difficult and dangerous journey to join her.


Monday, October 2, 2017  •  11 - 11:50 am

Technology Center, Ellipse
Pelotero: Baseball's Hispanic Heritage

Dr. David Lucander, professor of History and Multicultural Studies, takes us on a survey of the game in Latin America. Expect to learn about pioneers like Roberto Clemente and Juan Marichal, as well as what it's like for today's superstars to make it as they work through highly competitive baseball academies. For more information, contact Laurie Pina,, 845-574-4336.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017  •  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

In collaboration with the Student Development Center and Student Career Services

Career Mosaic: Hispanic Latino Perspective
Successful professionals from a broad range of careers in law enforcement, education, business and government will share their experiences, insight and advice with students.

Facilitated by Professors Nilda Aragones, Kathleen Carroll and Irene Deutsch

Thursday, October 5, 2017  •  3:00 -5:00 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

In collaboration with the Black Students’ Union

Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango by Angolan filmmaker Dom Pedro explores the expression of Tango's Africanness and the contribution of African cultures in the creation of the tango. The word “tango” means “sun” in Congolese. Given that derivation, it comes as no surprise that the dance thought of as South American might be traced back to Africa. Tango Negro attempts to explain why Argentina, the country most closely associated with tango, has generally been averse to admitting its African heritage.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017  •  noon - 2:00 pm
Technology Center, Room 8373

Participants will make a colorful piñata and fill it with candy and other "goodies". All supplies will be provided.

Facilitated by Ms. Yaritza Santana, Student Development Center

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