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Have Fun and Learn at Hispanic Heritage Month Events

By: Mary Ann Cozza

Hispanic Heritage Month is upon us at UHD and the Spanish Department has planned several events to celebrate Hispanic culture, influential figures and education.

Tomorrow, Sept. 27, the Academic Building's third floor will be transformed into a celebration of Hispanic heritage. "Sharing Our Hispanic Heritage" will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offer attendees samples of Hispanic foods, music and crafts from various Hispanic countries. It is held in collaboration with Sigma Delta Pi, La Tertulia and the UHD Cultural Enrichment Center.

"Tres Vidas," a dramatic performance about the lives of Frida Kahlo, Rufina Amaya, and Alfonsina Storni, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Cullen Robertson Auditorium. This event is also a collaboration with the UHD Cultural Enrichment Center.

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, the UHD Center for Public Deliberation will hold a public forum, "What does it mean to be Hispanic/Latino in Texas?" at 7 p.m. in a room yet to be determined.

Students will have two opportunities to learn about UHD's Spanish program on Thursday, Oct. 13. From noon to 2 p.m., there will be a Spanish Open House on the Academic Building's third floor for all students interested in learning about the Spanish program. From 4 to 5 p.m. in room N453 of the W.I. Dykes Library, students can listen to Spanish program alumni speak about what they're doing with their Spanish degrees.

All events are free and open to the public.