Wayne State University observing Hispanic Heritage Month with series of events

August 17, 2009

Wayne State University and the Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies (CBS)are commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month, running from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, with a series of events ranging from films and lectures, to a festival and a gala fundraising dinner.

Hispanic Heritage Month, observed yearly between September 15 and October 15, marks the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries-Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on Sept. 16 and Chile on Sept. 18.

WSU CBS Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
"Heritage & Hope/Herencia y Esperanza"
Calendar of Events

 Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
CBS Gala & Celebración Fundraising Dinner

6-10 p.m.

Featuring: Martina Guzman & Nuyorican poet Tato Laviera

WSU Student Center Ballroom
5221 Gullen Mall Detroit MI, 48202

$45 individual ticket or $400 CBS Student advocate sponsor (includes one table for eight guests)

For more information,
please call (313) 577-437

WCCCD Downriver Campus Hispanic HeritageFestival

1-5 p.m.

Food, Music, Art workshops and more!
"Connecting schools through WayneDirect!"

WCCCD Downriver Campus
21000 Northline Road
Taylor, MI 48180

Free and open to the public!
For more information please call
Mon-Friday (734) 946-3400

 September 15-October 15
(weekdays only from 8am-5pm)
 Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Turning a Negative into a Positive: A Photographic Tour of Southwest Detroit,"
by Christina Zurkiwskyj

WSU Faculty Administration Building
Atrium (1st floor)

Free and open to the public.
For more information please call
(313) 577.4378

WSU SHPE Grito Celebration


Mexican independence day
celebration, music & fun

WSU Gullen Mall
5155 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI. 48202

Free and open to the public

 Thursday, September 24, 2009
 Friday, September 25, 2009

Cuban Film Series

6:15-9:30 pm

WSU Undergraduate Library
Bernath Auditorium
3100 David Adamany Undergraduate Library
5155 Gullen Mall Detroit, MI. 48202

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by CBS & Friends of Cuba.

"Digital Storytelling: An Online Exhibit
of Mexican American History in Texas"


A collection of photographs by Russell Lee
commissioned by George I. Sanchez

WSU Purdy/Kresge Library.
5244 Cass Detroit MI, 48202.
The Simons Room, 144

Presented by Maria Gonzalez (MLIS).
For more information please call
(313) 577-1980

Thursday, October 8, 2009
 Saturday, October 10, 2009
A Reading by Apaxu Maiz,
Author of "Looking for Aztlan"

1-2 pm

WSU Faculty Administration Building
656 W. Kirby
Detroit MI, 48202
Room 3339

Free and open to the public. For more information please call 313.577.4378

"The Accidental Mummies of Guanajuato" exhibition
Detroit Science Center
5020 John R St
Detroit, MI 48202-4045

To purchase tickets or for more information
please call 313.577.8400

 Tuesday, October 13, 2009 
A informational panel discussion
will center on the development of a
Latino heritage room at WSU


WSU General lectures
5045 Anthony Wayne
Detroit MI, 48202

Room: 150 (Potential heritage room)
For more information please call (313) 577-4378
Free and open to the public

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