Cleveland State University is celebrating Latino culture, dance, film, music and more during the 20th Annual Hispanic Awareness Month, titled “Latino Journeys, Voices and Expressions.”
Events continue through October 15. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND TAKE PLACE ON THE CSU CAMPUS.
Hispanic Awareness Month is sponsored by CSU’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODAMA). For more information, please call Roberto E. Chávez at 216.687.9283 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thurs., Oct. 1
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Main Classroom Auditorium, 1899 East 22nd Street
Area high school students explore college and career options through interactive classroom experiences with CSU faculty. Lunch provided. RSVP required to Jamie Vega at 216.687.3742.
Fiesta Latina and Dance Lessons
Fri., Oct. 2
Mather Mansion, 3rd floor ballroom, 2605 Euclid Ave.
Join us for a celebration of dance and music! Merengue and salsa dance lessons offered by Ana Dumett, Director of HispAna.
Latino Awards Luncheon
Keynote speaker: acclaimed artist-entrepreneur Hector Vega
Tues., Oct. 6
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fenn Tower, third floor ballroom, 1983 E. 24th Street
CSU students, faculty, staff and guests recognize and honor campus/community leaders with the Padrino/Madrina Award. The Latino Faculty and Staff Association will also present the Sister Alicia Alvarado Award and Student Leader Awards. By invitation only. RSVP required at 216. 687.9283
Afro-Caribbean Rhythms Master Class with Noel Quintana
Thur., Oct. 8
11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Drinko Hall, Music and Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Ave.
Lecture and demonstration of Afro-Caribbean rhythms and beats by Latin jazz musician and band leader Noel Quintana. Students are welcome to bring percussion instruments to play with Mr. Quintana.
Café Bellas Artes Presents:
Noel Quintana and The Latin Crew Concert
Fri., Oct. 9
Reception at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m.
Main Classroom Auditorium
Noel Quintana's and The Latin Crew is one of Cleveland's leading salsa and Latin Jazz bands, blending New York and Cubano flavor. New York City native Noel Quintana is a percussionist, band leader, teacher, Latin music researcher and collector, and has lived in Cleveland since 1991. He has shared the stage with a "who's who" list of Latin music's giants: Tito Puente, Johnny Almendra, los Jovenes del Barrio and many others. Café Bellas Artes is a partnership between the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.
A Love Story Beginning in Spanish:
Reading and Talk by Judith Ortiz-Cofer
Sat., Oct. 10
Main Classroom Building, room 134 5 p.m.
Part of the Cultural Crossings III Crossing Over Symposium
Keynote speaker Ortiz-Cofer is a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia.
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
Film and Discussion
Thur., Oct. 15
Fenn Tower Theater
A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of west Texas. The body is found….and Pete Perkins, a local ranch foreman, undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico, where the sad reality of those who live near the border with the U.S. is disclosed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Facilitated by Dr. Delia Galvan, Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages. 121 min.
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