Hispanic Heritage Month events at IU East

Hispanic Heritage Month events at IU East

Indiana University East’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration events are planned now through November 1.

Hispanic Heritage Month will have several events and activities offered by the World Languages and Cultures department and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Huevos verdes y jamón (Bilingual Storytelling) is a joint venture with the Campus Library and literacy movements. Throughout the month, IU East students will read books to students at Fairview Elementary and Elizabeth Starr Academy and speak about Hispanic Heritage Month.

IU East students in Spanish language or culture courses will also write stories for the campus newspaper, The Howler. The special series, Hispanic Indiana, will focus on Hispanic identity.

In early October, Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society at IU East, will host a round table on the “Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henríquez. For more information on the book, visit http://english.org/sigmatd/events/commonreader/index.shtml.

The Day of the Dead Altar Building Competition will be held at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, in the Campus Library, located in Hayes Hall.
Spanish classes at IU East will create altars for Day of the Dead. Members of the campus are invited to contribute photos of loved ones. Spanish classes will present their altars and speak about Day of the Dead via the Hispanicampus gallery project. The campus will vote for their favorite altar.

Hispanicampus Virtual Galleries for all Hispanic Heritage Month activities will be available throughout the month at flickr.com/photos.

Throughout the month WCTV will air “Let’s Talk: Hispanic Health” on WETV, Channel 20 at various times. Also airing throughout the month will be a replay of an interview conducted with Alice Driver, a photojournalist and documentary film maker in Mexico, by Dianne Moneypenny, assistant professor of Spanish and coordinator of World Languages & Cultures at IU East. Driver visited IU East in September 2014 in the WCTV studio. Check local listings for program airings.

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