(Oct. 3, 2013) -- UTSA will host several events as part of Latino Heritage Month including a talent show, a gala and a screening of a documentary by UTSA faculty.
>> "HSA Live!" Talent Show -- The UTSA Hispanic Student Association will provide the opportunity for students to showcase their talent at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3 in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
>> Gala Latina -- A banquet and dance celebrating Latino heritage and culture will be 6-11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4 in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104). Sponsored by the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, the ticketed event is sold out. The event will include a dinner, an award presentation and a dance.
The keynote speaker will be Harriett Romo, UTSA professor of sociology and director of the Mexico Center and the Bank of America Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute (CAPRI).
Additionally, there will be a presentation of the Outstanding Latino/Latina Student Leadership Award. The award recipient will be featured on the Leadership Wall outside the H-E-B University Center Ballroom.
>> Documentary: "The Artist Speaks: Exploring Who I Am" -- A documentary directed by UTSA faculty members chronicles the experiences of several local artists. Free and open to the public, the screening will be 10-11:45 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) on the UTSA Downtown Campus. A discussion will follow the screening.
The event is sponsored by Bicultural Bilingual Studies, Academy for Teacher Excellence, College of Education and Human Development, and the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center.
For more information, contact AnnMargaret Trujillo at 210-458-4770.
Join the Center for Military Families for a panel on Politics in the Service of Military Families, featuring Cedric Leighton, David Splitter, Steve Huerta, and the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA Dance classes will take the stage and share their talents and passion for dance! Come support our growing dance program! $10 admission
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
This panel presentation will look at the history of the YWCA and the impact the organization has had on women in the San Antonio community.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.02.10), Main Campus
The Demography Lecture Series continues with Dr. Barbara Bird of American University. Her topic focuses on Insights Into a Hard to Find Population: Latino Entrepreneurs in Metro Washington, D.C. Event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the pay stall spaces of the Monterrey surface lot.
Monterrey Building (MNT 3.240), Downtown Campus
This video tells the story of four Latina lesbians who fought for exoneration after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 1980s and 1990s.
H-E-B University Center, Bexar Room (HUC 1.102), Main Campus
Tejana/Indígena author Ire'ne Lara Ailva will read from her latest work and discuss her approach to reimagining Tejan@ myths.
Main Building (MB 2.404), Main Campus
Muralist Crystal Arias will discuss her current mural "Cultivate the Past to Prestige" at La India Herbs and themes she utilizes in her other works.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.26), Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is a co-sponsor of the CARTA 19th Annual Conference. The group meets annually to exchange educational programs, ideas, and techniques and to network with other teachers of Russian. Registration required.
DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown San Antonio
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