George Mason Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted: September 15, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“Latinos in the New Millennium” is the theme of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins today and continues through Oct. 16. The celebration begins tonight with a showing of “All about My Mother” in the Johnson Center Cinema at 9 p.m. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Harris Theater. Writer Cristina Garcia presents “Dreaming in Cuban, Writing in English: Testimony of a Cuban-American Writer.”

On Tuesday, Sept. 26, Aceite y Agua (Oil and Water), a play written and produced by Mark Williams, is performed at Harris Theater from 7 to 9 p.m. On Thursday, Oct. 5, dancers Idalberto Banderas and Maura Alvarez present a lecture-demonstration, “Cuban Son: The Afro-Latino Roots of Salsa.” The event takes place in the SUB II Ballroom from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Other activities during the month include a lecture by Juan Esteban Munoz from New York University on Thursday, Oct. 12. He presents “Cruising Utopia: The Anticipatory Illumination of Queer Nightlife” at 5 p.m. in SUB II, Rooms 5, 6, and 7. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, House of Spirits is shown in the Johnson Center Cinema at 9 p.m. and midnight.

The sixth annual gala dinner, featuring the Placido Domingo scholarship ceremony and honoring outstanding Hispanic students, takes place on Friday, Sept. 29. Scheduled from 7 p.m. to midnight, the event is held in the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room.

The Hispanic Heritage Month dinner in Campus Crossroads at Ciao Hall closes out the month-long celebration on Oct. 17. The dinner is $6 per person and runs from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information on Hispanic Heritage Month activities, call Minority Student Affairs at x32700.

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