William Woods University will celebrate Hispanic heritage month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
"We have an important Hispanic community here at William Woods and a growing Hispanic population the Missouri area," Hannah Bolados, assistant Spanish professor at William Woods, said. "This month is a great moment to stop and recognize this ethnic group."
Bolados is running a series of events on campus, which are free and open to the public:
Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off: 4-5 p.m. Sept. 15; Burton Hall 006. Bolados will discuss the importance of the holiday and why it is celebrated.
Chicano Artists: Painting An(other) Identities: 4-5 p.m. Sept. 27; Burton 006. Guadalupe Pérez-Anzaldo, associate professor of Spanish at the University of Missouri, will present on visual representations of Chicano history. Light refreshments to follow.
Mesa de Espaol: noon1 p.m. Oct. 4; Nielsen Room, Tucker Dining Hall. Practice speaking Spanish during this monthly event. Good for beginner, intermediate, and native speakers.
Film Screening: 4 and 7 p.m. Oct. 4; Library Auditorium. There will be a viewing of "Sin Nombre" (R), a 2009 movie about a young Honduran woman on an odyssey to cross the U.S. border. Discussion led by Bolados to follow.