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WWU to host activities for Hispanic heritage month

WWU to host activities for Hispanic heritage month

September 7th, 2017 in Local News

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.