La Voz Latina - Su puente a la comunidad Hispana de Georgia y Carolina del sur

ASU unveils plans for activity-filled Hispanic Heritage Month

   Savannah's Armstrong State University (ASU) has assembled an outstanding slate of events for its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th, 2015.

     This year's events are the results of close collaboration between ASU's Office of Multicultural Affairs Director, Nashia Whittenburg; Lucero Aradillas, Program Manager for College Access Mentoring Information and Outreach (CAMINO); and Elizabeth Vazquez De la Peña,
Coordinator, Hispanic Outreach and Retention.

     “We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month every fall but our special goal this year is to create events that would encourage the participation of all our Hispanic communities as well as ASU students,” Whittenburg said.

     Beginning September 16th, the  public is invited to attend a weekly “Brown-Bag” lecture series that will focus on different aspect of latin American culture.

     Thanks to a special grant obtained by the ASU Spanish Film Club, there will be free screenings of five iconic Spanish-language films including El Libertador, Paraiso, Esclavo de Dios, Bajari: Gypsy Barcelona, and Malacrianza/ The Crow's Nest.

     On September 24th, BB&T Bank is sponsoring a guest lecture at The Beach Institute in downtown Savannah featuring Jerry Gonzalez, the Executive Director of  the Georgia Association Of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO).   Gonzalez will be joined by ASU student, Yair Muñoz, in a discussion of the legalities and importance of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA.

     ASU has many other events and exhibits planned for  Hispanic Heritage Month and most all of them are free and open to the public. So be sure and read the September issue of la Voz Latina for a complete listing of  events and activities!

Issue Month: 
Thursday, August 13, 2015