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Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Celebration

Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Celebration

The Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Celebration is a traditional ceremony to commemorate the University of Mississippi’s official recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. As a part of the celebration of culture and diversity, the opening celebration will feature Dr. Simone Delerme as the keynote speaker. There will also be remarks from Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Dr. Melinda Sutton, and the President of UM’s Latin America Student Organization. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Union Ballroom

Hispanic Heritage Films Series

Beginning September 29th, a series of films will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. All films will begin at 6:00pm and will be held in the FedEx Center Auditorium (Room 200). The full list of films and lectures can be found here: Hispanic Heritage Month Film Series

September 29th: “Chico and Rita” (Spain, United Kingdom)
October 6th: “God’s Slave” (Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela)
October 13th: “Ixcanul, Volcano” (Guatemala)
November 10th: “The Liberator” (Spain, Venezuela)
November 17th: “Everyone Leaves” (Colombia)

The Hispanic Heritage Series is made possible with the support of Pragda, the Spanish Film Club.com, SPAIN Arts & Culture, and the Secretary of State for the Culture of Spain. Our local major sponsors are: The Department of Modern Languages, The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, The Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement, and Alpha Lambda Delta. Other local sponsors include: Cinema, The College of Liberal Arts, English, The Croft Institute for International Studies, the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History, The FedEx Student-Athlete Academic Support Center, Political Science, The Sarah Isom Center for Gender and Women’s Studies, the Oxford Film Festival and Sociology and Anthropology.

Other Events

Union Unplugged: Latin Dancing with the Stars

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

*Note: Date Correction

12:15 PM- 1:00 PM

Union Plaza

What Does Columbus Day Mean Now? or Why Hispanic  Heritage Month Matters

National holidays are always controversial, and none is more so than Columbus Day. Hispanic Heritage Month offers a welcome alternative in educational and cultural institutions around the country. The current image of Columbus as a “Renaissance Darth Vader” has a long history, and Hispanic Heritage Month has a shorter but more immediately (indeed!) important one. If the former is concerned with European overseas expansion and the colonization of native Amerindian peoples, the latter involves United States domestic issues of race, ethnicity, and immigration. This talk will cover briefly the history of Columbian commemorations in the United States (mentioning its observances in Spain and Latin America) and, at greater length, the development of Hispanic Heritage Month. The interpretation of the figure of Columbus and his contemporaries in Latin American novels will round out this presentation.

Facilitated by Rolena Adorno, Sterling Professor of Spanish at Yale University.

Hosted by the Spanish Film Club & Department of Modern Languages

Thursday, September 22, 2016

5:30 PM

Bryant 209

Spanglish Reflections & Nuyorican Dreams: Latinos in the US South

One of the most notable migratory shifts in recent decades is Latino settlement and community formation in new, southern destinations. This selfreflexive talk features documentary photography that will take the audience on a journey South, from Spanish Harlem (New York), 4th street (Delaware), and the suburb where Boricuas Viven Libres/Puerto Ricans Live Free (Florida) to Mundo Latino/Latino World in Northern Mississippi. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork conducted between 2001 and 2016, the presenter will discuss ethnic identity, language ideologies, and the process of place making in comparative perspective.

Facilitated by Simone Delerme, Assistant Professor of Southern Studies

Hosted by the Spanish Film Club & Department of Modern Languages

Friday, September 23, 2016

Noon- 1:00 PM

Lamar 555


Hispanic Heritage Month Cultural Conversation: Embracing Experiences

Join us as members of the UM community share their stories about Hispanic and Latin American culture & heritage.

Co-sponsored by: Latin American Student Organization (LASO)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Bryant 209

 Did You Know?

September 15 – October 15, 2016

Join us on our social media outlets as we highlight various artists, authors, actors/actresses, and athletes of Hispanic and Latin American descent.

Hispanic Heritage Month Sponsors

The Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement

Department of Modern Language

Latin American Student Organization

The Spanish Film Club

Click below for a printable version!

Hispanic Heritage Month Calendar

For more information or disability accommodations, please contact The Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at 662-915-1689 or inclusion@olemiss.edu.