Events in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on 10/7/2019 3:26:28 PM

October is Hispanic Heritage Month! In celebration, the Hispanic Heritage Council proudly presents a “Special Series on the Southern Border” featuring several upcoming events. All are free and open to the entire IUP community. 

“Wetbook Crossings and the Librotraficante Movement”

  • Friday, October 11
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Building, room 126

Visiting artist and scholar Maria Enriquez will discuss controversial Arizona House Bill 2281 that eliminated Mexican-American Studies and other ethnic programs in Tucson public schools in 2011.

“No Limits: A Photographic Cartography of Writers Along the US-Mexico Border”

  • Friday, October 18
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Building, room 126

Visiting artist Alejandro Meter is a professor of Latin American literature at the University of San Diego. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Mexico, and Argentina.

Discussion Sessions

  • Saturday, October 19
  • 9:00 a.m. to Noon
  • HUB

A multi-session culminating event for all students, staff, and faculty. Discussion sessions will include “Immigrants’ Voices and Identity,” “Migrant Workers’ Rights,” “Internal Militarization,” “Inside the Courtroom,” and “Foreigner vs. Invader.”

Attendance vouchers will be provided.

This series is co-sponsored by the Social Equity and Title IX Office. For further information on any of these events, please contact any member of the Hispanic Heritage Council, or email Marjorie Zambrano-Paff, chair, at mzambran@iup.edu