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University slates events in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

The University of Toledo will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, with several events that will spotlight the culture.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to celebrate another Hispanic Heritage Month,” said David Young, director of the Office of Excellence and Multicultural Student Success. “It is another opportunity to learn, grow, and experience the richness of the culture. It is my hope that students and the entire UT community take advantage of the diverse programming this month.”

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTHListed by date, the events facilitated through the UT Office of Excellence and Multicultural Student Success and Latino Student Union include:

Monday, Sept. 14 — Works by artist Arsinio Velasquez will go on display in the display case in the Student Union Trimble South Lounge.

Tuesday, Sept. 15 — Street Fair Kickoff, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Centennial Mall. Yvonne, known for performing with the Tejano band Fuego, will sing. In addition, El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico will demonstrate cultural dances. There’ll be free food, games, health screenings and informational tables.

Monday, Sept. 21 — Spanish Tutorial, 8 to 10 p.m., location to be announced.

Thursday, Sept. 24 — Latino Idol, 8 to 10 p.m., location to be announced. The Latino Student Union will hold its annual competition where contestants sing in Spanish. The event is open to all.

Tuesday, Sept. 29 — Cocina Latina, 6 to 9 p.m., location to be announced. The Latino Student Union will demonstrate how to prepare Hispanic dishes.

Tuesday, Oct. 13 — Movie Night, 8:30 p.m., location to be announced. “Cesar Chavez” will be shown.

Thursday, Oct. 15 — Panel With a Purpose, 6 p.m., Student Union Room 2584. “The Role of Latinos” will be the topic of discussion.

For more information, go to utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/oemss.

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