Latino Heritage Week

Armstrong Celebrates Latino Heritage Week 2012

(Sept. 14, 2012) Armstrong Atlantic State University's Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong (HOLA) program will host Latino Heritage Week, Sept. 20-27. The week's events will kick off with the Miami-based Bachaco, a world-class band that presents a unique fusion of reggae, dancehall and cumbia music. Other highlights include a free screening of “The Price of Sugar,” narrated by Paul Newman, and a lecture by José de Arimatéia da Cruz, Armstrong associate professor of international relations and comparative politics, entitled “Political Transformation in Contemporary Latin American Politics.”

The full schedule of events is as follows:

Thursday, Sept. 20, 8p.m.
Fine Arts Hall Auditorium
Latino Heritage Week commences with Miami's best! Bachaco, a world-class fusion band of reggae, dancehall and cumbia gets the week-long festivities started. Bring your dancing shoes and a friend!
Free and open to the public.

Narrated by Paul Newman
Saturday, Sept. 22, 7p.m.
Student Union Ogeechee Theatre
In the Dominican Republic, a tropical island-nation, tourists flock to pristine beaches, unaware that a few miles away thousands of dispossessed Haitians toil under armed guard on plantations, harvesting sugarcane, much of which ends up in U.S. kitchens. This film raises key questions about where the products we consume originate and at what human cost they are produced.
Free and open to the public.

Sept. 24-27, 8-10p.m.
Student Recreation Center
The Student Recreation Center will offer a week of Salsa dance lessons. For additional information, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Free and open to Armstrong students, faculty and staff.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 8p.m.
Student Union Savannah Ballroom
Comedian/writer Cristela Alonzo has been featured on Comedy Central's “Live At Gotham.” She was also a semifinalist on NBC's “Last Comic Standing.” Cristela's work has been recognized by and the Boston Comedy Festival. A not-to-be-missed show!
Sponsored by the Armstrong Campus Union Board (CUB)

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 11:30a.m.-1:30p.m.
Student Union Residential Plaza
Visit the Armstrong Mercado (Latin Market) where you can browse and sample a variety of Latin foods, juices and produce. Our program will feature Diego Val—a Peruvian native and singer/songwriter/actor who has performed with Pitbull, LMFAO, Chino & Nacho, and the Black Eyed Peas. He is also one of the lead actors on the No. 1 television series in South America, “Corazon Rebelde.” Val was a runner up for Latin American Idol and is currently a contestant in season 3 of “The Voice” on NBC. The fun awaits you at the Student Union Residential Plaza!
Free and open to the public.

“Political Transformation In Contemporary Latin American Politics”
Thursday, Sept. 27, 11:30a.m.
Student Union Ogeechee Theatre
During the 1960s and 1970s, Latin America was ruled by bureaucratic authoritarian regimes brought about by a series of revolutions that installed military regimes. In the 1980s, most countries saw a return to democracy, but by the 1990s, many nations had not consolidated their infant democracies and instead, countries were developing hybrid regimes. In this presentation, da Cruz will discuss what factors led to the rise of B-A regimes in Latin America in the 1960s and 1970s; the reasons for a return to democracy; and why instead of consolidation of democracy, we have witnessed the rise of these hybrid regimes.
Free and open to the public.

Armstrong's HOLA program is a student-focused Hispanic/Latino initiative that provides student support services and cultural awareness programs which strengthen the collegiate experience of a diverse body of campus constituents and community partners. For more information on HOLA and the Latino Heritage Week events, call 912.344.2652 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).