Armstrong to Host Latino Heritage Week Sept. 19-28

(August 31, 2011) Armstrong Atlantic State University's Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong (HOLA) program will host Latino Heritage Week, September 19-28. This year's highlights include a free screening of Alejandro González Irráñitu's film Biutiful and a lecture, “Immigration and Identity: The Cinema as a Meeting Place,” presented by Gracia Roldan, Armstrong professor of Spanish. All events will be held on the Armstrong campus. The full schedule is as follows:

Monday, Sept. 19, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Student Union Residential Plaza
Latino Heritage Week Kicks Off with DJ Pikachu

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6-9 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom
Salsa Magic, an interactive Latin dance party
This award winning dance party will feature free lessons, practice time and an exciting and fun close-of-show contest with prizes.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 6-9 p.m.
Ogeechee Theater, Student Union
Free screening of Biutiful, a film by Alejandro González Irráñitu
In Spanish with English subtitles (mature audiences). A love story centered on the journey of Uxbal (Javier Barden), a conflicted man who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality in the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona. His livelihood is earned out-of-bounds; his sacrifices for his children know no bounds. Popcorn and drinks provided.

Friday, Sept. 23, 8-10 a.m.
Student Union Lobby
Breakfast with HOLA, Phi Iota Alpha and Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. (S.I.A.)
Join the HOLA Club and the on-campus Latino sorority and fraternity for free breakfast treats, featuring Mexican hot chocolate and a delightful array of pastries, breads and other baked goods from México, Colombia, Argentina, Cuba and more.

Monday, Sept. 26, noon-1 p.m.
Ogeechee Theater, Student Union
Dr. Gracia Roldan, Armstrong Professor of Spanish, presents a lecture, “Immigration and Identity: The Cinema as a Meeting Place.”

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m. -1:15 p.m.
Student Union Residential Plaza
Fiesta Day. Visit the Armstrong Mercado (Latin market) where you can browse and sample a variety of Latin foods. Features include the Tradición Latina dance ensemble and Mariachi Guadalajara.

For additional information about Latino Heritage Week, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at 912.344.2652.