Armstrong State University to Host Latino Heritage Month Celebration September 14th Through October 12th

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Armstrong State University will celebrate Latino Heritage Month from Thursday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Oct. 15, in connection with the national celebration, which promotes Latino heritage and culture.

Armstrong’s Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong program has organized nearly 30 events for this year’s celebration, which will take place on Armstrong’s main campus at 11935 Abercorn St., the Armstrong Liberty Center at 175 W. Memorial Drive in Hinesville and various downtown Savannah locations. All events are free and open to the public.

Highlights from the 2017 Latino Heritage Month schedule are listed below:

Thursday, Sept. 14: 11 a.m-2 p.m.

Fiesta Day

Student Union Residential Plaza/Savannah  

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs and HOLA for the annual Fiesta Day! Enjoy authentic Latin American food, music and performances.

Tuesday, Sept. 19: 6-8 p.m.

Flamenco Dance Lesson

Student Recreational Center Group Workout Studio/Savannah campus

Want to dance flamenco? Join HOLA Club and Fit 912 Savannah for a free flamenco lesson.

Wednesday, Sept. 20: Noon-1 p.m.

Passport to Latin America

Armstrong Liberty Center Student Commons/Hinesville

Step into the world of four Latin American countries with food, music, fun facts and much more. Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Liberty Center for an afternoon of cultural enrichment.

Wednesday, Sept. 27: Noon-1 p.m.

Debunking Cuba: Changing Economics and Cultural Contexts Lecture

University Hall 157/Savannah

Armstrong Spanish Professor Grant Gearhart, Ph.D., will discuss the current state of business opportunities and obstacles in Cuba, as well as the country’s new attitude toward entrepreneurship.

Thursday, Sept. 28: 6-8 p.m.

Spanish Film Club Presents “Neruda”

Ogeechee Theater/Savannah

Gael García Bernal joins award winning Chilean director, Pablo Larraín, in “Neruda,” a noir-infused reimagining of the Nobel Prize-winning poet and Senator Pablo Neruda and his struggle with the state. Neruda tries to flee the country, but is forced into hiding. Inspired by the dramatic events of his new life as a fugitive, Neruda writes his epic collection of poems, “Canto General.”

Wednesday, Oct. 11: Noon-1 p.m.

Chicano Movement Lecture

Liberty Center/Hinesville

Armstrong Spanish Professor Bill Deaver, Ph.D., will give a general overview of key figures in the Chicano Movement and their roles to empower La Raza during the struggle for equal rights by focusing on key issues such as fair housing, safe working conditions and fair pay.