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IME: Hispanic Heritage Month Events
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - Monday, October 15, 2018
La Familia’s Event Series for National Hispanic Heritage Month will recognize and celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions made by the Latinx community in the U.S.
Pan y Café
Tuesday, September 18 | 4:00-6:00pm
Join us to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month! There will be pan dulce (Mexican sweet breads) along with coffee and tea. We will be discussing upcoming HHM events and brainstorming La Familia events. We will round out the evening with a few of rounds of Lotería (Mexican bingo) – including prizes for the winners!
A doc film event and conversation
Thursday, October 4 | 4:00-6:00pm
Featuring: Mala Mala (2014)
We will discuss contemporary issues facing the LGBTQ community, both in the U.S. and Latin America.
Synopsis: A documentary about the power of transformation told through the eyes of 9 trans-identifying individuals in Puerto Rico.
**Not rated but contains graphic images, adult content, and nudity
In collaboration with Queer Graduate and Professional Students (QGAPS). There will be popcorn and snacks for your enjoyment!
Service Opportunity: El Centro Hispano
Saturday, October 13 | 7:30am
Take a break from studying/research by giving back to the community. We are partnering with El Centro Hispano to help with their annual health fair, “La Fiesta de Salud”. The purpose of the health fair is to educate the Latinx community about Durham’s health resources, engage them in physical activities, and provide free on-site health screenings. Volunteers will serve as translators and interpreters for community agencies and/or help with taking patient vitals. You do NOT need to speak Spanish to volunteer! You can volunteer for the whole day or sign up for the morning (7:30am – 12:00pm) or afternoon shift (12:00-3:00pm).
The health fair will take place at the Mexican Consulate in Raleigh. DSS will be organizing carpools from the GSC to Raleigh.
Monday, October 15 | 4:00-6:30pm
La Gozadera is a celebration of Latinx food and culture. You will have a chance to mix and mingle with fellow graduate students while enjoying delicious pupusas. We will get a 10-15 minute lesson in salsa, bachata, and merengue and will close out the evening with a dance party. Bring your dancing shoes!