Highlights include presentations by U.S. Surgeon General Antonia Novello, Chicana author and poet Ana Castillo, and a Latino extravaganza with performances by Los Hijos de Aztlan and groups representing Argentina, Espana, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.
The celebration begins with a reception and presentation by Antonio Flores, director of support services, Student Financial Assistance, Michigan Department of Education, at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Michigan League Ballroom. He will discuss Cultural Diversity in Higher Education Curriculum.
Other activities include:
q Sept. 16, Socially Active Latino Student Association (SALSA) planning meeting 79 p.m., Wedge Room, West Quadrangle;
q Sept. 17, Film Hangin with the Homeboys, 79 p.m., Natural Science Auditorium;
q Sept. 18, Music by El Mariachi Alma de Mejico band, noon, Diag;
q Sept. 19, Surgeon General Antonia Novello and other panelists, Celebrate MichiganRound Table Discussion, Curing Health: Michigan at Work, 8:4510:15 a.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, sponsored by the schools of Public Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Law and Pharmacy; LS&A; and the Division of Kinesiologyone of the kickoff events for the Campaign for Michigan.
q Sept. 19, Mini conference for new Latino students on excelling at the U-M, 14 p.m., Pendleton Room, Michigan Union, coordinated by Sigma Lambda Gamma Latina Sorority.
q Sept. 21, Exhibit Capturing the Spirit: Portraits of Contemporary Mexican Artists, through Oct. 22 at the Ann Arbor Public Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave.
q Sept. 22, Workshop on traditional and contemporary dances from the Mexican and Chicano communities, 57 p.m., Pendleton Room, Michigan Union, sponsored by Sigma Lambda Gamma;
q Sept. 22 and Oct. 6, Ximena U. Zuniga, program associate with the Pilot Program, discussion on What does 1492 Mean for Me? 79 p.m., William Monroe Trotter House.
q Sept. 23, Latino student organizations mass meeting to recruit new members, 79 p.m., William Monroe Trotter House;
q Sept. 24, Panel discussion on Latino ethnic identity on the verge of the 21st century, 79 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater, followed by a reception in the East Conference Room, Rackham.
q Sept. 25, Dance with El Grupo Estilo band and WCBN Radio Caliente hosts Luis Vazquez and Raul Medina, 9 p.m.1 a.m., Michigan League Ballroom, coordinated by SALSA. Guests must have a U-M ID or be accompanied by a U-M student, faculty or staff member. Admission: $5.
q Sept. 27, Latino/Latina Expose variety show, 6:30 p.m., Mosher Jordan, sponsored by Mosher Jordan and Housing Special Programs;
q Sept. 28, An evening with Puerto Rican poet Pedro Pietri, 79 p.m., William Monroe Trotter House;
q Sept. 29, Theatrical production by Latina lesbian Marga Gomez, comic and performing artist; 8 p.m., Mendelssohn Theatre, sponsored by the Program in American Culture and the Office of Major Events;
q Sept. 30, Historical Exclusion and Inclusion of Peoples of Color in the United States, panel of faculty of color discuss implications of multiculturalism in the United States, 7 p.m., Pond Rooms A,B and C, Michigan Union;
q Oct. 2, Latino Extravaganza featuring Los Hijos de Aztlan and other performing groups representing Argentina, Espana, Puerto Rico and Venezuela, 7 p.m., Mendelssohn Theatre;
q Oct. 2, Hispanic Alumni Weekend, reception and registration 5:308 p.m., followed by an open house for alumni and friends 10 p.m.midnight, Alumni Center;
q Oct. 3, Hispanic Alumni Weekend tailgate party, 1011:45 a.m., Crisler Arena;
q Oct. 3, Hispanic Alumni Weekend post-game party, 36 p.m., William Monroe Trotter House, followed by an alumni dinner 710 p.m.;
q Oct. 5, Films The Salt Mines, Work in Progress and La historia de Jonas, 79 p.m., Auditorium B, Angell Hall;
q Oct. 7, Discussion and workshop on post-baccalaureate options for Latino students, 7 p.m., Oxford House, led by graduate and professional students to encourage undergraduate students to consider post-baccalaureate education;
q Oct. 8, Showing of new film American Me, produced by actor and director Edward James Olmos, followed by discussion, 7 p.m., Michigan Theater.
q Oct. 10, Poetry reading by Chicana author and poet Ana Castillo, 4 p.m., Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union;
q Oct. 14, Films on Latina women in the United States and Latin America, including I am not a common woman, Yo no soy una cualquiera, Invisible Women (Latinas and AIDS), An island surrounded by water, From Here, From this Side, 79 p.m., Lecture Room 1, Modern Languages Building;
q Oct. 15, Latin Dance Workshop sponsored by Sigma Lambda Gamma Latina Sorority, 79 p.m., Pendleton Room, Michigan Union;.
q Oct. 16, Gran Baile Final featuring the Impacto Nuevo band and WCBN radio personalities, 9 p.m.1 a.m., Michigan Union Ballroom. U-M ID required or must be accompanied by a U-M student, faculty or staff member. Admission: $5.
q Oct. 17, California comedy troop Chicano Secret Service, 79 p.m., Residential College Auditorium.
Hispanic Heritage Month is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Office of Minority Affairs. All events are free and open to the public except as noted. For information, call Katalin Berdy, Hispanic representative, Minority Student Services, 763-9044, or the Campus Information Center, 763-INFO.