Colorado State University Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month Beginning Sept. 15

Colorado State University will present National Hispanic Heritage Month at the President’s Fall Address at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 15 on the university’s historic Oval.

Colorado State is commemorating National Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of on-campus and communitywide events. Activities throughout the month include the kick-off with Colorado salsa band Quemando Salsa Orquesta, keynote speakers, panel discussions, music, movies, comedian Monica Palacious and the Noche Latina: Culture, Musica y Sabor celebration of diversity within the Latino heritage and cultural roots on Oct. 23.

All events are free for students, faculty, staff and community members. Many events are geared for families and children as well. Activities for the month-long celebration are scheduled as followed:

President’s Fall Address and National Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff
Sept. 15 – 11:30am – Oval
Join us at the universitywide picnic to kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month. Salsa music by “Quemando” sponsored by University Events, President’s Office and ASAP.

El Grito de la Independencia:
Celebrando el Orgullo Mexicano
Sept. 16 – 5 p.m. – Lory Student Center Plaza
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day through music, spoken word and dance.

Preconceptions and Misconceptions about Latino Culture
Sept. 19 – 4 p.m. – El Centro in the Lory Student Center

Real Talk: Intersecting identities of Afro Latino
Sept. 20 – 4 p.m. – Black/African American Cultural Center in the Lory Student Center

Latinos and Empowerment
Sept. 21 – 5 p.m. – Lory Student Center, Room 213

The DREAM Act: A Path to Citizenship
Sept. 22 – noon – El Centro in the Lory Student Center
Dialogue of a bill providing young undocumented immigrants a path to legalization.

Agriculture, Climate Change & Food Security: Studies from the US & Latin America
Sept. 23 – 5 p.m. – Lory Student Center, Room 220
Jorge Delgado presents how climate change challenges to efforts to feed a world population.

¡Vamos La Universidad! – For Spanish Speaking Parents
Sept. 24 – 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
En el edificio Rockwell en el campus de CSU
¡Una conferencia gratis, educativa y llena de información para apoyar a sus hijos para seguir adelante! Habrá comida, música, y cuidado de niños con actividades especiales. Llame: Jimena al 970-416-2012

How Ovarian Cancer Affects Women
Sept. 26 – noon-1 p.m. – Lory Student Center, Room 230
Executive Director of the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance, Pep Torres and Vivian Griego discuss how specific genetic predispositions cause ovarian cancer.

Exploring Heritage Study Abroad
Sept .27– 4:30 p.m. – Laurel Hall, International Resource Center, Room 8
Want to study in a Latin Country? Want to be immersed in the culture? Learn more and hear personal experiences.

Environmental Justice in Chile Presented by Ernesto Sagas
Sept. 28 – 6 p.m. – Lory Student Center, Room 214

T.E.A Time: Immigration – Past and Present
Oct. 4 – 4 p.m. – Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center in the Lory Student Center

GUIDE Film Series: Fight of the Fields
Oct. 5 – 6 p.m. – Corbett Hall
A documentary about Cesar Chavez and the United Farmworkers Union. Free popcorn and soda.

The Queen of Water: An Andean girl’s inspiring journey to reclaim her identity
Oct. 6 – noon-1:30 p.m. – Front Range Community College, Longs Peak Student Center, West Conference Room
Book discussion with the authors, Maria Virginia Farinango and Laura Resau.

Value & Challenges of Bilingual Education at Irish & Harris Elementary PSD Schools
Oct. 6 – 4:30 p.m. – Behavioral Science Building Rm. 105
Panelists: principals, teachers, parents & CSU faculty
Co-sponsor: School of Education Diversity Dialogue Series

Sounds of Caribbean
Oct. 8 – 6 p.m. – Council Tree Library, 2733 Council Tree Ave., Fort Collins
"The Duke of Bachata" documentary film presentation and Bachata/Merengue dance lessons with film director and dance teacher Adam Taub.

Comedian Monica Palacios
Oct. 12 -Women @ Noon – Lory Student Center, Room 220
Discussion with Monica Palacios, a Chicana Lesbian Comedian, speaking about her Coming Out process.
Oct. 12 – 7 p.m. Performance – Lory Student Center North Ballroom
The ever-evolving bold and funny performance features righteous rants of nationality, sexuality and middle age flab from the hip happening homo chick of the west.

Lorenzo de Zavala: Poudre School District (PSD) Students Present
Oct. 13 – noon-1pm
Poudre School District – Johannsen Support Services Center (JSSC) Boardroom
2407 LaPorte Avenue, Fort Collins
Join PSD students in sharing their experience at the Lorenzo de Zavala, National Hispanic Institute summer training.

Graffiti 101 with Metzli
Oct. 18 – 4 p.m. – Lory Student Center, Room 208
A presentation on the misconceptions about graffiti art.

Hispanic vs. Latino: How do you identify?
Oct. 19 – 6 p.m. – El Centro

Noche Latina: Cultura, Musica y Sabor
Oct. 23 – 5-10 p.m. – Lory Student Center Ballroom
Celebration of diversity within the Latino heritage and cultural roots.

For more information and description of each National Hispanic Heritage Month event visit or call El Centro at 970-491-5711

Event sponsors include La Raza; El Centro; Front Range Community College; Poudre School District; ASAP; GUIDE; Multicultural Greek Council; Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.; Office of International Programs; Department of Ethnic Studies; School of Education Diversity Dialogue Series; Women and Gender Advocacy Center; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center; Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center, Black/African American Cultural Center; Poudre River Public Library District; Council Tree Library; University Events; President’s Office; Business Diversity and Leadership Alliance; Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority Inc.; Sigma Lambda Beta; and, CSU Spanish Club.