2:23 am - Wednesday December 13, 2017

Pueblo Honors National Hispanic Heritage Month

Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15,  with an assortment of food events, games, films and speakers all utilizing the theme, “Diversity United, Building America’s Future Today.”

Activities will kick off at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 in the Occhiato University Center (OUC) Ballroom with the presentation, “Illegal Immigration: Humanitarian Solution,” by Jesus Nebot. Nebot is an renowned filmmaker, social entrepreneur, and transformational speaker and trainer who has lectured in more than 30 American states and 10 additional countries around the world for educational, cultural, non-profit, business and civic organizations. Following the lecture, a Meet and Greet will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in OUC Hearthwell Lounge, allowing Chicano and Latino students to interact with University alumni.


Nebot’s film, No Turning Back, begins at 6:30 p.m. in the OUC Ballroom. Admission is free. Inspired by actual events, No Turning Back brings awareness to the importance of transcending our judgments of one another so we can all live peacefully and harmoniously in a world as diverse as ours. As a filmmaker, Nebot is the winner of 26 international awards for his work as writer, director, producer, and star of several inspirational films.


The Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán will hold a Balle Para La Raza Celebration in the OUC Ballroom Saturday, Sept. 22. Reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a dance at 8 p.m. Cost is $15 if ticket is purchased before the event, and $20 at the door. Call Victoria Obregon at 549-2402 for more details.


On Thursday, Sept. 27, the Southern Colorado Reading Series will present a night of fiction with Rich Yanez beginning at 7 p.m. in the Library and Academic Resources Center Auditorium 109. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Juan Morales at juan.morales@colostate-pueblo.edu or 549-2082. Yanez’s books will be on sale through the CSU-Pueblo Bookstore.


Spanglish Day will kick off at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 28 in Technology 234 followed by day-long activities. Admission is free. Contact Dr. Ted Taylor at 549-2383 or Dr. Alegria Ribadeneira at 549-2887 to learn more.

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, a presentation “SOLDADOS Chicanos in Viet Nam” will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Diversity Resources Center, OUC 031. Guest speaker is Charley

Trujillo, and the CSU-Pueblo DRC, Veteran’s Club and Veteran’s Upward Bound is sponsoring the event. The first 20 students will receive a free video or book of SOLDADOS. Call Chris Beltran at 549-2824 to learn more.

Traditional Hispanic games take center stage from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11 in the DRC. Prizes will be awarded to the winners, and pizza will be available for everyone.

The month-long celebration concludes with the movie, No Rest for the Wicked (No Habra paz para los malvados) at 7 p.m. in the John L. Garcia Language Center, Psychology 147. Dr. Antonio Rueda will give an introduction.


The Hispanic Heritage Month schedule follows:


Jesus Nebot, “Illegal Immigration: Humanitarian Solution,” 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., OUC Ballroom


Meet and greet, 5 to 6:30 p.m., OUC, Hearthwell Lounge


Film: No Turning Back, 6:30 p.m., OUC Ballroom



MEChA’s Balle Para La Raza Celebration, OUC Ballroom, 6 to 8 p.m. reception, 8 p.m. dance, $15 before the event/Antes del evento/$20 at the door/Al entra


Night of Fiction with Rich Yanez, 7 p.m., LARC 109



Spanglish Day, 10 a.m. (The Talk) All Day (Spanglish Day), Technology 234



“SOLDADOS Chicanos in Viet Nam,” Charley Trujillo, noon to 1:30 p.m. DRC, OUC 031, first 20 students will receive a free video or book of SOLDADO


Traditional Hispanic Games, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., DRC, OUC 031, prizes and pizza


Film:  “No rest for the wicked” (No Habra paz para los malvados) with an introduction by Dr. Antonio Rueda, 7 p.m., John L. Garcia Language Center, Psychology 147
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