The Department of Africana and Latino Studies at SUNY Oneonta will host a series of performances, lectures and other community events marking Latina/o Heritage Month. The celebration will begin with an opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Le Café at the Morris Conference Center on the college’s campus, and conclude on Nov. 5 with an observance of the Dia de los Muertos at noon.
Some of the other events planned are:
• A screening of “Latino Americans,” the first major television documentary series to chronicle the history and experiences of Latinos, on Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. in Hunt Union’s Red Dragon Theater;
• Two Ralph Watkins Lecture Series presentations, one on Oct. 9, delivered by Kwame Fosu, Policy Director and Director of International Affairs at Rebecca Project in Washington, D.C., and the second delivered by Pedro DiPietro of the Women’s & Gender Studies Department at Syracuse University on Oct. 30;
• Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra, award-winning salsa musicians, will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Hunt Union’s Waterfront Room; and
• A Gender Out of Bounds presentation titled “From La Llorona to Gay Vampires: Gender and the Supernatural in Mexican Literature and Folklore” by Jorge Estrada of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department on Oct. 29.
A complete calendar of events is available at www.oneonta.edu/LHM. All Latina/o Heritage Month programming is free and open to the public.