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DIVERSITY OF HISPANIC
CULTURES TO BE MARKED IN WEEKLONG CELEBRATION AT SRU
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The diversity of Hispanic cultures,
including music, customs, food, dance and literature, will be
celebrated at Slippery Rock University when its modern languages
and cultures department hosts “Hispanics Cultures Week”
March 31-April 4.
“In everything from
politics to entertainment, Hispanics are playing an increasingly
important role in American society, but all too often, Hispanic
culture is presented as if were a single, undifferentiated
mass,” says Dr. Thomas Daddesio, assistant professor of
modern languages and an organizer for the week. “We intend to
illustrate the diversity of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking
world with a variety of free programs open to the campus and
p.m., March 31, Russell Wright Alumni House: An overview of
Hispanic cultures presented by members of the modern languages and
a.m., April 1, Spotts World Culture Building: A luncheon featuring
food from different Hispanic countries in Room 113, followed by a
roundtable discussion with SRU Latino students in Room 116.
Students will present their country of origin and particular
aspects of their culture.
p.m., April 1, University Union: Paul Michell, Pittsburgh dance
instructor, offers a Salsa class.
p.m., April 2, Spotts World Culture Building Auditorium: The
Mexican film “Danzon” details the role of dance and
music in Mexican culture
a.m., April 3, Spotts World Culture Building, Room 201: Daddesio
offers a presentation on flamenco music and dance.
p.m. April 4, Swope Music Hall: Flamenco performance by Grupo
Flamenco del Pilar.
For more information, contact Dr.
Ana María Caula at 724-738-4473.
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