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BOBBY GONZALEZ TO BE SPEAKER FOR
SRU’S HISPANIC CULTURE SERIES
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.
– Slippery Rock University will observe Hispanic Culture
Month throughout October, including presentation of the film
“Hangin’ with the Homeboys,” and a keynote
address by Bobby Gonzalez, a Nuyorican storyteller, poet and
nationally known lecturer.
offer his address “Exploring the Indigenous Heritage of
Puerto Rico and Latin America” at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in the
University Union. A question-and-answer session will follow. He
calls himself a Nuyorkican, meaning New York City Puerto Rican, and
points out he is a direct descendant of the American Indians who
discovered Christopher Columbus in 1492. He grew up in a bicultural
environment and draws on his Native American (Taino) and Latin
(Puerto Rican) roots to offer a repertoire of performances,
readings, and discourses that celebrate his heritage.
also be featured at a 12:30 p.m. Oct. 11 luncheon in the
Pennsylvania Room of the University Club, North Hall, and at a 4
p.m. Oct. 11 poetry reading titled “The Last Puerto Rican
Indian” set for Spotts World Culture Building
staring John Leguizamo, will be shown at 8 p.m. Oct. 9 in the
Advanced Technology and Science Hall, following a 7 p.m.
planned for the month include Monday’s 5 p.m. concert in
Carruth Rizza Hall featuring Musuhalpa, offering Andean music, and
Tuesday’s 3 p.m. showing of the film “Maria Full of
Grace,” set for Room 212 of Carruth Rizza Hall. At 3 p.m.
Oct. 18 the film “Fresa y Chocolate” will be shown in
Carruth Rizza, and the Brazilian Nuts will be offered in the lobby
of Weisenfluh Dining Hall at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 19. A flamenco class
will be offered at 2 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Pearl K. Stoner
Instructional Complex’s West Gym and a masterclass Latina
Dance Project will be offered at 8 p.m. Oct. 24 in Miller
“Fiesta,” including Azucar, a salsa band, will be held
at 10 p.m. in Carruth Rizza Hall, and Dia de los Muertos Altar will
be offered in the University Union on Oct. 30, followed at 3 p.m.
Oct. 31 by the film “Todo sobre mi madre” shown in
Carruth Rizza Hall.
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