2011 Hispanic Heritage Month: Many backgrounds, many stories, one dream

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News release from IPFW:

2011 Hispanic Heritage Month: Many Backgrounds, Many Stories, One Dream

(September 7, 2011) – Hispanic Heritage Month at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) celebrates the many cultural contributions of the Hispanic population. This year’s theme, “Many Backgrounds, Many Stories, One Dream,” will feature events on campus, at venues in Fort Wayne and Geneva, Ind. The celebration begins September 15 and continues through October 15.

The month-long celebration will have its kickoff event Thursday, September 15, from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on the Alumni Plaza at IPFW. It will feature live music by DJ Phat Sound of Radio Unica, a live performance by local Hip Hop artist Raul Perez, and free refreshments.

Sponsored by the IPFW Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, all events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.


Thursday, September 15: IPFW Kickoff Event, 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Alumni Plaza
(rain site: Walb Union Ballroom)

Thursday, September 15: Community Celebration, Renaissance Pointe YMCA (2323 Bowser Avenue), 5 to 8 p.m., DJ, Food, and Community Resources

Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18, Soccer Tournament COPA America Foster Park (3900 Old Mill Road) Benefit Event: United Hispanic
Americans, Inc. For more information: 260-456-5000

Tuesday, September 20: Strategic Alliances Across Cultures panel discussion, Noon-1:15 p.m., Walb Union Ballroom

Saturday, September 24: T.M.C. Annual Festival, 798 North Main Street, Geneva, Ind., 6 to 8 p.m. For more information call 260-368-1436, ext. 1447

Tuesday, September 27: “Second Skin: Who Are We? Labels, Language, and Identity,” 7 to 9 p.m., Walb Union Ballroom



Tuesday, October 4: Movie Night: Papers, 7 to 10 p.m., Liberal Arts Building, Room 159

Thursday, October 6: “The Latino Presence in STEM-Related Fields,” Noon to 1:15 p.m., Walb Student Union, Room 114-116

Tuesday, October 11: Movie Night: Sin Nombre, Allen County Public Library (Main Branch), 6:30 p.m., 900 Library Plaza

Thursday, October 13: Author-Playwright-Poet Paul Flores, Performing Arts Expo, 6 to 8 p.m., Walb Union Ballroom


For more information, contact Christopher W. Riley, assistant director of Multicultural Services/CTE Coordinator, 260-481-6847 or


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