Hispanic Heritage Month events

The Youngstown State University Latino Student Organization and the Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee through the YSU Office of Student Diversity Programs has partnered with the community to celebrate the 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.

This year’s theme is “Courageous Latinos Working United to Build a Great Nation.” For more information, call 330-941-1692.

Among the events:

Thursday, Sept. 13, 12:15 p.m., Opening Ceremony, Mahoning County Courthouse, Rotunda, Youngstown, featuring a flag ceremony representing 22 Hispanic countries as well as a musical performance. The keynote speaker is Adriana De Los Santos, a Youngstown native and animal keeper/trainer at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Contact Ana Torres at amtorres02@ysu.edu or 330-941-1717.

Sept. 11,14, 25, 28 and Oct. 9, 12, 23, 26, 12 p.m., McDonough Museum of Art, 525 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, screening of “New Immigrant and Refugee,” a collection of documentary films made by new immigrants Visit www.mcdonoughmuseum.ysu.edu or call 330-941-1400.

Friday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m., Centofanti Symposium with Tim Wise, prominent anti-racist writer and educator, in YSU Kilcawley Center, Chestnut Room. Free and open to the public. No tickets required; seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Wise is the author of seven books, including "Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America," has lectured internationally, and has trained corporate, government, entertainment, media, law enforcement, military and medical industry professionals on methods for dismantling racism. Contact Jackie Leviseur at 330-941-2136 or jmleviseur@ysu.edu.

Friday, Sept. 14 to Monday, Oct. 15, Notable Latinos, a display of items from the Maag Library collection featuring the important contributions of renowned Latino authors, poets, musicians, painters, etc., YSU Maag Library, Main Floor. Contact Ana Torres at 330-941-1717 or amtorres02@ysu.edu.  

Sunday, Sept. 16, 4 p.m. The Lady of Guadalupe Fundraiser Dinner at Casa Ramirez Mexican Restaurant, 1578 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. A fiesta Latina dinner, sponsored by the Lady of Guadalupe Festivities Committee, features the traditional Mexican “Enchilada Dinner” and the “Carnitas Dinner.” Dinner $10, Tickets at the door or call 330-719-7839, 330-770-0422, or 330-5646.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m. “Importance of Spanish Language Acquisition,” in YSU Jones Hall, Lariccia Family Intercultural Collaboratory. Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the United States and the dominant language in many of neighboring countries. A rising number of employers prefer individuals who are bilingual and can speak Spanish fluently. A panel of speakers, including study abroad students and professors. Contact Ann Gardner at 330-941-2336 or amgardner01@ysu.edu.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 4 p.m., Opening of the “Life While You Wait” exhibit, YSU Bliss Hall, Judith Rae Solomon Gallery. The exhibit runs through Oct. 5.  The work of internationally recognized artist Gaby Berglund Cardenas of Ecuador addresses the human condition, the female body, and the realm of spirituality in work spanning mediums from paintings and printmaking to installation, textiles, and artistic books. Call 330-941-3627. Free.

Friday, Sept. 21, 3 p.m. “My Journey as an Applied Mathematician,” YSU Lincoln Building, Cafaro Suite 510, featuring mathematician Malena Español. Free. Email Alicia Prieto Langarica at aprietolangarica@ysu.edu.  

Friday, Sept. 28, 3 p.m., International Students Coffee Hour with a Latin Flair, YSU Jones Hall, Lariccia Family Intercultural Collaboratory. Call 330-941-1692.

Saturday, Oct. 6, Noon, Hispanic Heritage Celebration, YSU Kilcawley Center, Chestnut Room. Free and open to the public, featuring music entertainment, dance performances, cultural displays, dancing, vendors, information tables, children activities and ethnic refreshments. Call 330-941-1692.

Sunday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m., 8th Annual Non-Violence Parade and Rally, 2 p.m., West Wood Street and Wick Avenue. Contact Penny Wells at 330-788-0545 or pennywwells@sbcglobal.net.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 5 p.m. “The 1968 Tiatelolco, Mexico Massacre, in Global Context: A Year of Student-Driven Change around The World,” at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor,151 W. Wood St., Youngstown. YSU faculty panel leads a discussion/Q&A in remembrance of the 50th year anniversary of the massacre of students and civilians by military and police in Mexico City. Contact Alicia Prieto Langarica at aprietolangarica@ysu.edu.