Hispanic Heritage Month offers information, celebration and fun
August 28, 2012
Celebrate, learn and enjoy UH-Clear Lake’s Hispanic Heritage Month offering programs, displays, crafts, speakers, dance and more during the month of September, at various dates and times on campus, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.
A monthlong exhibit on Hispanic heritage flags and an information table on the DREAM act will be on display Sept. 1 – 30, on the first and second floor of the university’s Bayou Building Atrium 1. The DREAM act, Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors, is a legislative proposal introduced by the U.S. Senate in 2001 that would provide conditional permanent residency for certain illegal high school graduates who arrived in the U.S. as minors.
While at the university, guests can check out the Hispanic Book display highlighting Hispanic literature at the university’s Alfred R. Neumann Library, Sept. 25, all day.
“Domestic Workers Tell their Stories” is a bilingual (English/Spanish) program scheduled for Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m., in the Bayou Building, Garden Room. Shared stories told by nannies, housecleaners and caregivers combined with data from U. S. studies on the working conditions of privately employed domestic workers, define this event that is co-sponsored by Houston Interfaith Worker Justice Center, National Domestic Workers Alliance, UHCL Cross-Cultural Studies and Anthropology Programs, Houston Rescue & Restore, the Institute of Interfaith Dialogue and the university’s Office of Intercultural and International Student Services. Those sharing their stories are organizing for their rights in a group called La Colmena (the Beehive).
Get ready to dance with “Salsa Sundays” and a special kick-off event on Sunday, Sept. 16, 3 p.m., in the Bayou Building Atrium I. This free event will give participants a taste of upcoming dance lessons during “Salsa Sundays” that will be held Sept. 23, 30 and Oct. 7. No partner is necessary, but a fee will be charged for the final three lessons.
Join the informal gathering of Latina women who want to celebrate their heritage and learn more about issues relevant to Latinas at “Mujeres,” Sept. 18, 4 p.m., in UH-Clear Lake’s Student Services and Classroom Building. This event is hosted by the university’s Office of Intercultural and International Student Services and sponsored by H.A.C.E.R., the Hispanic Advancing Culture, Education and Roots, a student organization with a mission to advance cultural awareness of Hispanic heritage in Clear Lake.
Express your creativity at Make Your Own Piñata, an event that teaches the meaning and artistry of this craft, Sept. 20, 4–7 p.m., in the university’s Bayou Building Garden Room.
For more information about any of these events, contact the Office of Intercultural and International Student Services at 281-283-2575 or IISS@uhcl.edu
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University of Houston-Clear Lake offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including a doctoral program, from its four schools, which include the School of Business, School of Education, School of Human Sciences and Humanities, and School of Science and Computer Engineering. For more information about the university, visit http://www.uhcl.edu.