Celebrate the cultural diversity and special contributions of the largest ethnic minority in the United States, the Hispanic community, which reflects many Spanish-speaking countries.
Dia de los Muertos
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated November 1 and 2. Come celebrate early, during Hispanic Heritage Month, and take part in the Day of the Dead Alter Competition!
Stop by the library in October to check them out. Go to the link below and vote for your favorite one!
Hispanic Heritage Celebration Month Calendar
[Images from Encyclopedia Britannica Image Quest]
Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 to Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013: Hispanicampus (Virtual) GalleriesVirtual and on campus galleries highlighting Hispanicity from various angles including, religious, criminal justice, and culture
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013: Huevos verdes y jamonAt Fairview Elementary: Joint venture with the library and literacy movements. The library has purchased two books for our students to work with. We will also examine Duncan Tonatiuh’s works. The students will translate an English book into Spanish (
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 to Friday, Nov 1, 2013: Hispanic IndianaPresented in the Howler, insert for the month written by students in “The Hispanic World” about Hispanic identity
Thursday, Oct 3, 2013: Day of the Dead Altar Building Competition 5:00-5:30 in the Library Atrium: Spanish classes at IUE will create altars for Day of the Dead. Members of the campus will be invited to contribute photos of loved ones as well. The classes will present their altars and speak about Day of the Dead
Monday, Oct 7, 2013 to Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013: Lisa BallantinePublic Presentation on October 8th at 4pm in TR 124: The IU East Diversity Commission is providing funding to bring Lisa Ballantine to campus. She is a water activist in Latin America, CEO of FilterPure, and is featured in the last several chapters of Do
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013: Duncan Tonatiuh12:30-2 in the Community Room:Duncan Tounitah, award winning children’s author and illustrator, will come to IUE to speak about his writing. More info: duncantonatiuh.com