Photos and Stories of Latin America to Highlight Hispanic Heritage Month

September 7, 2011 – Dutchess Community College will mark Hispanic Heritage Month with events including a poetry and music show, dance workshop and a family festival, all scheduled from Sept. 12 – Oct. 18. All events are free and open to the public.

The festivities will kick off on Sept. 17 with a Family Festival show called “The Lazy Fox,” produced by Spring Valley Puppet Theater and geared toward young children. The show will recount a tale of a lazy fox and a tricky armadillo. The show will begin at 11 a.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre.

On Sept. 22 a Lyceum program called “Spitfires, Latin Lovers & Bandidos: The Myth of the Hollywood Latino Stereotype” will be presented by Alma Martinez. The event will offer an insightful and personal perspective that addresses Latin stereotypes and images in film. It will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre.

Another lecture, called “In the Beginning … Myths and Gods of the Hispanic World,” will be held on Sept. 29 at 12:30 p.m. in Bowne Hall, room 122. It will explore cosmologies and the mythical origin of New World civilizations.

In what is sure to be a highlight of the month, a photo exhibit called “Reflections on the Holy Week in Suchitoto, El Salvador” will be held in the Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery between Oct. 11 and Nov. 4, with a lecture and reception to take place Oct. 12 at 5 p.m.

A full listing of events follows. All will take place on the main DCC campus in Poughkeepsie. For more information about any of the Hispanic Heritage Month events, contact Dr. Ornella Mazzuca at (845) 431-8440 or mazzuca@sunydutchess.edu

 

Library display: Latin American crafts, books and artifacts
Sept. 12-30, Francis U. and Mary F. Ritz Library

 

Family Festival: “The Lazy Fox”
Sept. 17, 11 a.m., James and Betty Hall Theatre, Dutchess Hall

 

Art Exhibition: “Artistas Latinos del Valle del Rio Hudson”
Sept. 17-Nov. 2 (Tuesdays and Wednesdays, noon-8 p.m., Thursdays, noon-4 p.m.)
Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, 317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie
(opening reception Sept. 17, 4-7 p.m.)

 

Dance Workshop: Fusion Dance Technique
Sept. 20, 12:30 p.m., Dutchess Hall, Room 101

 

Lyceum: “Spitfires, Latin Lovers & Bandidos: The Myth of the Hollywood Latino Stereotype” by Alma Martinez
Sept. 22, 12:30 p.m., James and Betty Hall Theatre, Dutchess Hall

 

Lecture: “In the Beginning … Myths and Gods of the Hispanic World”
Sept. 29, 12:30 p.m., Room 122, Bowne Hall

 

Poetry and Music Show
Oct. 7, noon-1 p.m., Ritz Lounge, Dutchess Hall

 

Photo Exhibit and Lecture: “Reflections on the Holy Week in Suchitoto, El Salvador,” by Michael Sibilia
Oct. 11 – Nov. 4, Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery (Opening reception on Oct. 12, 5 p.m.)

 

Taste of Latin America: A Food Festival
Oct. 18, 12:30, Greenspan Cafeteria, Drumlin Hall

 

 

 

 

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