September 10, 2012 – Dutchess Community College will mark Hispanic Heritage Month with events including a performance by a Mexican roots band, literary readings and a family festival, all scheduled from Sept. 15 – Oct. 16. All events are free and open to the public.
The festivities will kick off on Sept. 15 with a Family Festival show called “Criss-Crossing Borders – The Panama Suitcase Show” by Arm of the Sea Mask and Puppet Theater. The show will incorporate visual storytelling to portray kinship ties between animals and humans, and between people living on opposite sides of a border. The show will begin at 11 a.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre.
A lecture, called “Why Adam Sandler Doesn’t Know Nada about Spanglish,” will be held on Sept. 21 at 12:30 p.m. in Bowne Hall, room 122. It will take a linguistic approach to the mysterious hybrid language of Spanglish.
On Sept. 27 a Lyceum program called “Jarana Beat: sonidos del Mexico afroamerindio” will feature Mexican roots music that fuses elements of African and Amerindian traditions with other Latin American rhythms. It will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre.
The first October event will feature students and faculty members reading poetry and short stories by Hispanic authors in both Spanish and English. It will be held Oct. 5 at noon in the Ritz Lounge.
A full listing of events follows. All will take place on the main DCC campus in Poughkeepsie. For more information about the Hispanic Heritage Month events, contact Dr. Craig Stokes at (845) 431-8446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library display: “Artisanal Carvings and Dolls from Venezuela”
Sept. 10-30, Francis U. and Mary F. Ritz Library
Family Festival: “Criss-Crossing Borders – The Panama Suitcase Show”
Sept. 15, 11 a.m., James and Betty Hall Theatre, Dutchess Hall
Cooking Demonstration: “Celebrating Chilean Independence Day”
Sept. 18, 12:30 p.m., Greenspan Cafeteria, Drumlin Hall
Lecture: “Why Adam Sandler Doesn’t Know Nada About Spanglish”
Sept. 21, 12 p.m., Bowne Hall, Room 122
Lyceum: “Jarana Beat: sonidos del Mexico afroamerindio”
Sept. 27, 12:30 p.m., James and Betty Hall Theatre, Dutchess Hall
Poetry show: “Hispanic Literary Readings”
Oct. 5, 12 p.m., Ritz Lounge, Dutchess Hall
Food Festival: “Taste of Latin America”
Oct. 16, 12:30 p.m., Greenspan Cafeteria, Drumlin Hall