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Hartnell College to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Potpourri of Special Activities

August 29, 2003

To commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month in September, the Associated Students of Hartnell College will present a variety of activities, including educational presentations, a fiesta, a film festival and a dinner-dance.

All of the activities are open to the public.

"Our activities," says Jason Ortiz, student body president, "are intended to educate and inform our students and the community about the diverse Hispanic culture. We also want to provide some entertainment for our students and community members."

Here's the lineup for Hispanic Heritage Month at Hartnell College:

Wednesday, Sept. 10 - Luncheon featuring award-winning novelist and journalist Yolanda Nava, plus music of the Americas featuring Zun Zun, noon-1:30 p.m., Steinbeck Hall, Campus Center, $3 students, $5 others. Tickets available at the cashier's office, located in the CAB Building, or at the door.

Monday, Sept. 15 - Workshop, "Tres Siglos: Mexican Wars for Independence from 1521-1821," presented by Ruben Mendoza, professor of anthropology in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at California State University, Monterey Bay, 11 a.m., Steinbeck Hall, Campus Center, free.

Tuesday, Sept. 16 - "El Grita Celebracion," a fiesta featuring music, enterainment, art/cultural displays, and food vendors, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Steinbeck Hall, Campus Center, free.

Monday-Wednesday (Sept. 22-24) - Hispanic Film Festival featuring short subjects in English by Latina women - "Adelante Mujeres!," "Home is Struggle," and "Chicana," 1-2 p.m., room 125, Performing Arts Building, free.

Friday, Sept. 26 - Dinner-dance featuring Dr. Loco and sus Tiburones del Norte, a popular band that has played at Hartnell in the past, 7:30-11 p.m., Steinbeck Hall, Campus Center, $7 students, $12 others. Tickets available at the cashier's office or at the door.

For more information on Hartnell's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, call Irene Rasmussen, student activities coordinator, at (831) 755-6825.