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2006.09.11 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2358 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

Latino Heritage Month Celebration Begins Sept. 15 at UNO

Omaha - A month-long celebration will begin Saturday, Sept. 16, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) to celebrate Latino heritage and culture. Events continue through Tuesday, Nov. 2, and are free and open to the public.

The schedule of events – ranging from live performances and a film screening to a Dia de los Muertos Celebration – is listed below. All activities will take place on the UNO campus.

Saturday, Sept. 16
México Sinfónico
7:30 p.m.
Strauss Performing Arts Center
(Sponsored by UNO Department of Music, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies – OLLAS – and the Mexican Consulate)

Wednesday, Sept. 20
Marímba Orquestra América
Noon to 1 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center Plaza
(Sponsored by UNO American Multicultural Student Agency, and Student Organizations and Leadership Programs)

Tuesday, Oct. 3
“Vygotsky and Funds of Knowledge: Appropriating Cultural Resources for Teaching and Learning”
Luis Moll
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center Bootstrapper Hall
(Sponsored by UNO College of Education and the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies)

Wednesday, Oct. 4
“I Love America,” Lydia Ramirez’s one-woman play
Noon to 1 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room
(Sponsored by UNO Student Programming Organization)

Friday, Oct. 6
OLLAS Charla/Film Series: “Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada”
6 p.m.
Eppley Administration Building Auditorium
(Sponsored by UNO Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, and Student Organizations and Leadership Programs)

Wednesday, Oct. 18
Ofrenda Workshop and Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda Installation (featuring Martín Gerardo Ramírez Correa)
5 p.m.
UNO Art Gallery (Weber Fine Arts Building, first floor)
(Sponsored by UNO Office of Latino/Latin American Studies)

Thursday, Nov. 2
Dia de los Muertos Celebration
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
UNO Art Gallery (Weber Fine Arts Building, first floor)
(Sponsored by UNO Office of Latino/Latin American Studies)

For more information, call (402) 554-2711.

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