CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 10, 2000
UI plans events for Latino Heritage Month in October
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa's Council on the Status of Latinos
is sponsoring two talks and a reading by several authors in October as part
of Latino Heritage Month.
All events are free and open to the public.
At 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, Laura Gutierrez, an assistant professor in
the UI department of Spanish and Portuguese, will present a talk titled "Notes
on the Crux of Race and Gender in the Latin Americas." The event will
be in Tippie Auditorium, Room W151 of the Pappajohn Business Building.
At 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, Heriberto Godina, an assistant professor in
the UI College of Education's Division of Curriculum and Instruction, will
speak on "Mexican Immigration to Iowa: Implications for Bilingual Education
and Cross Cultural Identity." The talk will be in the Indiana Room of
the Iowa Memorial Union.
At 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, several Latino writers will take part in a reading
co-sponsored by the UI Writers' Workshop. Oscar Casares, Eduardo C. Corral,
Mario Duarte and José Skinner will read from their work in Jones Commons
in the Lindquist Center, which houses the College of Education.
For information about any of the events, contact Adele Lozano Rodriguez
with Opportunity at Iowa at 335-0591.