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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.