University of Iowa News Release
Oct. 14, 2004
UI To Host Third Annual Reunion Of Latino, Native American Alumni
The Latino and Native American Alumni Alliance will hold its third annual
reunion, LaNA-3, Oct. 21-24 on the University of Iowa campus.
Numerous meetings and activities are planned, including an art exhibit, potluck,
and an alumni-student networking reception. A presentation by featured writer
Michelle Serros, music, poetry, panel discussions, and a Hawkeye Tailgate
Party are among the planned activities. The events are free and open to the
THURSDAY, OCT. 21
--6:30 to 8 p.m.: American Indian Student Association Potluck at the Latino
Native American Cultural Center, 308 Melrose Ave.
FRIDAY, OCT. 22
--All day: Art Exhibit in the Design Gallery, Iowa Advanced Technology Lab.
--1 to 2:30 p.m., in the Becker Communications Study Building Auditorium,
Michele Serros, author of "How to be a Chicana Role Model" and "Chicana
Falsa," will give a reading and presentation. Serros is an award-winning
poet and commentator for National Public Radio (Morning Edition, Weekend
All Things Considered). She has also been a writer for the "George Lopez
Show." In addition to her presentation, Serros will be conducting a
book and t-shirt give-away. Local high school students will be invited to
this event, which is made possible by a grant from the UI Year of the Arts
--3 to 4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: "Making It Count: Native American
and Latino Voting Impact on the 2004 Election." Panelists include Judy
Hanks and Gary Segura. Hanks, a consultant to the Mille Lacs band of Ojibwe,
is heading up Minnesota's state-wide "Get Out the Native Vote Campaign" and
will talk about the history and importance of the native vote, issues and
candidates, and grass roots organizing. Segura, a UI associate professor
in political science, will talk about voting issues and trends for Latino
--6 to 7:30 p.m. Reception at the Latino Native American Culture Center,
308 Melrose Ave.
--8 p.m. Literary and Music Café at the Latino and Native American
Cultural Center. Share poetry and music with other alumni and current students.
SATURDAY, OCT. 23
--8 to 10 a.m. LaNA3 Board of Directors Meeting, Room 245 of the Iowa Memorial
--10 to 10:45 a.m. Alumni/Student Networking Reception. Meet current UI
students and share information about professional and career interests, Wheelroom,
--11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hawkeye Tailgater (non-alcoholic). Join alumni and others
in the Wheelroom of the IMU to watch the Iowa vs. Penn State football game
on a big screen. Enjoy grilled hamburgers, veggie-burgers, chicken and bratwurst.
--3 to 4 p.m. "What's Changed in 35 Years?" Alumni and student
panel discussion on the history of Latino and Native American students at
--8 p.m. Dance/social, IMU Wheelroom
SUNDAY, OCT. 24
--10 a.m. Brunch (location TBA), an opportunity for alumni to share stories
and make plans for the future.
For more information about the Latino/Native American Alumni Alliance,
visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~provost/oi/lana3/index.htm or contact Adele
Lozano at Opportunity at Iowa, 319-335-3555.
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