Hispanic Heritage Month Events

Hispanic Heritage Month at USF

   Oct. 6 Kickoff begins a series of events
   Oct. 9 Latino Leadership Institute 2011
   Oct. 12 OLE Awards
   Oct. 14 A Look into the Life of Migrant Workers
   Oct. 21 The Talent Show Colloquium



TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2011) – The University of South Florida begins its observance of Hispanic Heritage Month Oct. 6. The Status of Latinos Committee is inviting the public to a free kickoff event on Thursday. USF President Judy Genshaft will welcome guests and outstanding USF students, faculty, staff, and members of the community will be spotlighted. The reception runs from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by the program from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Marshall Center Ballroom.  For more information about this and other activities, contact Leonor O’Relly at (813) 974-4985 or lorelly@adin.usf.edu.



On Sunday, Oct. 9, Latino Leadership Institute 2011 will hold a conference at the Marshall Student Center, Room 2400, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Workshops are designed for up and coming leaders to learn how to become social change agents.  Along with opportunities to network there will be information on how to find mentors.  To apply, visit Facebook or click here.



The Seventh Annual Outstanding Latino/a Educator (OLÉ) Awards takes place Oct. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the TECO Room of the College of Education. The awards are given annually to outstanding Latino/a COEDU students who demonstrate exceptional performance and potential in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Attendance is by invitation only.  For more information contact Victor M. Hernandez, associate professor and program director of the USF career and workforce education program who serves as chair of the OLE committee, at (813) 974-1277 or victorh@usf.edu.



The Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (ISLAC), in partnership with the Center for Migrant Education (CME) at USF is presenting “A Look into the Life of Migrant Workers: The Struggle for Education” Oct. 14, from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Grace Allen Room at the USF Tampa Library.  Part of a 2010 NBC News documentary, “Children of the Harvest” will be shown followed by a presentation from CME Director Ann Cranston-Gingras and a panel of former child migrant workers. They will share their experiences as young laborers in search of educational opportunities, moderated by Georgina Rivera-Singletary, doctoral candidate in the department of Special Education at USF and Supervisor of the Migrant Education Program for Hillsborough school district.  For more information about this event, contact Paula Lezama (813) 974-0306 or 974-2962.



The College of The Arts presents The Talent Show Colloquium I: David Lamelas and Latin American Conceptualism. Latin American conceptualism’s distinct agenda sets it apart from European and North American models Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Grace Allen Room at the USF Library Tampa. A panel, moderated by Graphicstudio’s Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Art and Education Noel Smith, will discuss the movement’s cultural and historical context in the mid-20th century and its legacy and influence on contemporary global art. For more information, call (813) 974-4133.