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Nazareth Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month, Sept. 12 - Oct. 11

Published September 06, 2019

Nazareth College is celebrating national Latinx Heritage Month from September 12-October 11, honoring the histories, cultures, and contributions of people of Latin American and Spanish descent. Latinx also commemorates Latin American countries who received their independence. Latinx is gender neutral, which means it's an identifier that moves beyond gender binaries. Latinx month is one of the many ways the college focuses on diversity and inclusion. All events are open to the public (all free with the exception of performance of Gina Chavez).

An Invisible History: A Trip to the Archive and Back (Keynote by Ruben Flores) | Thursday, September 12 | 5:00 - 6:15 p.m. in the Nazareth Arts Center's Callahan Theater

Flores is an associate professor of history at the University of Rochester who teaches U.S. and Mexican history. He is originally from El Paso, Texas, and he is the author of Backroads Pragmatists (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014), which examines political ideas about democracy and race in 20th-century Mexican and U.S. societies.

Latinx Heritage Month Reception | Friday, September 20 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Medaille Formal Lounge

Join the Nazareth community in celebrating Latina/x/o cultures and identities through food. Nazareth hosts a celebratory reception featuring traditional cuisine from numerous countries across the Caribbean, North, Central, and South America.

Dance with DJ Johnny Mambo | Friday, September 20 | Dance 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Medaille Formal Lounge

DJ Johnny Mambo is the host of the Mambo in the Morning Show weekdays on Poder 97.1. He holds the title of ROC Award Winner of Best Latin DJ for 2017 and 2018. He is also a Top 5 Nominee for Rochester's Best DJ by News 10 NBC's Rochester Rocs 2018. It's a night of dancing to bachata, salsa, merengue, reggaeton, and cumbia.

Using Podcasts to Tell Stories - Nadia Reiman | Monday, September 30th | 6:00-7:30 p.m. | Lecture in Peace Theater, Arts Center

Nadia Reiman is a Latina award-winning journalist who is now the supervising producer of "This American Life." She'll discuss how to use podcasts to tell stories about life, and how we can create a new form of journalism that responds to the challenges of the digital times. Listen to "Save the Girl" - A podcast about the troubling notion that women need to be saved and the implications this could have for immigration purposes.

The Divine Feminine by Tania Day-Magallón | Tuesday, October 1 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Lecture in Casa Hispana | Exhibit Open: From Tuesday, October 1 - Friday, October 11 | Casa Hispana

Join us for a conversation with Mexican painter Tania Day-Magallón, who uses her unique experiences as a Muslim-Mexican woman immigrant as inspiration for her paintings which she characterizes as a celebration of womanhood. She received her artistic training at the National School of Painting, Sculpture, and Printmaking in Mexico City, where Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera taught for several years.

Performance by Gina Chavez | Saturday, October 5 | 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. | Beston Hall, Glazer Music Performance Center

Latin-pop songstress Gina Chavez is a 10-time Austin Music Award winner and NPR Tiny Desk concert series performer known for passionate, bilingual songs that traverse cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton, and folk. With dynamic vocals and sharp social commentary, Chavez and her band take audiences on a journey through the Americas, expertly blending sounds with tension and grace. Tickets: $25-$40 (free for Nazareth students and half- off for faculty/staff).

Student Panel on U.S./Mexico Border | Thursday, October 10 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Casa Hispana

Join student participants from the Center for Spirituality Spring Break Solidarity and Social Justice Retreat to El Paso, TX and Juarez, Mexico along with local community partners to hear firsthand accounts of the situation at the Mexican/U.S. border. Learn how you can become involved locally and nationally to advocate for those who are seeking asylum in the U.S.

Casa Hispana: Grupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester | Friday, October 11 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Casa Hispana

Come learn about Casa Hispana while enjoying Latin Food and the folk dances of Groupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester.

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Groupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester performs at Nazareth College on Oct. 11 at Casa Hispana.