Written by Este Yarmosh
The Spanish Harlem Orchestra will perform on April 2 at in Shafer Auditorium. The orchestra's visit is sponsored by Eastern's Arts and Lectures Series committee.
On April 7, a Latin American storytelling and food tasting event will take place in the
On April 9 at in the Student Center Café, performance artist Maria Aponte will present "Lagrimas De Mis Madres" and "I Will Not be Silenced." She will be accompanied by percussionist Cacho Ramirez. "I Will Not be Silenced" is based on Sor Juna Ines de la Cruz, a nun from 17th century Mexico who wrote poetry and musical compositions and who also spoke out on the need for women's education.
At , on April 22 in the President's Dining Room in Hurley Hall, Carlos Ojeda will conduct a teaching excellence seminar. Ojeda will share methods designed to involve and inspire Latino students. At , Ojeda will host a student forum in the Student Center Theatre featuring the topic, "My Friends Called Me Chu," an engaging and emotional story of one student's journey through life, loss and his experience in the urban educational system. It begins with the student being "just another statistic" on the streets of
At , on April 22, Eastern will present its Latin American Distinguished Service Awards in the Paul E. Johnson Sr. Community Conference Room of the J. Eugene Smith Library. These awards recognize members of the campus and community-at-large whose actions demonstrate distinguished service to the Latino community. Ojeda will deliver the keynote address, and the Gaza Latin Band will provide music.
On April 27, Eastern's
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