CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2016 (Printable Form)
It's new location, SAC First Floor
Grand Opening of the UNITI Cultural Center
in its new location in the
Student Activities Center (SAC, First Floor)
Wednesday, September 28 - We're All
From Somewhere Else: Becoming
Latino in America. 1:00 - 2:15 PM, GLS/
HDV Center Multipurpose Room (2nd
Wednesday, September 28 - Newsbreak
en Espanol on Facebook Live Round
Table/Video Conference: Colombia, War
or Peace. 1:00 - 1:30 PM, Tune in Live on
Facebook.com/neesbu/. Organized by The
Department of Hispanic Languages and
Literature and The School of Journalism
Co-sponsored by the Latin American and
Caribbean Center and The Marie Colvin
Center for International Reporting.
Tuesday, October 4 - We Are America:
Hispanics and the "American Dream."
10:00 PM, James College Lounge. Come
out to James College for a presentation on
the disadvantages faced by Hispanic
Americans every day. Stick around for a
taste of our musical culture where we will
show you how to dance the basics of
Bachata and Merengue. Sponsored by
James College Hall Council.
Wednesday, October 5 -
Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Ceremony ← click here for poster
1:00 - 2:20 PM (Campus Life Time)
Student Activity Center Ballroom A
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Lori Flores
The theme is "Esta es nuestra historia /
This is our story."
Proclamation presented by President
Samuel L. Stanley. Please join our
keynote speaker, Dr. Lori A. Flores,
Assistant Professor of History as we
celebrate our 27th Annual Opening
Ceremony with our campus community
and neighbors. Refreshments will be
provided. All are invited.
Saturday, October 8 - Hispanic and
LGBTQ Cinema: The Way He Looks.
8:00 PM, Benedict College Lounge.
Participants will watch the movie "The
Way He looks" and discuss the movie
afterwards with probing questions. Light
refreshments will be served. Feel free to
bring friends to enjoy a nice movie night!
Saturday, October 8 - Havana Cuba All-
Stars. 8:00 PM, Staller Center for the Arts.
The fabulous Havana Cuba All-Stars bring
a high-energy, all-acoustic concert to
Staller Center, drawing inspiration from
traditional Cuban "son," the Latin-
American musical form. Main Stage $38,
RenaissanceJazz sponsored by
Thursday, October 13 - Not Ready to
Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Art
World and Beyond Exhibition: Artist
Talk. 4:00 PM, Talk will be held at the
Wang Center Theatre. Exhibition:
September 13 - October 22, 2016.
Co-hosted by the Humanities Institute with
additional support from the Art Department
and Women's and Gender Studies
Friday, October 14 - Noche Latina.
8:00 PM, Yang Hall. Noche Latina is a
program that teaches the different dances
many Latin American countries have. You
will get to see different videos of each
dance: Bachata, Salsa/Rumba, Merengue,
Dembow/Reggaeton, Cumbia, Flamenco,
Jarabe, Mambo, and the Tango.
Monday, October 17 - Cuba Today: The
Future is Now-- and it's Ours! 3:00 PM,
LACS Seminar Room (N-320 SBS). Chris
Cloonan (Stony Brook '12) has an MA in
Cuban Studies from Burlington College.
Wednesday, October 19
A Conversation with the Author, Cristina Henríquez,
Author of The Book of Unknown Americans: A novel
4:00 PM Location: Auditorium Student Activity Center
Author Cristina Henríquez of the first-year reading will
share her insights about her work. The Book of Unknown
Americans, which was a New York Times Notable Book
of 2014 and one of Amazon’s Top 10 Books of the Year.
It was chosen one of the best books of the year by BookPage,
Oprah.com, and School Library Journal. Seating is limited
so please arrive early to guarantee a seat.
This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by Undergraduate Colleges.
Wednesday, October 19 - Latinx: The
Real Heritage. 7:00 PM, Dreiser College
Classroom. This program will address the
usage of terms like Hispanic and
Latino/Latina to generalize different
Spanish speaking people who's roots
derive from a multitude of places
throughout the world. Also a discussion
about ways in which anyone, including
Latinx people themselves, can respect the
heritage and individuality of Latinx people
by using the correct terms.
Thursday, October 20 - LACS at the
Movies: Macario (1960; Mexico).
6:00 PM, Latin American and Caribbean
Studies (LACS) Conference room SBS
N-320. Discussion led by Zinnia Capo,
Tuesday, October 25 - The Life and
Legacy of Sylvia Rivera: Film
Screening and Discussion. 7:00 PM,
Location TBD. A free screening of a
documentary about Sylvia Rivera, a Latinx
trans woman who fought for the rights of
poor, homeless, and LGBT youth, and was
a founder of the Gay Liberation
Movement. A discussion of her life, work,
and legacy will follow the screening.
Sponsored by SBU Transgender Alliance.
Wednesday, October 26 - So you think
you can Bachata? 12:00 PM,
Brookhaven Residential Village. Discuss
the history of Bachata leading to the
history of Dominican Carnaval and discuss
Dominican Republic before and after
Haitian occupation in their country. End of
event includes music and serving small
food such as empanadas mofong,
monduros, platanos and possibly rice and
Wednesday, October 26 - Precious
Knowledge – Diversity Films
Discussion Series. 7:30 PM, Tabler
Center Blackbox. Arizona's battle over
ethnic studies in public schools, while
students transform lawmakers push to
eliminate the classes. Sponsored by
Residential Programs Diversity & Inclusion
Committee & Presidential Mini Grant.
Friday, October 28 - DEADLINE for
Awards Application for LACS
A. Sanchez Construction Corporation
Scholarship Undergraduate Award of
Academic Achievement and Hispanic
Heritage Month Awards. Submit online
Friday, October 28 - Mindfulness and
Diversity: Mind-Body Approaches for
Enhancing Awareness and Well-Being,
an interdisciplinary conference. 9:00 AM -
5 :00PM, Charles B. Wang Center.
Sponsored by Department of Sociology
and the Mind-Body Clinical Research
Center and Stony Brook University's
Presidential Mini Grant.
Friday, October 28 - ¿Tienes miedo?
8:00 PM, Gershwin College Lounge. Learn
about various Hispanic mythical monsters
while also confronting some of your own
personal monsters. Share your scariest
stories, overcome your frightful fears, and
discover creatures from another culture!
There will also be food from each
representative country of origin such as:
virgin piña colada, paella, and calabacitas
Tuesday, November 1 - Day of the Dead/
Día de los muertos. 3:00 - 5:00 PM,
LACS Lounge (SBS N-337). Come help
prepare our altar of flowers and other
decorations, and enjoy Mexican treats! We
encourage you to bring a photo or
remembrance of someone whose life you
wish to celebrate.
Wednesday, November 2 - LACS Café.
1:00 – 2:00 PM, LACS Lounge (SBS N-
337). A monthly coffee hour dedicated to
building relationships among faculty and
students interested in the history, culture
and politics of Latin America and the
Caribbean. Free coffee and delicious
Wednesday, November 2 - Hispanic
Heritage Month 27th Annual Awards
Closing Ceremony and Annual Awards.
4:00 – 6:00 PM, Student Activity Center
Ballroom A. This year's theme: "Esta es
nuestra historia / This is our Story." Join
us to celebrate and recognize the
achievements and contributions of Faculty,
Staff, and Students. Open to all. For
donations or for ticket information call:
Wednesday, November 2 - Puertos para
los Muertos - 8:00 PM, Schick College Lounge 1st Floor.
Celebrate the dead and decorate your
own calaveras (sugar skulls)! Participants
will be able to learn Latin America tradition
Día de los muertos by remembering those
they miss and decorate their own
Calaveras. Sponsored by Schick College.
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