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This year's theme: "Viviendo en NUESTRA america" / "Living in OUR America"
2017 HHM

Thursday, September 21
Salsa y salsa
Join us for a night filled with learning how to dance SALSA while eating SALSA with your friends! ¡SALSA Y SALSA!
Sponsored by Students Helping Honduras

Tuesday, September 26
SAC Room 311
Join our discussion on the importance of Dreamers and what we can do next. Be part of the solution, don't be a bystander, learn how you can help!

Wednesday, September 27
Poesía chilena: lectura y conversación con Pedro Lastra y Micaela Paredes
1:00 PM in Melville N3060
Pedro Lastra, Poet, Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University, lee su poema In memoriam Elias Rivers.  
Lectura de poesía con Pedro Lastra y Micaela Paredes, Poet, Graduate Student en Hispanic Languages and Literature, Stony Brook University.

Wednesday, September 27
Alumnus in Residency
1:00 – 2:20 PM
LACS Gallery (SBS N-320)
First Annual LACS Latino Alumnus in Residency Luncheon, featuring Jaime Moore (Founder and president of El Fogón Center for the Arts; Founding member of Bronx Arts Alliance; Director at Citigroup Global Markets; Stony Brook Class '88). Followed by "Office Hours" in LACS Lounge, 2:30-3:30pm. RSVP to

Wednesday, September 28

We're All From Somewhere Else: Becoming Latino in America
1:00 - 2:15 PM
GLS/HDV Center Multipurpose Room (2nd Floor)

Wednesday, October 4

Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Ceremony
1 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. (Campus Life Time)
Student Activity Center Ballroom A.
The theme is "Living in our America/Viviendo en nuestra america." Proclamation presented by President Samuel L. Stanley. Please join our keynote speaker,Suffolk County Legislator Monica Martinez as we celebrate our 28th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Ceremony with our campus community and neighbors. Light cultural refreshments will be served. All are invited.

Wednesday, October 4
Los Hispanos Unidos
8:00pm in O'Neill Main Lounge
Los Hispanos Unidos will explore the meaning of the term Hispanic. The program will focus on Hispanic contributions to the world, stereotypes and issues within the Hispanic community. Also will learn different Spanish phrases and how to flirt in Spanish.

Tuesday, October 10
5:30 - 8:30 PM
East Side Dining Dine-In
Visiting CulinArt Chef Andres Rios will be performing a LIVE ACTION DEMO to bring authentic Latin cuisine to campus in celebration of Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month. His flair for traditional Latino cuisine will be on display at East Side Dining, and his menu will also be featured at West Side Dining from 5:00 - 9:00 pm.
About the Chef: Chef Andres Rios was born and raised in Colombia, and infuses his food with the traditional flavors and spices he was introduced to by his grandmother. He is a featured culinarian throughout the tri-state area, frequently working with CulinArt at corporate dining locations in New York City. His cooking is inspired by the authentic street foods of Colombia and his culinary journeys through Latin America and the Caribbean.


Wednesday, October 11
Disaster Relief Map-athon @SBU Libraries
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Reading Room Learning Lab, Melville Library (1st Floor)
Come help out relief efforts on the ground in Puerto Rico and other disaster areas, via open-source mapping.  All you need is your laptop and a free moment next Wednesday. Following recent disasters such as the hurricane that struck Puerto Rico, people around the world are using the OpenStreetMap platform to give their time to hurricane relief efforts. The Red Cross in Puerto Rico has set up digital mapping tasks through which those on college campuses and elsewhere can pitch in with ongoing relief efforts. During the mapathon, we will teach people the mapping work that needs doing, then we will map together. No mapping experience necessary. No knowledge of local terrain is necessary. Come any time during 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Please bring your laptop! RSVP with the following Google form:  .This event is organized by Stony Brook’s Center for the Study of Inequalities, Social Justice,  and Policy; the Geospatial Center at the School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, & Stony Brook University Libraries.

Wednesday, October 11
A Conversation with Joshua Davis, Author of Spare Parts
4 PM
Sidney Gelber Auditorium, Student Activities Center 
Spare Parts is a true story of four undocumented Mexican-American students who, inspired by two great science teachers, beat the odds in a NASA-funded robotics competition against some of the best engineers in the country, including a team from MIT. The discussion will cover critical issues related to immigration, the DREAMers movement, and the tensions surrounding the American Dream. Please encourage your faculty and staff to attend what promises to be a very relevant and powerful event. Sponsored by Undergraduate Colleges.

Wednesday, October 11
1-2 PM
LACS Gallery (SBS N-320)
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 empanadas!

Wednesday, October 11
GUAC is extra (...and so are we)!!
7:00pm in Hamilton College Classroom
Join us for Mexican cultural and culinary exploration to learn a simple guacamole recipe. Also enjoy pastel de tres leches while learning about folklore, "Dia De Los Muertos", Independence story, and culinary traditions.

Thursday, October 12 & 13
LACS conference: "Caribbean Cosmopolis: Timeports of Modernity"
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Humanities Institute at Stony Brook

Thursday, October 12
Dance, Disability, and Diversity
Nassau Hall Dance Center, Room 114
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Dance Workshop 
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Presentation of Scholarly Work
Led by Brazilian disability studies scholar, dancer, artist and physical therapist, Marta Bonimond.

Thursday, October 12
LACS at the Movies
6:00 PM
LACS Gallery (SBS N-320)
The Secret in Their Eyes (Argentina, 2009) Discussion led by Ximena Lopez, History. Popcorn and refreshments provided! For more information contact

Thursday, October 12
Latin Night
7:00 PM
SAC Ballroom A 
Sponsored by Graduate Student Organization

Friday, October 13
Tie Dye-Versity
12:00pm in Inner Kelly Quad
Tie Dye-Versity, a Kelly Quad expand event will feature presentations by several groups around campus, RAs, will shed a little light on diversity. Tie Dye materials will be provided, supplies are limited so feel free to bring your own!

Monday, October 16
Brown Bag Workshop: Ennis Addison (Hispanic Languages & Literature)
12:00 – 1:00 PM
LACS Lounge (SBS N-337)
"Why Not the Private Eye?: Policing and the State in Chester Himes' A Rage in Harlem (1957) and Leonardo Padura's, Pasado Perfecto (1991)."
Cookies, coffee & refreshments

Monday, October 16
Si Se Puede!
7:30pm in Chavez Hall
The Chávez Hall staff presents Si Se Puede! a celebration of César Chávez and Hispanic heritage.  This will be a week-long event (10/16-10/19) including a night dedicated to learning more about who César Chávez is and what he represents. Another night a guest speaker will come in to talk more about women involvement in Hispanic heritage. We will conclude with nights focused on Latin dance lessons and a Zumba class to connect to health and wellness within Hispanic heritage.
Come join us, please say Si Se Puede!

Monday, October 16
Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Celebrating Dia de las Muertas
8pm at Baruch College
Celebrating Dia de las Muertas featuring coloring, mangos with Chile and lime, and Mexican
candy. Highlighting the exquisite cuisine of the Caribbean with empanada tasting.

Tuesday, October 17

University Libraries Present: A Lecture in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month:
Alfred d'Escragnolle Taunay and the Paraguayan War by Javier Uriarte
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Special Collections Seminar Room
This talk will discuss the ways in which Alfred d'Escragnolle Taunay, one of Brazil's best known Romantic writers, approached the Paraguayan War (1864-5), one of the most tragic events in the history of Latin America, in which the author participated. Specifically, the talk will focus on the conservative ideology of the author, and on the ways in which he constructed the fall of the imperial system in Brazil (1889) in his book of Memoirs (1890-99).

Please register here.

Wednesday, October 18
Rural Migrant Ministry Farmworker Advocacy Project
1:00 – 2:30 PM
LACS Gallery (SBS N-320)
Learn about the lives and struggles to protect the rights of migrant farmworkers in New York.
Coffee, cookies, refreshments

Friday, October 20
Nuestras Tres Noches
8:00pm in Sanger College, Hand College, and Douglass College
Immerse yourself in Hispanic culture at our weekend of heritage!
Friday: learn about the significance of El Dia de Los Muertos and make authentic masks as we discuss other relevant topics of Hispanic culture in America today in Douglass College.
Saturday: create your own Honduran baleada for dinner, and a Mexican treat for dessert in Hand College. Share a lively Hispanic meal with good food, music and friends!
Sunday: Come over to Sanger to help us commemorate a beloved Hispanic icon as we watch the movie Selena, and recognize the importance of Hispanic representation in pop culture.

Tuesday, October 24
"Mayan Healers: A Thousand Dreams"
2:00 – 3:30 PM
LACS Gallery (SBS N-320)
Guest speaker, Fran Antman, Baruch College, CUNY.
Coffee, refreshments, cookies.

Wednesday, October 25
Mentoring and Motivation for Students on the Path to the PhD
5:00 PM
2401 Old Computer Science Building, The Graduate School
The Center for Inclusive Education in partnership with the IMSD-MERGE project has arranged to have an informational session for students (undergraduate and graduate) considering careers in research that involves a panel presentation involving four different students of Hispanic heritage that are on this career path. They will share the experiences that sparked their desire to pursue a graduate degree and talk about the people that provided valuable mentorship along the way. Dinner will be catered by Island Empanada.  RSVP and submit questions for the panelists at:

Wednesday, October 25
Noche Latina
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Student Activity Center (SAC) room 305 
Come and enjoy a night of games and treats! Come play classic board games such as loteria, dominoes, canasta and other games while enjoying some tres leches, flan, and other treats!  Sponsored by Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)! 

Friday, October 27
Applications DEADLINE!!
A. Sanchez Construction Corp. Scholarship and Hispanic Heritage Month Awards
For information, please visit the applications page:

Saturday, October 28

Tango Buenos Aires
 8:00pm in Staller Center for the Arts
Main Stage $40; Save $10 off ticket with code:  TANGO10
One of Argentina's great cultural exports, known throughout the world as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango.

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Monday, October 30
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS / Day of the Dead
12:00 – 2:00 PM
LACS Lounge (SBS N-337)
Come help prepare our ofrenda 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.

Monday, October 30
University Libraries Present: A Lecture in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month:
"The Bilingual Identity and its Expression in Oral and Written Form"
Dr. Elena Davidiak
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Special Collections Seminar Room, E-2340 (2nd floor of Melville Library); 
People who consistently exist and function within two linguistic and cultural domains express their complex linguistic and cultural identity through the way they communicate in speech and in writing. Extensive borrowing, code switching and code mixing are typical of bilingual and bicultural speakers, and are also present in their informal writing, such as text messages and posts on social media. Even their more formal speech and writing will be different from those of monolingual speakers of either language, showing a consistent presence of borrowings and semantic shifts. Moreover, the speakers will often be aware of these phenomena and comment on both their unique cultural experience and their specific way of expression, which should be recognized and examined with the attention they deserve.

Please register here.


Wednesday, November 1
Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Ceremony 28th Annual Awards 
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Student Activity Center Ballroom A.
Theme: "Living in our America/Viviendo en nuestra america." 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:  631-632-9851


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