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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Hispanic/Latino Experience Program Slated for May 5-10
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MAILED: April 29, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -- The Hispanic/Latino Experience programs will be held May 5-10 in Davies Center and Towers Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The event is intended to help participants learn about Hispanic/Latino culture.

The Cinco de Mayo Information Booth will be set up from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 5, in the East Blugold Room in Davies Center. Mexican students will provide information about the significance of Cinco de Mayo. A reception is planned from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday in the Winnebago Room of Davies Center.

On Tuesday, May 6, in the Menominee Room of Davies Center several women will discuss their personal experiences during a presentation titled "Women with Dual Roles in the Hispanic/Latino Community." The "Festival of United Cultures" is planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Towers Hall. A procession will educate the public about several Hispanic/Latino cultures. Music, games and foods will be included in the activities.

Readers Theater and Film Night is slated for 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in Davies Theatre. A theater production titled "Estudio en Blanco y Negro" is a discussion between two young lovers; their discussion allows the audience to draw their own conclusion. The film "Letters from the Park" will screen. The film is a story about two young lovers who enlist the help of the local poet to express their feelings for each other. Soon the young lady becomes the inspiration of the poet bringing a light hearted twist to the relationship of the two lovers. The movie is subtitled.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 8, Hispanic/Latino students will discuss the struggles that Hispanic/Latinos face in the Americas. The discussion will take place in the Oneida Room of Davies Center.

A dance featuring Grupo SABOR is planned for Saturday, May 10. Dance lessons will be offered by the band's leader, Victor Narvaez. Lessons will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. and the dance will run from 8 p.m. to midnight in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. There is a $2 charge for the dance. Tickets are available at the door. Grupo SABOR is an eight-piece Puerto Rican band from Milwaukee. Its music includes selections from contemporary and traditional music of Latin America, the popular Caribbean-inspired salsa, and Latin jazz.

The Hispanic/Latino Experience events are free and open to the public.

Event sponsors include the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association, American Ethnic Coordinating Office, the Center for International Education, MOSAIC, and the Hispanic/Latino Student Association.


UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: May 1, 1997