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National Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 to October 15. Celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18.

 


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Hispanic Heritage Month Event Descriptions:

2021

Past,    Present,  Future

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15) is the period when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and celebrate Hispanic culture to create awareness. Hispanic Heritage Week was approved by President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 31-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

 

Event:   Kick Off Tabling

Date: 9/15/2021

Time: 11am

Location: Lobby in CUB

Description: Celebrate the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month by visiting our table full of information on upcoming events and get acquainted with the office! There will be music and giveaways. Pick up a calendar to celebrate our theme, "Past, Present, Future"

"*****Note: Please remember to wear your masks inside the building/room no matter (unless you are eating or drinking) what your vaccination status is, per current ENMU guidelines. Thank you for understanding. We want this to be a successful event and continue with all our programming."

Contact: Hispanic Affairs at 575-562-2451 or email: enmu.hispanicaffairs@enmu.edu

Event: History of Franciscans in New Mexico  

Date: 9/16/2021

Time: 2pm

Location: Sandia Room CUB

Description: Mexican born Franciscan Friar, José Luis Peralta Andrade of the Southwest Franciscans Province, will talk on the history of Franciscans in New Mexico since Cortez in 1519 with the conquest of Mexico, accompanied by missionaries of the Franciscan order, to settling in New Mexico in 1598, with Juan de Oñate who brought 10 members of the order. This event is co-sponsored with the Thomas Moore Newman University Organization.  

 

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"*****Note: Please remember to wear your masks inside the building/room no matter (unless you are eating or drinking) what your vaccination status is, per current ENMU guidelines. Thank you for understanding. We want this to be a successful event and continue with all our programming."

Contact: Hispanic Affairs at 575-562-2451 or email: enmu.hispanicaffairs@enmu.edu

Event: Rumba and Zumba: Ready for a Workout!

Date: 9/21/2021

Time: 7pm

Location: Dallan Sanders Patio OR Sandia Room in case of inclement weather

Description: Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with Southern American dance moves like Samba. Campus Life Coordinator, Linda Ramos, will be guiding participants through a fun and energetic night of Zumba! Participants get a FREE reusable water bottle

 

"*****Note: Please remember to wear your masks inside the building/room no matter (unless you are eating or drinking) what your vaccination status is, per current ENMU guidelines. Thank you for understanding. We want this to be a successful event and continue with all our programming."

Contact: Hispanic Affairs at 575-562-2451 or email: enmu.hispanicaffairs@enmu.edu

Event: Programs and Support Services of the Consulate of Mexico in ABQ *English & Spanish sessions*

Date: 9/23/2021

Time: 2pm

Location: Sandia Room (English session)

                  Pecos Room (Spanish session)

Description: "The primary job of the Mexican Consulate is to protect Mexican citizens while they are abroad. Representatives of the Consulate of Mexico in Albuquerque will present about the services the consulate provides: education, health, culture, protection, notary, passport, etc.

Two sessions one in English and one in Spanish.

 "*****Note: Please remember to wear your masks inside the building/room no matter (unless you are eating or drinking) what your vaccination status is, per current ENMU guidelines. Thank you for understanding. We want this to be a successful event and continue with all our programming."

Contact: Hispanic Affairs at 575-562-2451 or email: enmu.hispanicaffairs@enmu.edu

Event: Empowering Students

Date: 9/30/2021

Time: 2pm

Location: Sandia Room CUB

Description: Dr. Cynthia E. Orozco, Professor of History & Humanities, ENMU Ruidoso will talk about how students can empower themselves while juggling all of the stresses of being a college student.

"*****Note: Please remember to wear your masks inside the building/room no matter (unless you are eating or drinking) what your vaccination status is, per current ENMU guidelines. Thank you for understanding. We want this to be a successful event and continue with all our programming."

Contact: Hispanic Affairs at 575-562-2451 or email: enmu.hispanicaffairs@enmu.edu

Event: Casas Grandes Ceramics of Chihuahua Mexico

Date: 10/6/2021

Time: 2pm

Location: Sandia Room CUB

Description: Blackwater Draw Museum's Collections Manager, Samantha Bomkamp, will share her research on Casas Grandes pottery. These vibrant ceramics tell archaeologists and historians a great deal about life in the region around 1300 AD. Casas Grandes pottery is known for its beautiful geometric designs and figures of humans and animals. Many museum collections now hold pottery from this region, including ENMU's very own Blackwater Draw Museum.

 

"*****Note: Please remember to wear your masks inside the building/room no matter (unless you are eating or drinking) what your vaccination status is, per current ENMU guidelines. Thank you for understanding. We want this to be a successful event and continue with all our programming."

Contact: Hispanic Affairs at 575-562-2451 or email: enmu.hispanicaffairs@enmu.edu

 

Event: Complexity at the US/Mexico Border

Date: 10/13/2021

Time: 2pm

Location: Sandia Room CUB

Description: Dr. María Duarte, ENMU professor and author, shares a brief overview on the historical, cultural and legal complexities faced by ordinary people who reside on the US-Mexico border from the 19th century to the present. It draws on archival, music lyrics, and visual materials to explore what it means to live on the border, and how the Mexican and the US government have shaped such meanings throughout two centuries

 

"*****Note: Please remember to wear your masks inside the building/room no matter (unless you are eating or drinking) what your vaccination status is, per current ENMU guidelines. Thank you for understanding. We want this to be a successful event and continue with all our programming."

Contact: Hispanic Affairs at 575-562-2451 or email: enmu.hispanicaffairs@enmu.edu

Event: Grand Finale: A Night With Mariachi Trio Jalisciense

Date: 10/14/2021

Time: 7pm

Location: Greyhound Lounge

Description: Celebrate the end of Hispanic Heritage Month with us as we host "A Night with Mariachi. Guests will be seated and able to enjoy hors d'oeuvres while listening to the beautiful Mariachi music and dance around the room. A wonderful end to a wonderful month! This event is co-sponsored with Campus Life.

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBzWlzfu4iA3JpQh12h8-fA

"*****Note: Please remember to wear your masks inside the building/room no matter (unless you are eating or drinking) what your vaccination status is, per current ENMU guidelines. Thank you for understanding. We want this to be a successful event and continue with all our programming."

Contact: Hispanic Affairs at 575-562-2451 or email: enmu.hispanicaffairs@enmu.edu

Event: Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Craft Night

 

Date: October 27

 

Time: 7pm

 

Location: Multicultural Area (CUB – Lower Level)

 

Description: El Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is a Hispanic celebration to commemorate loved ones who have departed. The Office of Hispanic Affairs will have a presentation that helps us understand the meaning behind Día de los Muertos.  After the presentation you can create your very own Dia De Los Muertos Crafts such as a Sugar Skull keychains, skull boxes, Aztec masks and enjoy free snacks of Sugar Skull themed marshmallows, scary pop-corn, and much more.

"*****Note: Please remember to wear your masks inside the building/room no matter (unless you are eating or drinking) what your vaccination status is, per current ENMU guidelines. Thank you for understanding. We want this to be a successful event and continue with all our programming."

Contact: Hispanic Affairs at (575) 562-2451 or email: enmu.hispanicaffairs@enmu.edu

 

 

 


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Vrisa Vazquez 

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Eva Martinez 

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Email: enmu.hispanicaffairs@enmu.edu

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