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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrates 25 Years

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Hispanic-Heritage-MonthThis year’s Hispanic Heritage Month at Stony Brook University gets underway with the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, October 1, from 12 pm to 3 pm in the Student Activities Center (SAC) Ballroom A. All are welcome to this free event that includes a proclamation by Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD; Keynote Speaker Suffolk County Legislator Monica R. Martinez; and a cultural celebration with live Latino music, Spanish food, a Latin dance showcase and procession of flas.

The ceremony kicks off a month-long celebration that includes seminars, dances and music by Stony Brook faculty, staff and students, as well as invited guest performers. Some of the highlights include the two-time Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra at Staller Center on October 25 at 8 pm (tickets are $36, order now); Latino Pedagogies: Theorizing a Transnational Experience Seminar on October 17 from 9:45 am to 5:30 pm in the Poetry Center, Humanities Building; and a three-part Dance Series featuring Flamenco, Argentinian Tango, and Latin American and Caribbean Dances (see calendar for dates and locations).

Click here for the complete calendar of events.

Several scholarships and awards are also being offered in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month at Stony Brook. Please check the website for more information.

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