BLOOMSBURG— October is Hispanic Heritage Month, and the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Multicultural Center is celebrating with several events in “Una Semana de Orgullo,” or “a week of pride.”
The week begins with Alina Fernandez, daughter of former Cuban President Fidel Castro holding a lecture on Monday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. She will speak on her experiences and hope for Cuba’s future.
Querida Lugo, a lifestyle coach, will be leading a workshop titled “LatinX Leadership: Do It for the Culture.” The workshop is Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Kehr Union Building, Multicultural Center. This workshop will cover the importance of LatinX leadership in current culture. It will provide principles of LatinX leadership, show how to connect purpose and culture, make culture contributions and create pathways.
Elizabeth Acevedo, a poet and writer, will also be coming to the Multicultural Center on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. in the Kehr Union Building ballroom.
The finale of Una Semana de Orgullo is the Latino Extravaganza on Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. in the Kehr Union Building ballroom. The extravaganza includes a performance by BombaYo. Single tickets for the event are $20 with a table of eight available for $120. The doors will open at 3:45 p.m.
The Bloomsburg University Multicultural Center, the Student Organization of Latinos, and the BU Program Board are sponsors of the upcoming events.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.