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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on the UA Campus
Discounted football tickets, free film screenings, art and music make up the activities honoring Hispanic Americans' contributions to American culture.
At the UA, Chicano/Hispano Student Affairs, the Office of Access and Inclusion, Arizona Athletics, Arizona State Museum and the School of Music are offering a variety of events to share the stories, background and culture of the Hispanic population.
The kick-off event will be held on Friday, Sept. 16 on the UA Mall with music from A Son y Sol, a Tucson band that will be performing a blend of Latin American music. The event is sponsored by Chicano/Hispano Student Affairs, the Office of Access and Inclusion and a Student Services Fee Grant.
Honorary captains and Arizona letterwinners Rudy Castro, who played baseball and basketball in 1955, and George Arias, who played Arizona baseball in 1993, will be featured during the Oct. 20 Arizona vs. UCLA football game.
Discounted tickets for the game available for $20 (regularly $39) and will be available until Oct. 3 at noon, or until they sell out. Tickets may be purchased online under the "Tickets" tab with the promotional code "HHDAY."
The game also will feature the UA's Mariachi Arizona, local Folklorico groups and others who will perform with the Pride of Arizona during halftime.
Also, an art contest will also be held for K-12 students, with students placed into different categories based on age bracket. To participates, students are asked to produce works that indicated what the Hispanic/Latino culture means to them. Entries are due by Sept. 30 and winners will be chosen from each student group.
Other activities include:
Sept. 14 at 4 p.m.: The film "389 Miles: Living the Border" will be shown at the Haury Building, Room 216. It is a documentary that addresses the human journey along the border documented by director/producer and UA alumnus Luis Carlos Davis, who grew up in the shadow of the Arizona-Mexico border. It's sponsored by School of Anthropology and Center for Latin American Studies.
Sept. 15, noon to 1:30 p.m.: The mentoring abuelos or grandparents who volunteer with Chicano/Hispano Student Affairs will be available for mentorship or a warm hug in the Cesar E. Chavez Building, Room 211.
Sept. 15, 5:30-7 p.m.: The "Intersecciones" panel and discussion will be held by the Latino@Gay Pride group sponsored by Wingspan, UA Pride Alliance, LGBTQ Affairs and Chicano/Hispano Student Affairs in the Cesar E. Chavez Building, Room 110.
Sept. 16, noon to 1 p.m.: The UA's Hispanic Heritage Month starting event on the UA Mall.
Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.: "Papers" will be shown at the UA's Gallagher Theatre. More than 2 million children born outside the U.S. are raised in the country each year. For these children, it's illegal to work, drive, or attend most colleges; despite their American upbringing, they are undocumented. "Papers" depicts the lives of five youth who represent this population.
Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.: "Colors," a trombone Faculty Artist Series recital featuring Moisés Paiewonsky at Crowder Hall, UA School of Music Building, southeast corner of Park and Speedway. The cost is $5 for general admission. Tickets may be purchased online and the event is being presented by the UA's School of Music.
Oct. 20 at 5 p.m.: Arizona Athletics presents Hispanic Heritage Day celebrations during the Arizona vs. UCLA football game.
Other events held later in the year include "Many Mexicos: Vistas de la Frontera," an exhibit at the Arizona State Museum.
The exhibit features 300 objects that illustrate 3,000 years of varied Mexican histories. Exhibit visitors will view a Maya ritual corn vessel, Spanish colonial retablos, Santa Anna's sword and uniform, Maximilian's ring and Carlota's brooch and a sombrero that may well have belonged to Pancho Villa.