Hispanic Student Association Celebrates 13th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month

Oct. 5, 2000

Baylor University's Hispanic Student Association (HSA) is celebrating its 13th annual Hispanic Heritage Month during October. The month was established to honor the heritage of the Hispanic community. This year's theme is "Educandonos Unidos Para Obtener Un Futuro Mejor" or "United We Can Obtain A Better Future."

HSA's Heritage Month banquet will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center and will feature Guillermo Descalzi, host of the international program "America in Vivo." Descalzi is the chief correspondent with the Telemundo Network for the national news and previously hosted the original Spanish language investigative news magazine "Ocurrio Asi." Tickets to the banquet are $6 for HSA members and $12 for non-members.

From 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at the LULAC Headstart playground, HSA will have a playground dedication. Also, HSA will host "Cuidemos la Inocencia" (Kid Day) at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 in front of the Bill Daniel Student Center. Members of HSA and children from the LULAC Headstart program will play games and participate in other activities, such as breaking a pinata, face painting and snacks.

The members of HSA and others also will participate in the Diabetes Awareness 5K Walk, sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation on Oct. 21. The HSA's annual "Noche de Cultura" will be on Oct. 25 in room 101 in the Castellaw Communications Center. Noche de Culture is HSA's annual talent show that showcases students' talents and allows those students to express the beauty of their culture.

For more information, contact the office of student activities at 710-2371.

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