Hispanic Cultural Activist to Speak in Chapel-Forum Oct. 7

Oct. 3, 1996

Writer, artist and cultural activist Himilce Novas will speak at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, in Waco Hall as part of Baylor University's Chapel Forum. Novas is the featured speaker for the 10th annual Hispanic Heritage Week which celebrates different Hispanic cultures. Novas will speak about her escape from Cuba and the struggles Cubans face today in the United States.

Novas' family left Cuba under dictator Fidel Castro in 1960 and resided in New York City. She graduated from Hunter College of New York and moved to California. Novas now produces and hosts a talk radio program called The Novas Report, dealing with contemporary and cultural issues.

Novas has written many books such as Everything You Need to Know About Latino History, Latino Art and Culture in the United States, Mangos, Bananas and Coconuts: A Cuban Love Story and Remembering Selena/Recordando Selena.

Hispanic Heritage Week is sponsored by the Hispanic Student Association (HSA) at Baylor.

For more information call Becky Gazza, HSA treasurer and co-director of Hispanic Heritage Week at 755-2394.

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