Baylor Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Week Oct. 6-11

Oct. 2, 1997

Baylor University's Hispanic Student Association will celebrate the 10th annual Hispanic Heritage Week Oct. 6-11. With a theme of "Abrazando y Definiendo Nuestra Cultura" (Embracing and Defining Our Culture), the week's activities provide an opportunity for the association to promote cultural awareness.

The festivities will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, with a Pinata Party for the children from the Latin American Christian Center. A mixer for students is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rivercrest Apartments Clubhouse. "Noche de Cultura" at 7 p.m. Wednesday will showcase the singing, dancing, reciting and musical talents of the association's members.

The highlight of the week's activities will be the annual Hispanic Heritage Week banquet. Beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center, the banquet will feature keynote speaker Christy Haubegger. Haubegger, the founder and publisher of Latina magazine, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's in philosophy and received her juris doctor degree from the Stanford School of Law. Recently, Texas Monthly magazine named her one of the 10 most influential women in Texas.

Tickets for the banquet cost $12 and will be on sale at the Bill Daniel Student Center through Oct. 3.

Heritage week activities continue on Friday with a "Festival Tropical" dance, which begins at 8 p.m. in the Harrison Center located at 1718 N. 42nd Street, and conclude on Saturday with a service project at Caritas, 318 South Fifth.

For more information, contact Veronica Peralez or Jessica Guerrero at 753-8109.

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