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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Events Calendar

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/cultdiv/cla/events/

Latino Affairs Events Fall 2017

AUGUST 15-17: Conéctate (Early Move-In) 
LOCATION: CSU 269 (MCC)
HOSTED BY: Latino Affairs
CONTACT: jessie.mancilla@mnsu.edu


AUGUST 24: Welcome Back 
TIME: 4:00 pm
LOCATION: CSU 269 (Multicultural Center) 
HOSTED BY: Latino Affairs
CONTACT: jessie.mancilla@mnsu.edu


SEPTEMBER 5: Unsettled Selves Writing Workshop
TIME: 4:00 pm
LOCATION: CSU 218 (Women's Center) 
HOSTED BY: Women's Center/Latino Affairs
CONTACT: laura.schultz-1@mnsu.edu or jessie.mancilla@mnsu.edu


SEPTEMBER 10: Univision's Latin Day at Valleyfair 
TIME: 10:00 am
LOCATION: Valleyfair 
HOSTED BY: Institutional Diversity
CONTACT: jessie.mancilla@mnsu.edu


SEPTEMBER 13: Open Kitchen/Latin American Heritage
TIME: 11:00 am
LOCATION: CSU 269 (MCC)
HOSTED BY: Latino Affairs
CONTACT: jessie.mancilla@mnsu.edu


SEPTEMBER 13: An Evening with Juan Felipe Herrera and the Aktion Club Theatre Poets 
TIME: 6:30 pm
LOCATION: Elias Halling Recital Hall - PAC 
HOSTED BY: Good Thunder Reading Series
CONTACT: diana.joseph@mnsu.edu


SEPTEMBER 14: Reading by Juan Felipe Herrera 
TIME: 7:30 pm
LOCATION: CSU 253
HOSTED BY: Good Thunder Reading Series
CONTACT: diana.joseph@mnsu.edu


SEPTEMBER 19: Unsettled Selves Writing Workshop
TIME: 4:00 pm
LOCATION: CSU 218 (Women's Center)
HOSTED BY: Women's Center/Latino Affairs
CONTACT: laura.schultz-1@mnsu.edu or jessie.mancilla@mnsu.edu

Be a part of the Women's Center and Latino Affair's production of "Unsettled Selves," a monologue production taking place fall semester that will center the voices of marginalized students, giving participants the space to speak their truths through the process of writing and performing a personal narrative. In partnership with both writing and theater faculty on campus, we will be hosting a series of storytelling and performance workshops this semester, in order to help you get your story out... first on paper, then on the stage.


SEPTEMBER 19: Know Your Rights – MN Education Policies with Elia Bruggeman
TIME: 6:00 pm
LOCATION: CSU 201 
HOSTED BY: Latino Affairs
CONTACT: jessie.mancilla@mnsu.edu

Elia Dimayuga-Bruggeman serves at the Special Assistant to the Minnesota State Department of Education Commissioner. She will speak on the importance of history as a Latino in Southern Minnesota and how her lived experiences have influenced her decisions. Elia will bring the conversation about current education policies and the challenges to create a more equitable education opportunity in Minnesota. 

SEPTEMBER 27: Lowell and Nadine B. Andreas Speaker - Alberto Gonzalez
TIME: 6:30 pm
LOCATION: Ostrander Auditorium
HOSTED BY: Department of World Languages and Cultures 
CONTACT: kimberly.contag@mnsu.edu

Alberto González Rivero, poor country boy, masters English, earns his university degree and embarks on a bright teaching future. Suddenly economic disaster strikes his family and almost all Cuban families during the "Special Period" of the 1990s after the Soviet collapse. Alberto, now the young father of two little daughters, struggles mightily to keep food on the table. Just when things are looking especially grim, a chance encounter with Reverend Raul Suarez of the Martin Luther King Center in Havana provides him with the chance to utilize his special gift and training in languages as the interpreter for visiting delegations—and eventually as a translator for Fidel Castro himself.


SEPTEMBER 28: Movie Night - El Abrazo de la Serpiente/Embrace of the Serpent
TIME: 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Wiecking Center 220 
HOSTED BY: Institutional Diversity and Integración Colombia
CONTACT: jessie.mancilla@mnsu.edu

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OCTOBER 10: Unsettled Selves Writing Workshop
TIME: 4:00 pm
LOCATION: CSU 218 (Women's Center)
HOSTED BY: Women's Center/Latino Affairs
CONTACT: laura.schultz-1@mnsu.edu or jessie.mancilla@mnsu.edu

Be a part of the Women's Center and Latino Affair's production of "Unsettled Selves," a monologue production taking place fall semester that will center the voices of marginalized students, giving participants the space to speak their truths through the process of writing and performing a personal narrative. In partnership with both writing and theater faculty on campus, we will be hosting a series of storytelling and performance workshops this semester, in order to help you get your story out... first on paper, then on the stage.


OCTOBER 10: Latin America Series - Presentation by Dr. Chad McCutchen
TIME: 6:00 pm
LOCATION: CSU 201 
HOSTED BY: Latino Affairs
CONTACT: jessie.mancilla@mnsu.edu

The Latin American series will begin with colonialism in Latin America leading to democratization and modern Latin America. Dr. Chad McCutchen is a current MSU Mankato faculty member in the History Department. His extensive knowledge and research in Latin America will provide for a well informed conversation about Latin America.


OCTOBER 17: Unsettled Selves Open Mic
TIME: 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Coffee Hag (329 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN)
HOSTED BY: Women's Center/Latino Affairs
CONTACT: laura.schultz-1@mnsu.edu or jessie.mancilla@mnsu.edu

Be a part of the Women's Center and Latino Affair's production of "Unsettled Selves," a monologue production taking place fall semester that will center the voices of marginalized students, giving participants the space to speak their truths through the process of writing and performing a personal narrative. In partnership with both writing and theater faculty on campus, we will be hosting a series of storytelling and performance workshops this semester, in order to help you get your story out... first on paper, then on the stage.


OCTOBER 21: Latino Night 
TIME: 6:00 pm
LOCATION: CSU Ballroom
HOSTED BY: Latino Affairs/Kearney International Center 
CONTACT: jessie.mancilla@mnsu.edu

An evening where MNSU students are able to share their culture and traditions. The event will provide student and professional talent acts. Come and join us for an entertaining evening with your Latino community.


NOVEMBER 2: Dia de los Muertos
TIME: 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Multicultural Center
HOSTED BY: Latino Affairs
CONTACT: jessie.mancilla@mnsu.edu

Dia de los Muertos honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations, a typically Latin American custom that combines indigenous Aztec ritual with Catholicism, brought to the region by Spanish conquistadores. We will create an alter and celebrate the life our loved ones have lived. Through narrative and art we will learn about Latin American culture.


NOVEMBER 4: Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference- Keynote Speaker, Pidgeon Pagonis 
TIME: 5:00 pm
LOCATION: TBA
HOSTED BY: MOCC/LGBT Center/Latino Affairs
CONTACT: jessie.mancilla@mnsu.edu or david.gardner@mnsu.edu

Pidgeon Pagonis is an intersex artist, activist and former communications & operations manager and youth leadership coordinator for interACT youth—the world’s first intersex youth project. Pidgeon has over ten years experience researching, advocating and educating a wide range of audiences about the intersex movement for bodily autonomy and justice. Pidgeon believes the human rights abuses performed by the Medical Industrial Complex, to reinforce the sex and gender binary, are the movement’s key roadblocks. In response, their current work—shared via presentations, workshops and social media—gives participants the tools needed to deconstruct those roadblocks.


NOVEMBER 6: Latino Engineering Academic Day - L.E.A.D. 
TIME: 9:00 am
LOCATION: CSU Ballroom
HOSTED BY: Institutional Diversity
CONTACT: jessie.mancilla@mnsu.edu


NOVEMBER 30: Las Posadas with Jesús ‘Chuy’ Negrete
TIME: 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Multicultural Center
HOSTED BY: Latino Affairs
CONTACT: jessie.mancilla@mnsu.edu

For more than 35 years, Jesus “Chuy” Negrete has been weaving together songs, corridos, poetry and oral histories in English and Spanish to present, with his guitar and harmonica, a compelling retelling of Mexican and Mexican-American history from pre-Columbian times to the present. Negrete reveals and interprets the culture and experience of Latinos and others through music. His lyrical compositions address the need to pass on historical truths through storytelling and performing arts. Nationally recognized as an enthralling entertainer and scholar, Negrete has been hailed as “the Chicano Woody Guthrie” by oral historian and radio host Studs Terkel.

Join us for a great event with Chuy as he takes us on a journey. He will create a parallel with Mary and Joseph's pilgrimage to our migrant's piligramage to Minnesota.