Deschutes Public Library News
Viva La Independencia! A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage
Posted By: Lisa McGean
Date Posted: 9/14/2007
Come celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at a festival of food, dance, music, history and activities for the entire family. The celebration will take place on September 15th, from 12 noon until 5:00 p.m. at the Redmond Public Library.
Local agencies including the Latino Community Association and Plaza Comunitaria will be represented, plus a live broadcast from La Bronca Radio Station. Following is a list of presentations and activities:
* Library Tour: 12 noon until 1:00 p.m.
Tour the Redmond Library and learn about the library's
* Breaking the Chains: Independence and the Birth of
Spanish American Republics: 1:30 - 2:30
The history of revolution and independence in Latin
America. Presented by U of O Professor Carlos Aguirre.
* Ballet Folklorico sol Azteca: 2:45 - 3:30
Three traditional dances from the Nayarit, Sinloa and
Baja California regions.
* Pasajes de la Indepencia Drama Group: 3:45 - 4:00
A dramatic performance of the Mexican Revolution.
* Ritmo Caliente: 4:00 - 5:00
Traditional Latin American Music.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is a national recognition of the culture, contributions and heritage of Hispanic Americans. The annual observance is now a 31-day period beginning on September 15th and ending on October 15th. This September/October period covers Independence Days for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Chile and Belize.
For information about the festival and other events scheduled during National Hispanic Heritage month, please call 312-1036, 312-1034, or 312-1028.