Hispanic Global Night set for Oct. 18

October 14 2008

Learn about the many facets of Hispanic culture during the annual Hispanic Global Night at Indiana State University. The event, sponsored by the Hispanic Student Association, will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, in Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede I, II and III on the ISU campus.

Hispanic Global Night marks the culmination of Hispanic Awareness Month. The theme for this year's event is "Nuestra Gente Hispana," or "Our Hispanic People."

Participants can sample food from Hispanic countries, enjoy Latino music and dancing, and listen to presentations about influential Hispanics in American and world history. The evening will also feature prizes and free Latin dance lessons.

Gerardo T. Cummings, assistant professor of languages, literatures and linguistics at ISU, will present "The Latino Target: Predatory Mass Communication and (Il)Legal Immigrant." The talk will address concerns by Americans about increasing illegal immigration into the U.S. The presentation will offer examples of t-shirts, books, documentaries, videogames and cartoons that have dealt with the subject in a less than favorable manner.

The event is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased through Friday (Oct.17) from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Commons area of the Hulman Memorial Student Union. Tickets are $8 per person, or $6 for ISU students with a valid ID.

For more information, contact Gloria Diaz at gdiaz@isugw.indstate.edu.

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Writer: Emily Taylor, assistant director of media relations, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or etaylor16@indstate.edu

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Hispanic Global night, the culmination of Hispanic Awareness Month, will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, in Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede I, II and III on the ISU campus. The event is sponsored by the Hispanic Student Association.

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