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Latin American Studies

LASO Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Story posted October 13, 2011

As in previous years, the Latin American Student Organization, LASO, has organized a number of events and activities to honor Hispanic Heritage Month on campus.

National Hispanic Heritage Month started in 1968 and was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, to cover a 30-day period from mid September through October. Several Latin American countries celebrate their independence days within these dates, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile. This year’s theme is “Many Backgrounds, Many Stories… One American Spirit.” For more information, visit the Government’s site: http://hispanicheritagemonth.gov

Finding Your Force: A Journey to LoveLASO events include theme dinners, a salsa party,  and a dinner and reading by guest author Alicia Santos, a New York born Dominican artist entitled “Finding Your Force: A Journey to Love.”  Santos is the author of a book on the same title, “a memoir written in the form of a love letter to a daughter . . .  as she digs deep underneath the ruins where all her secrets are kept.” (from the book’s press release at http://findingyourforce.blogspot.com/2011/08/press-release-finding-your-force.html).

For information on events and to contact the Organization, please visit their site: