Slate of events scheduled to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

The Multicultural Education Department of Misericordia University will host a series of events in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which will be celebrated Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. All events, unless noted, are free and open to the public.

The annual Misericordia Latin Café will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 12-1 p.m. in Alden Trust Room 219 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Co-sponsored by the Department of English, the program will feature Carlos Andres Gomez, star of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. Students and the public are invited to share and read poems and writings by Latino/Latina authors. Refreshments will be served. Reservations for the free program are recommended by contacting Maria B. Cabrera, multicultural outreach coordinator, at (570) 674-6160 or via email at
On Wednesday, Sept. 25, Misericordia will present its TRUTH Talks discussion series at 6:30 p.m. in the Henry Student Lounge on the Upper Campus. Entitled, “TRUTH Talks: Latinos,” the 2013 program will include a panel discussion regarding various cultural issues in the United States and abroad. 
The Hispanic Heritage Film Series will present, “The Dream is Now,” on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. The 30-minute documentary by Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim gives a voice to the undocumented children of immigrants, while commenting on current U.S. policies.
 In addition, Misericordia University students will participate in a kick off luncheon celebration provided by Metz Culinary Management, where they will sample Latin American cuisine and enjoy entertainment provided by the WEEPA band. Later in the month, they will also take part in a dinner celebration featuring foods from Latin America and the Caribbean.