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ISU to honor Latino Heritage Month

NORMAL — Illinois State University will honor Latino Heritage Month, which starts Saturday and runs to Oct. 15, with speakers, a fair, a Day of the Dead celebration and other events.

The Spanish Club will host the annual Noche de Salsa Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Circus Room of the Bone Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Alfredo Mirandé, leading scholar in the field of Chicano-Latino studies, will give the keynotes address, “Behind the Mask: Gender Hybridity in a Zapotec Community,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in Williams Hall. The 1963 ISU graduate is a distinguished professor of sociology and ethnic studies at the University of California.

A list of events is available at

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