Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Poetry in Spanish for Hispanic Heritage Month


Members of the Latino Cultural Society read one of Jose Marti’s most famous poems Tuesday in front of the University Campus Center.

Yo soy un hombre sincero…..” (A sincere man am I)

Marti, the 19th Century poet, is Cuba’s national hero.

The readers were of Puerto Rican, Salvadoran and Mexican descent.

The message the LCS wants to get out:

“We all look different,” said Marie Sanjurjo, president of the club. “Every country has different shades of colors, of people. We are all descendants of different things. Indians. Africans. People don’t know these things. They need to know and understand.”

You don’t need to be Latino to join, which is one of the biggest misconceptions about the club, Sanjurjo said.

The poetry reading was part of National Hispanic Heritage month, which runs through Oct. 15.

Hungry for more? Stop by the Office of Institutional Diversity (Row Hall 217; Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.). There is a display, Hispanic facts and DVDS to watch. Enjoy music and treats. For additional information, please call 9-5400.

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