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Two more events on tap in NWC's Hispanic Heritage celebration

Posted September 19, 2016
By NWC News Desk

POWELL, Wyoming — Northwest College continues its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with October events that focus on Cuba and the different words used to refer to Hispanic populations.

Cody resident and University of Wyoming Extension Community Development Educator Tara Kiupers will share images and insights from her cycling trip through Cuba at a 6:30 p.m. program Monday, Oct. 3, in the NWC Intercultural House.

Kiupers spent two weeks exploring the island nation from its verdant valleys in the western Pinar del Rios area to the colonial city of Trinidad, located in the south central region. She’ll share her observations of the many social, cultural and geographic contrasts she encountered along the way.

Mary Ellen Ibarra-Robinson, an associate professor of Spanish at Northwest, will conclude the college’s month-long celebration Thursday, Oct. 13, in the NWC Intercultural House with a program she calls “‘Hispanic’: What Does It mean?”.

The 7 p.m. presentation looks at the history and usage of words like Hispanic, Latino and Chicano to help participants better understand the connotations and contemporary usage of each. The evening wraps up with a culinary sampling of Latin America fare.

Both programs are sponsored by the NWC Office of Intercultural Programs. Admission is free.