A series of events planned by Grand Valley State University will celebrate the bicentennial of the Mexican Revolution. Latin American Studies Director Zulema Moret spearheaded the celebration, with more than a dozen events both on and off campus. The celebration, “100 years - Mexican Revolution: History, Culture and Traditions,” runs September 22 to October 7. For a complete listing, visit http://www.gvsu.edu/las/.
A sample of events:
Wednesday, September 22, 7-9 p.m.
Serenade Under the Moon: “Serenata a la luz de la luna” - Mariachi music - Mariachi de Oro at Loosemore Auditorium & Outdoor Courtyard, Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Professor Carlos de la Barrera will give a brief introduction on Mariachi music history and origin.
This event is part of the GVSU 50th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, September 23, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Lecture: “Globalization, the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Politics of Representation in Chicana Visual Art” by Dr. Clara Roman Odio, from Kenyon College, at Cook-DeWitt Auditorium, Allendale Campus.
Friday, September 24, 5 p.m.
Play “La Lotería” with the community and discover their symbols. Catering of Mexican food will be available. Cook Arts Center (Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities) 644 Grandville Avenue SW, Grand Rapids.
Friday, September 24, 1-6 p.m.
Mexicains Sans Frontieres Open Studio. Visit the studio of artist and musician Hugo Claudin at 125 S. Division #226, Grand Rapids.