The YSU Hispanic Heritage Committee presents a Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Saturday, October 4, at noon in the Chestnut Room of the YSU Kilcawley Center. This main event will feature music entertainment, dance performances, children’s activities, cultural displays, vendors, information tables and ethnic refreshments. The event is co-sponsored by the Youngstown State University Office Student Diversity Programs with support from campus and community organizations as well as local sponsors. More information is available at 330-941-2086.
The Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee presents the ECHHO College Fair at OCCHA, on Shirley Road in Youngstown, on Thursday, September 25, 9:00 - 11:00 am. The 2014 Annual Educators and Community Helping Hispanics Onward, Inc. (ECHHO) College Fair is for underrepresented high school students and their parents to learn about the college preparation process and the Hispanic/Latino scholarships available to those who qualify. Co-sponsored by YSU’s Office of Admissions, OCCHA, and ECHHO. More information available at 330-941-3243 or www.echho.org.
The YSU Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee presents a discussion on Making the Most of a Multicultural Diet While in College, in the James Gallery of the YSU Kilcawley Center on Thursday, September 25, 12:00 pm. The YSU Department of Campus Recreation will be hosting an event on multicultural foods and restaurants offered on campus and in the Youngstown community. More information is available from Ryan McNicholas at 330-941-2207 or email@example.com.
The YSU Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee presents Koula Glaros-King in a lecture titled Immigration Reform: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, at the Newport Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, on Market Street in Youngstown, on Wednesday, September 24, at 6:30 pm. Koula Glaros-King is an Attorney at Community Legal Aid specializing in immigration work. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.
The YSU Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee presents a lecture by Dr. Pamela E. Harris, titled My journey to a PhD Through the Study of Representation Theory of Lie Algebras, in Room 510 of the Lincoln Building on the YSU campus, on Friday, September 19, at 3:00 pm. Dr. Harris is a Mexican-American Davies Research Fellow with dual appointments at the United States Military Academy and the Army Research Lab.
Memories of Christmas Past, the annual holiday spectacular at the Arms Family Museum, is in its seventh year in the 1905 Arts & Crafts mansion of Olive and Wilford Arms, and the home of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. The seven period rooms of the Arms Family home are filled with rare, vintage decorations that include ornaments, lighting, trees, toys and trains. This display features many pieces from the Historical Society’s collection as well as items on loan from private collectors. Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
Traci Manning, the Curator of Education at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society will give a talk on The Pivotal Right, A History of the Women's Suffrage Movement, at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, at 325 West Federal Street, on Thursday, October 16, at noon.
Rick Rowlands, Executive Director, Youngstown Steel Heritage Museum, will give a talk titled 1914-2014: A Century of Steelmaking in Brier Hill, at the Tyler Center of the Mahoning Valley Historical Center on West Federal Street in Youngstown, on Thursday, September 18 at noon.
This Opening Ceremony for Hispanic Heritage Month is on Thursday, September 18, at 12:15pm at the Mahoning County Courthouse. The event will feature a flag ceremony representing 22 Hispanic countries as well as musical performances. The keynote speaker will be attorney Miriam Ocasio and YSU student Josiah Banks will serve as emcee. The event is co-sponsored the YSU Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee and the YSU Office of Student Diversity Programs. More information about all Hispanic Heritage Month events is available at 330-941-2086.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents an after-work walking tour of Downtown Youngstown, on Thursday, September 11. The event is part of the Young Leaders History-To-Go Series and will begin at 5:30 pm at the Erie Terminal building on Westt Commerce Street, with a brief tour of that recently restored property. The tour will visit several locations before concluding with a reception at the Rust Belt Brewing Company. The tour and reception are open to the public. More information can be found at www.mahoninghistory.org or at 330-743-2589.