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September 16, 1993

Librarian of Congress Presents Programs Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

The Affirmative Action and Special Programs Office is sponsoring the following events for the Library's 1993 Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October - 15):

On Monday, September 20, in the Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., from noon to 1:00 p.m., a showing of the film "The Milagro Beanfield War," Part I, will be presented as the first in a series of Hispanic films at the Library. Part II of "The Milagro Beanfield War" will be shown on September 27, also at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater.

On Tuesday, September 28, in the Mary Pickford Theater, from noon to 1:00 p.m., Larry Applebaum of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division will present a lecture, "History of the Salsa," with audiophonic illustrations.

The Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote Program will be presented Thursday, October 7, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building. The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Ricardo M. Urbina, District of Columbia Superior Court Judge.

On Tuesday, October 12, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Carmen Rivera will direct a workshop on "Affirming Hispanic Diversity." The workshop will be in Dining Room A, Madison Building. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

The film "Machito" will be shown on Thursday, October 14, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater, with an introduction by Larry Applebaum.

Friday, October 15, concludes Hispanic Heritage Month festivities with an "Evening of Culture," celebrating the diversity of Hispanic, Portuguese, and Caribbean cultures, with music and food. The event will be held in the Montpelier Room, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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PR 93-116
9/16/93
ISSN 0731-3527

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