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Roberto Rodriguez speaks at UW

Syndicated columnist Roberto Rodriguez will speak Monday, Sept. 24, as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at the University of Wyoming.

Rodriguez will present a free lecture, “Centeotzintli: Sacred Maize: A 7,000 Year-Old Ceremonial Discourse,” from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union ballroom.

Rodriguez is the writer of two books and a research associate at the University of Arizona. He is a syndicated columnist for the Column of the Americas and a 2003 Cesar Chavez/Chicano Studies Distinguished Community Scholar at UCLA.

National Hispanic Heritage Month began Sept. 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico also gained independence Sept. 16 and Chile Sept. 18. National Hispanic Heritage Month has been celebrated in the United States since 1988.

FMI: Cynthia Chavez Kelly, Hispanic Student Programs project coordinator, at (307) 766-6193 or e-mail ckelly@uwyo.edu.

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