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Building Healthy Communities Conference

This two-day conference is offered to Cedar Valley professionals and community members and includes Black Hawk/Grundy Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence; Antioch Baptist Church; Faith Community; YWCA of Black Hawk County; Department of Corrections, First Judicial District; Peace and Justice Center of the Cedar Valley. Keynote presentations will be held on the UNI campus on Oct. 8, followed by a training day on Oct. 9 held in three locations in the Cedar Valley.

UNI Latino Fest

The Hispanic Latino Student Union and Art for El Salvador will host the first UNI Latino Fest. Activities during the event include: Calle Sur (Latin American music), Zumba, Hispanic dancing, UNI Salsa band, children’s activites, Art for El Salvador service art sale and authentic food tasting. The fest is free and all are welcome.

Hispanic Heritage Month Guest Speaker: Sandra Guzmán

The Center for Multicultural Education will host Sandra Guzmán, award-winning journalist and author of The New Latina's Bible: The Modern Latina's Guide to Love, Family, Spirituality, and La Vida. She was one of the interviewers on HBO's doumentary film The Latino List, which featured interviews with notable indivudals including Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor, Eva Longoria, Pitbull and America Ferrera.

Film and Discussion: "Food Matters"

Food Matters examines how food affects our lives--sometimes in ways we least expect. It demonstrates that malnutrition is a result of how food is produced, the toxins within our soil and air, and the pharmaceuticals we are ingesting. . .with fatal results. By being conscious of what we put into our bodies, we might develop the ability to heal ourselves naturally. The film will be used as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue regarding how individual food choices and their implications affect and impact the larger community.

Commemoration of 1963 March on Washington

UNI is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Gather at the archway outside the Center for Multicultural Education at 3:15 p.m., arriving at the Campanile at 3:30 p.m. Events are the playing of "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory;" an excerpt of the "I Have a Dream" speech by Dr. King; singing "We Shall Overcome;" and the playing and ringing of the Campanile 50 times.

CME's Annual Welcome Back BBQ

Join the CME staff for a cookout to start out the academic year; meet up with old friends and make new ones. There will be multicultural organizations present to share information about how to get involved on campus. Music provided by Ultimate Entertainment. Free and open to all UNI students, faculty and staff.

Comedian Felipe Esparza

Comedian Felipe Esparza, winner of "Last Comic Standing," will perform. He’s best known for his raw, real-life comedy, irreverent on-stage persona, wild hair and his often-imitated phrase, “What‘s up fool?“ Other TV credits include: ABC‘s “Comics Unleashed,“ Showtime‘s “Comics Without Borders,“ BET‘s “Comic View,“ and “One Mic Stand,“ and Galavision‘s “Que Locos“ (where he holds the title of most appearances by any comedian). Doors open at 7:15 p.m.; seating is first-come, first-served.

Theatre Performance: "Mother Tongue"

The Center for Multicultural Education will host the play Mother Tongue as part of Asian American Heritage Month. Mother Tongue, presented by hereandnow theater company, is a collection of tales that explores and celebrates the traditions, the roles and the experiences of women of color, and how they are changing in this ever-increasing modern world. Evolved from a lack of focus on this often overlooked, "minority-within-a-minority," this educational and entertaining performance examines the challenges and triumphs that women of color deal with on a daily basis.

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