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Lakeland celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted: September 20, 2019 | Updated: October 8, 2019

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated nationally from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, Lakeland's Hispanic Program is sponsoring a number of free, culture-enriching activities.

All events are free and open to the public.

"El Insólito Caso de Miss Piña Colada"
("The Unusual Case of Miss Piña Colada")
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, 2 p.m.
Lakeland Main Campus, Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center
This comedy is performed in Spanish with English subtitles. It is the story of a mother obsessed with fame and social prominence and the crowning of her daughter as "Miss Piña Colada" in order to impress a friend. Enjoy a social hour and delicious food after the performance. Sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council, the Cleveland Foundation, the Gund Foundation and Cleveland's LatinUs Theater Company.

"Mayan Textiles as Poetic Texts"
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, noon - 1 p.m.
Lakeland Main Campus, room A-2100

In Guatemala and Southern Mexico, Mayan weaving has played an integral part for communicating identity, values and ancestral heritage. This presentation will give an overview of the Mayan culture and focus on the rich tradition of weaving as it relates to poetic, aesthetic and symbolic tenets of the Maya's vision of the cosmos. Presented by: Laura Martin, Ph.D., emerita professor, modern languages, anthropology and health sciences at Cleveland State University. Sponsored by the Knowledge Exchange

Mayan Textiles Exhibit
Oct. 15 – Nov. 19, 2019
Lakeland Main Campus Library,
C-Building, Third floor
This exhibit in the Lakeland Library gives an overview of the Mayan culture and displays on the rich tradition of weaving as it relates to poetic, aesthetic and symbolic tenets of Maya's vision of the cosmos.

For more information,
Contact Hispanic program coordinator
Lissette López Piepenburg at
440.525.7576 or LPiepenburg1@lakelandcc.edu



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