For release: March 27, 2009
For press information, contact Julia Adames, 931-980-1648
The Hispanic Student Association at the University of Memphis will present a cultural
art exhibit, “Hello, My Name is Hispanic,” beginning with a reception Monday, March
30, at 5 p.m. in Jones Hall Gallery. The exhibit will remain open to the public weekdays
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 17. Admission is free.
This student gallery will feature individual photographs of local Hispanics that highlight
the different characteristics of Latinos that have been created through ethnic ties
and cultural crossovers. The featured subjects were also asked to write what being
Hispanic means to them and to write their own definitions of diversity.
Few Hispanic individuals have the opportunity to share their ethnic heritage, and
they may be assumed to be white, black, Mexican, or simply “foreign.” HSA hopes to
soften these assumptions by showcasing the varied faces of the Hispanic community.
The HSA exhibit will be a part of the University’s “Why Do You Hate Me?” week.
For more information, call Julia Adames at 931-980-1648.