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Photo Exhibit at U of M Will Showcase the Many Faces of Hispanics University News
For release: March 27, 2009

For press information, contact Julia Adames, 931-980-1648

Hello, My Name is Hispanic
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.

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