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FMU to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with award-winning storyteller

FLORENCE – Francis Marion University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs along with the Multicultural Advisory Board will host their annual Hispanic Heritage Month program Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. in Lowrimore Auditorium.  

This year’s guest speaker is award-winning storyteller, musician, actor, and writer David Gonzalez.  

Recipient of the 2011 International Performing Arts for Youth Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence, Gonzalez continues his tour around the world. Named the Joseph Campbell Foundation Fellow for 2010, Gonzalez was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience for his production of The Frog Bride at Broadway’s New Victory Theater. He has created numerous productions, including the critically acclaimed ¡Sofrito! with The Latin Legends Band, and MytholoJazz, both of which enjoyed sold-out runs at New Victory Theater. He is currently working on Wounded Splendor, a two-year residency and commission from the University of Maryland that celebrates the natural world and our responsibility to it. 

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated nationally from mid-September to mid-October to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture.  

The program is free and open to the public. For more information about the program, contact Daphne Carter, assistant dean of students, at (843) 661-1188 or rcarter@fmarion.edu. 

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Last Published: August 26, 2011 3:38 PM
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