August 28, 2013

Events at West campus celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted: August 28, 2013
Calle 16 Mural Project
Like last year, the Calle 16 Mural Project will give members of the West campus and local community the chance to participate in the creation of a colorful work of art.

Events that celebrate the diversity of Latin music, visual art and more will be in the spotlight as ASU’s West campus celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month.

All events on the West campus, at 4701 W. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix, are free and open to the public. Visitor parking on campus costs $2 per hour.

The schedule is:

Opening Reception: Noche de Celebración: 5:30 to 8 p.m., Sept. 16. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. in Changemaker Central with a guest speaker from the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Then at 6 p.m., in the Delph Courtyard, the celebration will feature free food and live music from Joe Granado and the Kaliente All-Stars.

Screening of the film “No”: 7 p.m., Sept. 27, Kiva Lecture Hall. The 2012 film “No” stars Gael Garcia Bernal and tells the remarkable story of the 1988 effort to oust Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet through a referendum. “No” earned a 93 percent positive rating on the Rotten Tomatoes website. The film is rated R. The screening serves as the kickoff to the next day’s Chilean Conference.

Chilean Conference – “Chile: Looking Back, Moving Forward”: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 28. University Center Building. The conference examines the country, its literature, art and economics before and after the coup by Augusto Pinochet.

Calle 16 Mural Project: Sept. 30 through Oct. 3, Sands Classroom Building Courtyard. The Calle 16 Mural Project returns to create a new mural exclusively for ASU’s West campus and painted with the help of our students. Come pick up a brush during the day and help create this unique work.

Closing Reception: Fiesta del Oeste: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 3, Delph Courtyard. The Fiesta features food for purchase, entertainment by flamenco and mariachi performers, and a chance to see the completed Calle 16 mural.

For more information, call (602) 543-5300 or email

(602) 543-5209
Public Affairs at the West campus