Temple University Latino Heritage Month Celebration Schedule

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Performance of nationally renowned play, Platanos and Collard Greens, will take place at Temple University on Thursday, October 22 at 7pm in Anderson Hall Room 17.

From the Platanos and Collard Greens’ website:

Platanos and Collard Greens, written by David Lamb and directed by Summer Hill Seven, tells the story of two college students, Freeman, an African-American man and Angelita, a Latino woman, both forced to confront and overcome cultural and racial prejudices while defending their bond from the biases held by family and friends.

Platanos is a thought-provoking romantic comedy that tactfully addresses stereotypes, prejudices and urban myths that exist between African Americans and Latinos, within the context of Hip-Hop, humor, and satire. The play impels the audience to evaluate pervasive stereotypes. Platanos humorously displays these common, yet outrageous, viewpoints while deftly shooting them down and poetically exposing them as misrepresentations of reality. The audience while laughing out loud, is likely to question conventional attitudes held about themselves and others.

Free for Temple University students, faculty and staff. Tickets can be picked up from the Office of Multicultural Affairs in the lower level of Mitten Hall. For information call 215-204-5509. The play is being held at Temple in conjunction with Pennsylvania Statewide Latino Coalition 14th Annual Conference. For more information on the PSLC conference go to http://www.pslconline.org/conference/2009/.

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