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CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
E-mail: melvin-shaw@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

National Hispanic Heritage month to be celebrated at the UI

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Three University of Iowa departments will co-sponsor the Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico, a Hispanic ballet group that will perform at a celebration of Hispanic heritage from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 in the Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union.

The troupe will "give a tour of Mexico" through traditional music, dance and costumes. The event is free and is open to the public.

Opportunity at Iowa, the Council for the Status of Latinos and the Women's Resource and Action Center are sponsors of this event.

For more information, contact (319) 335-0591.

9/17/98