National Hispanic Heritage Month
? Probably not. And, adopting the system that makes fiscal years
so easy to comprehend for the general public, Hispanic Heritage Month actually runs from mid-September to mid-October.
So, the San Francisco Public Library's celebration of Hispanic Heritage month
on Tuesday actually doesn't fall within Hispanic Heritage month. And, somewhat oddly, the youth Latino mural workshop will be held in North Beach — a move akin to siting an Italian heritage festival in the Mission.
The art organization leading the event,
meanwhile, was taken aback when informed that this was, somehow, tied to Hispanic Heritage Month. Or Hispanic anything.
"I don't think there was any mention of it being related to anything like that," says Susan Cervantes, the founding director of Precita Eyes
Unless you consider the mere act of making a mural to, somehow, be evocative of Latino culture, Cervantes didn't have any plans to incorporate "Latino themes" into the Tuesday workshop. "Usually that's determined by the students," she says.
And so, 30-odd students who may or may not be Latino will show up and craft some murals that may or may not be Latino-related involving chalk drawings on Tyvek paper. And that sounds like a blast — though not necessarily relevant to Hispanic Heritage Month.
But, again, that month won't start until mid-month. So everything is simpatico
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