The XXXIII Anniversary of the Day of the Spanish Language
THE MEXICO INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 33 YEARS OF THE DAY OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE WITH MEXICAN SCHOLAR, GREGORIO LUKE, WHO WILL LECTURE ON THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF MIGUEL DE CERVANTES AND HIS FAMOUS BOOK DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA
Friday, April 21, 2017
Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak Street
Lecture is free to the public and presented in English
On Friday, April 21 at 6 pm, at The Latino Cultural Center, The Mexico Institute will present Mexican Scholar Gregorio Luke, will speak about Miguel de Cervantes, who wrote the famous book “Don Quijote de la Mancha.”
Last year marked the 400th anniversary of Cervante’s death and the Spanish speaking world has been commemorating his legacy through cultural and literary events. His masterpiece, Don Quijote de la Mancha has been read by most in the Spanish-speaking world, its philosophical message is universal playing with fantasy and reality and the rich use of the language has remained in every day expressions for hundreds of years.
In 1984, a group of friends in the Spanish-speaking community decided to do something to improve and preserve the correct use of the Spanish language through writing contests and by presenting programs with writers, poets, films and other ways to expose our audience to the beauty of the Spanish language. The Mayor of Dallas at that time, Stark Taylor, issued an official proclamation and The Mexico Institute has continued celebrating it.
Gregorio Luke has participated twice before and our audiences love his lectures. Last year he was the recipient of the Medici Award in Florence, Italy, for his wonderful talent in lecturing.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve for groups of students, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Clara Hinojosa at (214)762-5272.