Texas Tech University

University Libraries to Host Noche de Cuentos Event for Diversity Week

Kristen Barton

March 21, 2017


The event will feature stories across cultures.


WHAT: Interwoven: Stories Across Cultures, the second annual Noche de Cuentos event, will be a night of storytelling, cross-cultural discussion and performance.

Julie Chang, assistant professor in the Texas Tech University College of Human Sciences, will be one of the speakers at the event. She teaches retail buying, fashion and modern culture classes. Rene Saldana Jr., author and associate professor of language, diversity and literacy studies, will speak also. The third guest was intended to be Eric Strong, community arts activist, storyteller and director of the Lubbock Roots Historical Arts Council, who died on March 11.

To honor Strong, people are invited and encouraged to participate in the celebration of his life and legacy by sharing stories of his impact.

The evening will feature a performance by Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli, which means "warriors of the first flower of the cactus." The group is composed of families committed to sharing the dance, drum and philosophy of the Mexia/Aztec tradition. The group's vision is to create a community of families committed to lifelong learning and practicing the traditions of Mexia-Nahua culture.

WHEN: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday (March 23)

WHERE: Matador Room of the Student Union Building.

CONTACT: Esther DeLeon, assistant librarian, Electronic Resources, University Libraries, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5563 or esther.de-leon@ttu.edu 

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