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Hispanic Heritage Month

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Old Dominion University Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month From September 15 - October 15, the University celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Past heritage month celebrations have included guest speakers such as renowned poet Shaggy Flores and Dr. Ines Bustillo, Director of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Other programs have included Café Con Leche, Global Café: Argentina/Puerto Rico/ La Gran Colombia, Women's Issues Panel, a lecture regarding the latinization of America and comprehensive immigration reform, and a Health Fair. The University pays special tribute to the accomplishments, history, and culture of people of Latino/Hispanic descent. Programs and activities focus on the contributions of the Hispanic Culture and its impact on our society.

Hispanic Heritage Month Calendar of Events 2019

September 14

4 p.m.-6 p.m.

North Café, Webb Center


Join the Office of Intercultural Relations for an early evening celebration to meet and connect with incoming and current students, families, faculty, administrators, staff, students and student leaders. Refreshments provided. RSVP at http://bit.ly/ODUAdelante2019

Sponsors: Latin Student Association, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Hispanic Latino Employee Association, Sigma Lambda Upsilon, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Monarchs Here to Stay.

September 17

Bilingual Bingo

12:30 p.m.- 1:30 .p.m

River Rooms, Webb Center

Join us as we learn Spanish through Bilingual Bingo!

Sponsors: Monarchs Here to Stay & Latino Student Alliance

September 23

6 p.m.

DCOE Multipurpose Room

From Latina/o to Latinx: The Evolution of Latinx Identity

The term "Latinx" has emerged as the preferred label in academia for the emerging majority in our country. Why is this and where does it come from? Dr. Perez will provide historical context for the emergence of this term and share his thoughts about how it will continue to shape and influence our practice and community.

Sponsors: College of Arts & Letters, Higher Education Program, Institute for Humanities, College of Education, Office of Intercultural Relations.

September 25

6 p.m.-7:30pm

North Café, Webb Center

Latin Dance Night

Learn how to salsa, mambo, and merengue.

Sponsors: Hispanic Latino Employee Association, Latino Student Alliance, Lambda Upsilon Lambda.

October 3

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

DCOE Multipurpose Room

Brick by Brick

Panel discussion on immigration and political climate.

Sponsors: Hispanic Latino Employee Association, Latino Student Alliance, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Monarchs Here to Stay

October 7

6 p.m.

DCOE Multipurpose Room

Congressman Scott Address: The Latinx Community

Inform the university of recent legislative priorities regarding the Latinx community. Q & A to follow.

Sponsors: Latino Student Alliance, The Institute for the Humanities, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, and Office Intercultural Relations

October 17

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

North Mall, Webb Center

Aventura Cultural

Celebration of Latinx culture and display of various Spanish speaking countries represented on ODU's campus.

Sponsors: Hispanic Latino Employee Association, Latino Student Alliance, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

October 28

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

North Café, Webb Center

Café Con Leche

Café Con Leche is an event where everyone can come together for delicious Latin food, music and performances from students/alumni from ODU.

Sponsor: Latino Student Alliance