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Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, and UNC Greensboro is hosting a variety of events each week to celebrate the diverse histories, cultures, and contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx communities.

From music to Café y Conversación to Zumba to poetry, there’s something for everyone!

The campus celebration kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 15 with Fiesta at the Fountain at Moran Commons. Meet Hispanic/Latinx student organizations, enjoy music, and try sweet treats from Latin America. 

Check out the full list of events:

Fiesta at the Fountain 

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Moran Commons

Meet Hispanic/Latinx student organizations, enjoy music, win prizes, and eat sweet treats from Latin America. 

Bienvenidos Todos! 

Saturday, Sept. 18, 1-3 p.m., Elliott University Center Maple Room

Undergraduate Admissions is hosting an event in Spanish for middle and high school students and their families.

Kahoots! Trivia Night 

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m.

Join Alianza, UNCG’s Latinx Faculty and Staff Association for virtual trivia night! Prizes will be given for first, second, and third place.

Café y Conversación

Weekly on Thursdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 14, 9-11 a.m. at Taylor Gardens

Enjoy coffee and sweet treats from different Latin American countries while hearing from special guest speakers.

Poetry reading & conversation with Victor Ortiz

Thursday, Sept. 23, 3:30-4:45 p.m., via Zoom

Being Latina/o/x and Hispanic in Higher Education: Who are we, and how do we navigate common misconceptions about our communities? 

Friday, Sept. 24, 12-1 p.m., via Zoom

This panel explores the diversity present within the Latina/o/x and Hispanic pan-ethnic communities. Precisely, panelists will engage with questions that disrupt common notions of the Latina/o/x and Hispanic communities as one monolithic ethnic/racial group with defined cultural and social characteristics. The panel will feature students from UNCG and surrounding higher education institutions in the Triad. The perspectives shared by panelists and their engagement with the audience will contribute to conversations that seek to illuminate common misconceptions and misrepresentations of Latina/o/x and Hispanic students in higher education. 

Career and Professional Development with Labcorp

Monday, Sept. 27, 4-5:30 p.m., virtual via Labcorp’s webex platform

Nuestras Raices: Spanish Language Heritage Speakers Program 

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 3:30-5 p.m., via Zoom.

Latinx in Politics with UNCG Alumna Arianna Alvarez and Ricky Hurtado 

Friday, Oct. 1, 1-3 p.m., location TBD

Latin American/Latina Women for Justice and Equality 

Thursday, Oct. 7, 4-5 p.m., via Zoom

Cafecito con LatinxED: Hablando Advanced Degrees & Teaching 

Friday, Oct. 8, 1:15-2 p.m., via LatinxEd’s Facebook Live

ALPFA Presents: Dr. Gabriela Stein 

Thursday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., via Zoom

Zumba with Chocolate y Pan

Friday, Oct. 15, 12-1 p.m., Foust Park

Hosted by Alianza, UNCG’s Latinx Faculty and Staff Association and Undergraduate Admissions

For more information and links to virtual events, visit intercultural.uncg.edu/hispanic-heritage-month.

Photography by Jiyoung Park, University Communications

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