Each summer, The Stand newspaper sponsors its annual Photo Walk, encouraging community members to explore, meet neighbors and document the South Side in photos. This summer, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, photographers will not come together in person but will…
13th Annual Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Continues
The Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month from Friday, Sept. 14, to Saturday, Oct. 20. The 13th annual program features a variety of events that highlight different aspects of Latino/Hispanic culture including lectures, music performances, festivals, art exhibitions, dance and much more.
The month started with a parade on the Einhorn Family Walk followed immediately by an opening ceremony in Panasci Lounge. Scheduled events continue throughout the month.
A hallmark event of the celebration is Fiesta Latina, which is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center. The annual celebration includes Latino cuisine, live entertainment and a presentation of the Trailblazer and Distinguished Alumni Awards. Tickets are available at the Schine Box Office for $5 (students with valid SUID) and $10 (all others).
LHHM honors Spanish, Latino American and Afro-Latino cultures in the United States. Celebrations beginning around Sept. 15 is fitting, as that date commemorates the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua; Mexico celebrates on Sept. 16 and Chile on Sept. 18. The celebration continues through Oct. 15.
LHHM is one of four celebratory months coordinated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Upcoming heritage months include Native Heritage Month (November 2018), Black History Month (February 2019) and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (April 2019).