Sept. 21, 2022
Latine Heritage Month will feature an assortment of events on campus and in the community
Kickoff celebration Sept. 22 is followed by a range of activities and opportunities through Oct. 15.
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In recognition of Latine Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University has assembled a lineup of events, some of which it is hosting, that will be held in the coming weeks.
OMSA will host a kickoff celebration of the month on Sept. 22 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the OMSA Office in Suite 215 of the University Student Commons. The event will feature light refreshments, music and community.
Other events related to Latine Heritage Month include:
- ¡Muevete!: Latin Dance Nights will be held every Thursday through Oct. 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Monroe Park. Each night will feature different Latinx-inspired dances.
- Activities Programming Board Bingo Night in collaboration with the Latin Student Association on Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Commons Ballroom.
- Well-Being Workshop: Understanding Latin Culture on Sept. 26 at noon in Snead Hall, Room B3187.
- Diversity Career and Internship Fair on Sept. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Richmond Salons and Commonwealth Ballroom of the University Student Commons.
- Cultural Conversations with La Salle University, Oaxaca, Mexico on Oct. 3 and 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. on Zoom. Cultural Conversations engages VCU students with peers from international partner institutions in weekly guided gatherings via Zoom.
- Ella on Oct. 4 from noon to 1 p.m., both in SGA Senate Chambers, University Student Commons, and on Zoom. Hear from a Queer + Latina couple about their journey of self-discovery, acceptance and pride.\
- Latine Voices of Recovery — Rams in Recovery Speaker Series on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., both in Academic Learning Commons Room 1201 and on Zoom.
- Afro-Colombian Representation in the film "Encanto," at noon on Sept. 30 on Zoom.
- Latin Flatwater Paddling on Oct. 5. This event is in conjunction with OMSA and is offered specifically for Latinx-identifying students and RecWell members, and it will be led by Latinx-identifying Outdoor Adventure Program staff.
- Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Lecture Series: Guest lecturer William Calvo-Quiros of the University of Michigan will speak on the topic of “Saints Among Us: Migrating Devotions Among Latinx” on Zoom at 4 p.m on Oct 5.
- Being My Own Boss: The Queer Latine Edition on Oct. 6 in the OMSA office at 5 p.m. Will feature conversation and musical performances with Reina Violeta, aka MusiqReiV, and Alex Dimas.
- Connect Through Traditional Music from Mexico on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. on Zoom. The Global Education Office will hold a special Cultural Conversations to learn about traditional Mexican music and culture through a choir performance combined with visuals and dance. The event will include a post-concert discussion.
- ¡Virginia Fiesta! Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia. The celebration will include honoring people who have contributed to the advancement of Latino/Hispanic communities in Virginia.
For more information, visit https://linktr.ee/vcuomsa.
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