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Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off this week, over a dozen events scheduled


Hispanic Heritage Month will make its full return this year to celebrate the culture, leadership, and resilience of Hispanic communities around the globe. 

The Office of Multicultural Academic Student Services has worked to schedule over a dozen events in collaboration with various registered student organizations. Festivities at Central Michigan University will take place from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. 

Events will kick off tomorrow with a Food Tasting organized by the Empowered Latino Union. The tasting will go from 5-7 p.m. at Wesley Church.

Here is a list of the rest of the events scheduled for this month:

Poetry Reading Competition
with Empowered Latino Union & Spanish Club

When: 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16 

Where: Pearce 327

East LA Walkouts Presentation
with Sigma Lambda Beta

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 

Where: Bovee UC Auditorium 302

Labeling Identity: The Latin American/Latinx World Dr. Michele Davila
with Spanish Club & Empowered Latino Union

When: 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 

Where: Pearce 327

Talavera Painting Activity
with Multicultural Greek Council

When: 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24

Where: Bovee UC 108

(Only 20 spaces available)

Ballet Folklorico
with Ballet Folklorico de la Luz

When: 5-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27 

Where: Powers Ballroom

Sexual Assault Prevention & Latinx
with Sigma Lambda Beta & SAPA

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 

Where: Pearce 127

Latines in the Workforce
with Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

When: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 

Where: Engineering & Technology 224

Clothing Donation Drive
with Sigma Lambda Beta

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 - 17

Where: Bovee UC 108

Guest Speaker: Edwin Hernandez
with DREAM Central

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 

Where: Bovee UC 108

Soup & Substance; Speaker: Alex Gradilla
with Office of Diversity Education

When: Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 

Where: Bovee UC Rotunda 221

Loteria/Mexican Bingo
with Officer Laura Martinez

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 

Where: Bovee UC 108

Film: Los Graduados/The Graduates
with Dr. Mendoza-Farias & Sigma Delta Pi

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 

Where: Bovee UC Auditorium 302

LGBTQ+ Stories
with Sigma Lambda Beta & Spectrum

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 

Where: Bovee UC Auditorium 302

Salsa Night
with Dance Instructor, Music, Beverages, and Fun!

When: 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 

Where: Student Activity Center, MAC Gym

Career Awareness Information Session
with CMU Latino Alumni

When: 2-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 

Where: Bovee UC 108