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From September 15 through October 15, the university will celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Latino/Hispanic communities in the United States.

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Elon University community will enjoy a variety of activities over the next four weeks to celebrate, engage, and learn about Latino/Hispanic culture.

In 1968, former U.S. President Lyndon Johnson established Hispanic Heritage Week to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. and the South. Twenty years later, the week was extended to a full 30-day period beginning September 15 through October 15 each year.

All are encouraged to use this time to learn more about those who have identities different from their own and to explore new ways of thinking, new connections and new cultures.

2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Events in Elon

Launch of Hispanic Heritage Month

Thursday September 15 | Medallion Square | 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Come have fun with us as we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the independence of Mexico and Central American countries.

HHM Anecdotes

Thursday September 15 | Upstairs by the lake | 10:30 p.m. – midnight

Join the Student Union Council for a special Hispanic Heritage Month themed quiz! For more information, contact @elonsub on Instagram.

Layer collection

September 15 to October 5 | Bins located at Kernodle Center, El Centro, CREDE and Francis Center

We will be collecting diapers for the Dream Center, which is an activity center for the Latinx/Hispanic community in Alamance County.

HMM-themed college cafe

Tuesday September 20 | Phi Beta Kappa Commons | 9:40 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Join us for a special college cafe themed around Hispanic Heritage Month and enjoy popular Hispanic breakfast foods.

Perspectivas Series: From Survival to Prosperity

September 21 and 22 | Lakeside 212 | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Join us for a two-day series of presentations on current issues in the Latino-Hispanic community. This year’s theme will focus on health and wellness.

Havana Night

Friday September 23 | tap house | 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Wear your dancing shoes and enjoy Latin music, food, drinks and dancing! Everyone is welcome and admission is free! Bring your Elon ID.

Tarde Latina with Elon’s women’s soccer team

Sunday September 25 | Rudd field | 1 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of fun, music and football as we cheer on the women’s football team playing against Monmouth University. Go Phoenix!

HHM book display

September 26 – October 15 | Belk Library

Stop by the library to check out books written by Latinx/Hispanic authors and/or related to Latinx/Hispanic culture and history.

Latino Open Mic: Déjame ContARTE!

Thursday September 29 | The Oak House | 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Come see various performances by Latino and Hispanic students at our annual open mic night. Performances will range from musical pieces to spoken word.

Café con Leche with friends: painting our identities

Tuesday, October 4 | Carlton 114 | 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

We will be hosting a painting night for those interested in learning more about Latinx/Hispanic students on campus, building relationships, and finding support systems for Elon through the magic of art.

“Loving each other sustainably through intersectional environmentalism” with Isaias Hernandez

Wednesday October 5 | Upstairs by the lake | 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

More than ever, the crises we face are converging on multidimensional issues. Climate, economic, housing, medical and other crises are plundering communities around the world. How to build power in movements based on reciprocity, love and justice? Intersectional environmentalism is an inclusive approach to environmentalism that seeks to simultaneously defend people and the planet. Isaias will share his journey as a young Queer Brown environmentalist with the goal of advancing climate literacy and building lasting love that empowers people to continue building power in movements.

Distribution of diapers at the Dream Center

Thursday October 6 | The Dream Center | 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

If you’re looking for an easy way to try service to Elon this fall, the Kernodle Center offers a program called Get on the Bus. One of our opportunities is with the local City Gate Dream Center, helping with their diaper distribution.

Latinx/Hispanic Identity Panel: who are we?

Tuesday October 11 | Lakeside 214 | 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Join us for an evening to learn more about the complexity and intersectionalities of Latin/Hispanic identities. There will be a panel comprised of students, faculty, and Elon staff who identify as Latinx/Hispanic.

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