Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15th through October 15th by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx communities whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, as well as Central and South America.
The mission of Hispanic Heritage Month is to provide students with the opportunity to experience and become immersed within the Hispanic and Latinx culture through various points of reference that will enhance their education, social, and ability to become mature global citizens.
Latinx is an inclusive term to encompass all genders represented in the Latin community in addition to individuals who identify as Latina/Latino.
2021 Event Calendar
USF HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION AWARDS 2021
USF Status of Latinos (SoL) Committee
October 14 | 3:00pm | YouTube Premiere, MulticulturalUSF: https://youtu.be/LV-3Sb8xv5A
Each year, the USF Status of Latinos (SoL) Committee recognizes USF students, faculty, staff and community leaders who are contributing to the Latino community through academic research and/or community service. The SoL Scholarship recipients and the Hispanic Heritage Poster winner will also be recognized.
CENSA- Central American Student Alliance
October 14 | 5-6pm | MSC 3707 |Tampa campus
UNIVERSITY LECTURE SERIES (ULS) HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH SPEAKER
Center for Student Involvement (CSI)
October 14 | 8:00-9:00pm | MSC Ballrooms
Julissa Caldreron, Activist & Actor in the Netflix hit series 'Gentefied'
Reserve a student ticket at tinyurl.com/ULSJulissa, doors open at 7:30pm
MEDICAL SPANISH EXPO
College of Nursing, Shared Student Services The WELL, Hispanic Pharmacists Association, National Association of Hispanic Nurses and Gulfcoast South AHEC Inc
October 15 | 12-1pm | Microsoft Teams: bit.ly/medspanishexpo
An annual event centered on celebrating Hispanic Heritage and awareness of healthcare issues faced by the Hispanic/Latinx community. Participants will have an increased awareness of organizations focused on supporting the voice of the Hispanic/Latinx Community and language access strategies to improve patient/provider communications.
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH KICKOFF
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) on the Tampa campus and Bull Market
September 15 | 9am–2pm | Bull Market at the MSC Plaza | Tampa campus
Celebrate Latinx/Hispanic Heritage at Bull Market with music, cultural tabling and win some swag!
Wednesdays in the O: HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH KICKOFF
September 15 | 12–1pm | SLC 1400 or Microsoft Teams | St. Petersburg campus
Our Voices, Our Cultures: Hispanic Heritage Month Student Panel
September 15 | 12-1 pm | Microsoft Teams bit.ly/hhmpanel | USF Health
THE SECRET LIFE OF THE CUBAN SANDWICH: (The Cuban Sandwich: A History In Layers)
September 15 | 6:30-8:00pm | Virtual | RSVP via BullsConnect
YOU ARE INVITED! Come celebrate Latinx Heritage with the USF Libraries, Yelp Tampa Bay, and Lunchpool! This virtual event will be a live discussion led by USF Libraries' Andy Huse, author of the upcoming book, "The Cuban Sandwich, A History in Layers" (cubansandwichbook.com). He will be joined by his co-authors Dr. Bárbara Cruz (professor at USF) and Jeff Houck. The event is free to join and open to everyone. Event participants have the chance to win a FREE copy of his book, "From Saloons to Steakhouses: A History of Tampa." Join us to learn the secrets behind the Cuban sandwich and its history and impact on Tampa Bay.
HOW TO JOIN: RSVP on Yelp. You will receive an event link with information on how to login. And if you're a member of Yelp Elite Squad, you'll get a FREE Cuban sandwich and VIP swag bag from our VIP sponsors La Segunda and iHeartMedia.
TOUCH OF MEXICO
MASA - Mexican American Student Association
September 15 | 7-10:30pm | MSC Ballroom | Tampa campus
Join us for a celebration of Mexico's Independence Day! There will be free food, performances, dancers, a contest, dancing, and more!
MOVIES ON THE LAWN: IN THE HEIGHTS
The Center for Student Involvement (CSI)
September 15 | 8:30pm | MSC Bookstore Lawn
Celebrate the start of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month on September 15 with a screening of the musical film, In the Heights. Check-in will start at 8:30 PM, and the movie will begin at 9:00 PM on the MSC Bookstore lawn!
QTPOC & COFFEE
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) on the Tampa campus
September 16 | 5–6pm | MSC 3300 | Tampa campusCome have coffee and snacks while chatting with peers about various topics that surround Latinx and queer topics.
QTPOC & Coffee is a series hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs that seeks to address intersectionality through casual dialogue, particularly the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. QTPOC stands for Queer or Trans People of Color.
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH SOCIAL
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
September 16 | 5:30-7:00pm | Check BullsConnect for location | Tampa campus
Hola Familia! Join us for our second GBM of the semester! We will be talking about more events and opportunities and having a guest speaker to talk about their experience in Engineering! Hope to see you all there!
SPANISH SPELLING BEE
LASA- Latin American Student Association
September 21 | 5-7pm | MSC Amphitheater | Tampa campus
Come and test out your Spanish spelling skills!
HAPPY TO BE HISPANIC POETRY SLAM
Hispanic Association of Pharmacists
September 21 | 5:30pm | USF WELL Courtyard | Tampa campus
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join the Hispanic Association of Pharmacists and The Well at our HAPpy to be Hispanic Poetry Slam! Recite poetry in either Spanish or English to show your appreciation of Hispanic Culture and what it means to you. You can choose to come up with your own poem or recite one from your favorite poet. The event will take place on September 21st at 5:30pm at the USF WELL courtyard. Prepackaged snacks will be provided. The WELL will be providing promotional items to students who participate in the poetry slam. We hope to see you there.
DASA- Dominican American Student Association
September 21 | 7-9pm | MSC 2708 | Tampa campus
Come and test out your Domino playing skills!
LASA x DASA x LUL
September 23 | 7:30-9:30pm | MSC 3709 | Tampa campus
Show off your bachata dance skills!
Constant Storm: Art from Puerto Rico and the Diaspora
Contemporary Art Museum at USF Tampa
September 24 - December 4 | In person and online | Tampa campus
Find more information here.
INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY
CENSA x LASA
September 28 | 6:00-8:00pm | MSC Ballrooms
Come and celebrate!
PINTURA GUIADA: Guiding Painting with the Coalition of Hispanic Artists
USF Health The WELL
September 28 | 4-5:15pm & 5:30-6:30pm |USF Health The WELL, MDA 1122 | Tampa campus
September 29 | 5:15-6:30pm |USF Health The WELL, MDA 1122 | Tampa campus
September 30 | 5:30-6:45pm | Microsoft Teams
Paula Togashi from the Coalition of Hispanic Artists (CHA) will lead three in person, plus one virtual, guided painting sessions for the USF Health community. There are 10 spots at each in person session; face coverings are expected. There are 100 spots available in the virtual session.
Sign up at bit.ly/hhmpaint
HISPANIC HERITAGE PATIO TUESDAY
Center for Student Involvement (CSI)
October 5 |2:00-4:00pm | MSC Amphitheater |Tampa campus
This themed event provides free food, music, activities, novelties, and a student organization showcase where organizations can table, recruit, and hand out information.
WE ARE NOT INVISIBLE- Mapping Ethnic & Racial Experiences of Latinos/as/xs and Latin
American in Higher Education
ISLAC Research Team & Office of Multicultural Affairs
October 12 | 5:00-6:30pm | Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/93473928004?pwd=di96K1lyZENTeVNWcG9pcWICU2pxdz09
Panelists: Neudy Carolina Nuñez, Assistant Dean & Director of OMA and Dr. Daniel Cruz-Ramirez de Arellano, Department of Chemistry, USF
ALIANZA LATINA FACULTY & STAFF ASSOCIATION FIRST GENERAL BODY MEETING
Alianza Latina Faculty & Staff Association
October 13 | 12:00-1:00pm | Microsoft Teams- tinyurl.com/ALFSAgbm
Come join us for the first Latinx/a/o, Latin American, or Hispanic idenitified Faculty & Staff Association meeting to learn about this unified organization and join!
LASA- Latin American Student Association
October 13 | 5-6:45pm | MSC 3707 | Tampa campus
Come and play a game of chance and see what you win!
Want to know more about Hispanic Heritage Month? Contact our Assistant Director, Johanna Heule at email@example.com