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Hispanic Heritage Month

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. 

student spotlights

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Office of Multicultural Affairs will be featuring outstanding students and student organizations within the Latinx community here at USF! We recognize that there is not just one face that represents the Latinx identity and are looking to celebrate the rich diversity across USF by highlighting student leadership, scholarship, and involvement. Nominate yourself, a peer, or a student organization by clicking here.

campus-wide calendar of events

We will be accepting event submissions from USF student organizations, departments, and committees throughout the month. Click here to submit a request for your event to be added!


Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff

September 15th | 12pm – 1pm | Microsoft Teams

Join the Hispanic Heritage Month Student Planning Committee, supported by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, as we virtually kick off the celebraciones (celebrations) with a country roll call, trivia games, and more information on the events and initiatives that will be happening throughout the month. Make sure to come dressed to represent or have your flags ready for the interactive roll call! ⁠

Click here to join the live event!

Hosted by: Office of Multicultural Affairs


Life Through the Hispanic Lens

September 15th | 5pm - 6pm | Microsoft Teams

This event will consist of a panel of Latinx speakers. The speakers will be speaking about their life after high school, COVID-19, and their struggles encountered as they achieve their goals.

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Hosted by: First Generation Latinx 


 HAPpy To Be Hispanic: Poetry Slam

September 15th | 7pm - 8pm | Microsoft Teams

Come show your Hispanic Pride in a poetic way! Share your appreciation for Hispanic culture in a short poem (maximum 5 minutes) with your peers! Promotional items from the WELL will be given to the first 20 people to sign up! Join us on September 15th from 7-8 PM with your coffee/tea/snacks, can't wait to see you there!

Click here to register!

Click here to join the live event!

Hosted by: USF College of Pharmacy 


Independence Day Zoom Party

September 16th | 7pm - 8pm | Zoom

The Central American Student Alliance will be hosting a mixer and game night to celebrate our Independence Day!

Live event link will be posted here!

Hosted by: Central American Student Alliance


 Exhibicion Cultural - Cultural Exhibition

September 22nd | 12pm - 1pm | Microsoft Teams

The USF Health Exhibicion Cultural will take place on September 22nd at 12:00PM as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Artists from the Tampa Coalition of Hispanic Artists will join for the first 30 minutes and share their cultural works of art and the stories behind them. Then, attendees will be invited to share their own artwork, cultural artifacts, and stories of their heritage as a part of our live cultural exhibition. Please complete the brief form below to register for the event. Note, this program will take place via Microsoft Teams and a calendar invitation will be sent to those who register. Registration will close on September 22nd at 11:45AM.

Click here to register for the event!

Hosted by: USF Health – Shared Student Services, College of Nursing, and Hispanic Association of Pharmacists


Comida Familiar – Family Food & Recipe Exchange

October 1st | 12pm – 1pm | Microsoft Teams

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing a recipe that represents Latinx culture, history, or family traditions. Then, show off your recipe and story at our virtual Comida Familiar (family food) event on October 1st. Add to our virtual cookbook! Submit your recipe, story, and a photo of your creation. Pre-register using the link below by October 1st at 11:30AM. Registrants will be sent a calendar invitation where they can "join" the Teams meeting for the event.

Click here to register for the event!

Hosted by: USF Health – Shared Student Services, College of Nursing, and Hispanic Association of Pharmacists


Salute to Latinas

October 12th | 7pm – 9pm | Zoom

Each year Delta Tau Lambda Sorority, Inc. hosts its staple event, "Salute to Latinas." Our goal is to enhance the audience's appreciation of women's strength and perseverance throughout the past as well as in the present. We honor the accomplishments and strengths of all women and celebrate our history, cultures and diversity with pride. We also recognize outstanding women in the USF and Tampa Bay Communities, as well as awarding our annual Lydia Cruz and Sandra Maria Ramos $500 scholarship to an outstanding and deserving Latina student. We will also have a guest speaker.

Click here to join the live event!

Hosted by: Delta Tau Lambda Sorority, Incorporated


Supporting the Latinx Community: A Dialogue with Representative Susan Valdes

October 13th | 2pm – 3pm | Microsoft Teams

Join the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee for a live conversation with Representative Susan Valdes! As an advocate for education and volunteerism, this dialogue will feature perspectives from Representative Valdes on her experiences as a Latinx woman and the challenges she has faced and continues to face on her journey, as well as insight into how to best support the Latinx community in your area. A brief Q&A will follow her presentation.
Click here to join the live event!

Hosted by: Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee & Office of Multicultural Affairs


 Medical Spanish Expo

October 14th | 12pm – 1pm | Microsoft Teams

An annual event centered on celebrating Hispanic Heritage and awareness of healthcare issues faced by the Latinx community. Participants will have an increased awareness of language access strategies to improve patient/provider communications.

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Hosted by: College of Nursing Diversity Committee, The WELL, Morsani College of Medicine, Gulfcoast South AHEC Inc, WestFL National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), and the Hispanic Association of Pharmacists 


Las Vidas Negras Importan

October 14th | 6pm – 7pm | Microsoft Teams

Join the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee and various student organizations for a round table conversation focusing on the lived experiences of Afro-Latinos in the USF community. This dialogue will aim to provide a space of community for these individuals and will bring attention to the racsim and colorism within the Latinx community. 

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Hosted by: Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee & Office of Multicultural Affairs


 Game Night with UndocUnited & MASA! 

October 14th | 7pm – 8:30pm | Microsoft Teams

Join the Mexican American Student Association (MASA) and UndocUnited for several rounds of jeopardy about topics regarding important figures of immigration, while also learning about the Mexican culture.

Click here to join the live event!

Hosted by: UndocUnited & the Mexican American Student Association


 USF Hispanic Heritage Celebrations Awards 2020

October 15th | 3pm – 4pm | YouTube Premiere

Join the University of South Florida Status of Latinos (SoL) Presidential Advisory Committee for the 2020 Virtual Hispanic Heritage Awards Celebration! With remarks from President Steven Currall and Keynote Speaker Adriana Colina, join in as they recognize scholarship recipients, outstanding members of the USF Latinx community, and announce the winner of the 2020 Hispanic Heritage Poster Contest. Tune in for your chance to win a gift card from some of the generous partners!

 

Click here to tune in to the premiere!

Hosted by: Status of Latinos (SoL) Presidentail Advisory Committee


 QTPOC & Coffee

October 15th | 4pm – 5pm | Microsoft Teams

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.

Click here to register!

Hosted by: Office of Multicultural Affairs


 Building the Bridge: Latinx and LGBTQ+ Intersectionality Roundtable

October 15th | 7pm – 8:30pm | Microsoft Teams

This event will be a roundtable featuring a panel discussion made up of representatives from USF Latinx and LGBTQ+ organizations. The concept of intersectionality and what it means to be both LGBTQ+ and Latinx will be explored, allowing both members of each community and allies to learn how to better advocate for those communities.

Click here to join the live event!

Hosted by: National Residence Hall Honorary


 

 

Want to know more about Hispanic Heritage Month? Contact our Graduate Assistant, Joyner Atiles-Lopez at jatileslopez@usf.edu. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Sponsors! 

Hispanic Heritage Month GOLD Sponsor
Alumni Association Gold Sponsor for Hispanic Heritage Month


Interested in becoming a sponsor for Hispanic Heritage Month 2020? Please contact Joyner Atiles-Lopez for more information.

   

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