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heritage MONTH

UW-Green Bay celebrates Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month alongside the National Hispanic Heritage Month period between September 15 – October 15. During this timeframe, a team of campus departments and students collaborate to offer a variety of programs which celebrate and recognize the history, culture, contributions, and presence of Hispanic/Latinx people in the United States and our community. 
Panadanza dancers sitting in multi-colored skirts with a city skyline in the background.

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month
Schedule of Events

September 15 - October 15, 2022


Week 1

Date & Time Activity Location Co-sponsors
Wednesday, Sept. 14
10 am - 2 pm & 4-6 pm
Study Abroad Fair*
Ever wondered what it would be like to study abroad? Interested and need more information? Attend the Study Abroad Fair to learn about all of your options to study in a different country!
University Union Phoenix Rooms Office of International Education
Thursday, Sept. 15
11 am - 2 pm
Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month at UW-Green Bay
Stop by to learn more about Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, and all of the upcoming events happening on campus! Takeaways will be provided.
University Union, near Common Grounds Coffeehouse Student Engagement Center, Organización Latino Americana, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)
Friday, Sept. 16
8-11 pm
GB Nites*
Take part in a night full of fun at GB Nites! Stop by to play a game of Lotería, challenge your friends in a game of inflatable futból, win prizes, and more!
University Union Student Engagement Center, Organización Latino Americana

Week 2

Date & Time Activity Location Co-Sponsors
Wednesday, Sept. 21
7:30 pm
Latina Leadership Panel
*Pre-registration required*

The Journey After College panel invites establish Latina leaders to share their narratives of established Latina leaders in their profession. Latina leaders will share their leadership journey after college and answer what leadership looks like for themselves and their cultural communities. The panelists will discuss the many identities embedded within the term ‘Latina’ and ‘Leader’ showcasing how Latina leaders must grapple with various cultural identities, challenges and mainstream obstacles while seeking to remain authentic to themselves, their families, and their communities. This panel serves as a source of support for emerging Latina leaders and allies who want to learn how to support Latinas in leadership roles.
Virtual via Microsoft Teams Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)
Thursday, Sept. 22
4:30 pm
What to do with a Spanish major/minor
Listen to a select number of UWGB Spanish program alumni working in different fields and professions share how their Spanish degree helped them attain their professional and personal goals.

An important part towards bilingualism/biculturalism is to become knowledgeable about the rich diversity of cultures that comprise the Spanish-speaking world. Latinx students will share their recent experiences from participating in a study abroad program and explain the academic advantages of participating in these opportunities.
Theatre Hall 316 Organización Latino Americana, Spanish & Latin American Studies, Career Services
Thursday, Sept. 22
7 pm
Fogata Bajo Una Luna
Join us around a fire for a night of storytelling, conchas, and churros!
Firepit at Phoenix Park Organización Latino Americana (OLA)
Saturday, Sept. 24
4 pm
Film Screening: Encanto*
Deep in the Colombian mountains, the Madrigal family possesses an extraordinary secret. Each member of the family is able to perform magic. Yet at the heart of the family is Mirabel, who does not seem to have any unusual abilities. Mirabel struggles to reconcile her place within her family while searching for who she truly is.

Bring your friends to watch this magical movie while enjoying Colombian arepas!
University Union Christie Theatre Student Engagement Center

Week 3

Date & Time Activity Location Co-sponsors
Tuesday, Sept. 27
5:30 pm
My Name Is… Writing Workshop with David Romero
Join us for a workshop with spoken word artist, David Romero. Write about the meaning of your name and what it means to you! You can assert pride in your racial and/or familial identity by writing about your last name or can choose to write about the positive or negative feelings your first name or nickname inspire.
Free writing journals included!
University Union Alumni Room Student Engagement Center, Organización Latino Americana
Tuesday, Sept. 27
7-8 pm
David Romero Performance: Spoken Word Poetry
A special performance with David A. Romero, a Mexican-American spoken word artist from Diamond Bar, CA. Romero’s poetry deals with family, identity, social justice issues, and Latinx culture. Romero’s work has been published in literary magazines in the United States, England, and Canada, and Romero has appeared at over seventy-five colleges and universities in thirty-three different states.
University Union Phoenix Club Student Engagement Center, Organización Latino Americana
Thursday, Sept. 29
2-3:30 pm
¡La Hora del Café!
Stop by anytime to join us for Spanish conversation, coffee and treats! Looking for a time to practice your Spanish? Bring your friends, meet new people, and join us for an informal gathering. Conversation prompts in Spanish & English will be provided!
MAC 202 Winter Garden Student Engagement Center, Spanish & Latin American Studies
Thursday, Sept. 29
5-7 pm
Adelante con UWGB
This opportunity will provide Spanish-Speaking families with admissions information, financial aid, and student life at UW-Green Bay in their home language.
University Union Phoenix Rooms Admissions

Week 4

Date & Time Activity Location Co-Sponsors
Wednesday, Oct. 5
5 pm
Arte y Antojos*
Painting, papel picado, piñatas, and more! Join us for an evening of art projects and appetizers. Various art options will be provided. Bring your friends!
University Union Phoenix Club Student Engagement Center, Organización Latino Americana, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)
Saturday, Oct. 8
5-6:30 pm
Noche Latina
*Pre-registration by 9/24 required*
Join us for our first ever campus Noche Latina as we celebrate and recognize our growing Hispanic/Latinx community! Hear from local community leaders, enjoy dinner, and make new connections. Open to the public. 
University Union Phoenix Rooms & Microsoft Teams Student Engagement Center, Spanish & Latin American Studies, Organización Latino Americana, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)

Week 5

Date & Time Activity Location Co-sponsors
Monday, Oct. 10
11 am - 2 pm
Indigenous Peoples' Day
Stop by to celebrate and recognize the ongoing narratives and contributions of Latinx and Indigenous peoples in our current society. Learn something new, add to the community art project, and more! Intertribal Student Council Frybread sale available.
University Union, near Common Grounds Coffeehouse Student Engagement Center, Education Center for First Nations Studies, Intertribal Student Council
Wednesday, Oct. 12
4:30 pm
Climate Change Challenges In Latin America and the World
Join Dr. Alex Godoy Faúndez and Dr. Diego Rivera as they provide an overview of the most salient climate change impacts on Latin America and, by extension, on the rest of world. The presentation will connect environmental issues with social and economic implications. The presenters will discuss some of the recommendations to implement mitigation strategies to achieve zero emissions by 2050 (Assessment Report 6 IPCC), and address the strategic importance of global negotiations among countries to achieve COPs goals.
University Union 1965 Room Spanish & Latin American Studies, The College of Science, Engineering, & Technology
Thursday, Oct. 13
4-5:30 p.m.
Identity, Belonging, and Racialization of Latinx Youth in Education Settings
Dr. Sophia Rodriguez is an award-winning scholar whose integrated research agenda addresses issues related to racial equity, urban education and policy, and centralizes minoritized youth voices. Her two current longitudinal projects, funded by the Spencer and W.T. Grant Foundations (2018-2022) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), utilize mixed-methods and ethnographic designs to investigate how community-school partnerships, teachers, and school-based mental health professionals promote equity and advocate for undocumented (im)migrant and refugee youth. The IMLS project that focuses on newcomer migrant youth belonging was recently awarded the prestigious Library of Congress Literacy Award.
University Union Phoenix Rooms BC College of Health, Education, & Social Welfare
Cost and Admittance
All events are free and many are open to the public. Events marked with an (*) are open to UW-Green Bay students only.
Accessibility Accommodations
If you have a disability and would like to request accommodations, please contact the Student Engagement Center at 920-465-2720