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UToledo Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month With Events Through Oct. 15

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through mid-October, The University of Toledo Office of Multicultural Student Success and the Global Latinx Student Union are celebrating Hispanic culture and heritage with several events including a watch party to honor the student organization’s 50th anniversary during the University’s annual Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 1.

Scheduled at 9:30 a.m. in front of University Hall on Bancroft Street, the Global Latinx Student Union’s watch party also will honor UToledo’s sesquicentennial.

“There are some great events lined up to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Aleiah Jones, associate director of the Office of Multicultural Student Success. “We are especially excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Latinx student organization now known as the Global Latinx Student Union. It will be a lot of fun to welcome alumni and students to campus during Homecoming to watch the parade with us. The library has also included a display of artifacts from the organization throughout the years.”

Campus events and activities planned for Hispanic Heritage Month include:

  • Thursday, Sept. 15 —¡Bienvenidos! at 4 p.m. in Thompson Student Union Room 2582 to kick off the month.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20 — Loteria Night, featuring the bingo-like game loteria (Spanish for “lottery”) that uses images and a deck of cards instead of numbered balls, at 7 p.m. in Thompson Student Union Room 2500.
  • Thursday, Sept. 29 — 30th Richard M. Summers Memorial Lecture at 6 p.m. in the McQuade Law Auditorium, featuring Dr. Lorgia García Peña, professor of Latinx Studies at Tufts University, the co-founder of Freedom University Georgia and the author of three books: “Translating Blackness,” “Community as Rebellion” and “The Borders of Dominicanidad.”
  • Thursday, Oct. 6 — Smashing Machismo event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Thompson Student Union Room 2500; will include making piñatas and learning about sexism within Latinx cultures and how we can “smash” them.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 —NAMI Greater Toledo 7th Annual Latino Leadership Forum from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center, 1222 Broadway Street in Toledo. The theme is “Recovering in the Messiness of Life in the Latino Community and How to Navigate the Mental Health System.” Register for the forum through the event’s webpage.
  • Thursday, Oct. 13 — 33rd annual Diamante Awards at 6 p.m. at Bowling Green State University’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union Lenhart Grand Ballroom. Visit the event’s webpageto purchase tickets.

Also in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Latin American Studies has a free online library of documentaries and films available through kanopy, and the Office of Multicultural Student Success has links to virtual national exhibitions, events and tours. Carlson Library encourages students to check out books by Latinx authors and explore a different perspective.

For more information on Hispanic Heritage Month’s campus activities, visit the celebration’s Invonet website.

And for more resources on Hispanic Heritage Month, visit the Office of Multicultural Student Success website devoted to History and Heritage Months.

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