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Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each September 15 - October 15 in the United States of America to recognize the contributions made by people of Hispanic descent and to celebrate Hispanic culture. Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 because it is the anniversary of five (5) Latin American countries? Independence Day: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico, Chile, and Belize celebrate their independence days. Activities include an opening reception, lectures, panel discussion, and movies.


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Featured Events

Full Calendar (PDF)


Date/Time Event/Location
Friday, September 15

7:15 p.m.

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Location: Baker Center, MCC Room 219

Sponsors: Latin American Studies, MCC, BSCPB, Latino Student Union, Alpha Psi Lambda, & Latino Caucus


Friday, September 15


6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Baker Center, MCC Room 219

Sponsors: Alpha Psi Lambda, Latino Student Union, & MCC

Tuesday, September 28


6:00 p.m.

Afro-Latino Appreciation Event

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Bentley Hall, Room 306

Sponsors: Latino Student Union, ASAUC

Wednesday, September 29


6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Location: TBD

Sponsor: Latin American Studies

Wednesday, September 29


7:30 p.m.


Café y Chisme

Discussing hot topics in the Latinx community

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Location: Baker Center, MCC Room 219

Sponsors: Latino Student Union, Sigma Delta Pi

Friday, October 5


7:00 p.m.

In The Heights Movie Screening

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Location: Living Learning Center, South Green

Sponsor: TBD

Monday, October 11



Indigenous Peoples Day & Panel

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Location: TBD

Sponsor: Sigma Delta Pi, Alpha Psi Lambda

Wednesday, October 13


6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Movie Night

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Location: Schoonover Hall, Room 111

Sponsor: Latin American Studies

Thursday, October 14


7:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Rosebud Ben-Oni

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Location: via Zoom - Registration Information TBA

Sponsors: The Speakeasy Project, MCC


Friday, October 15


4:00 p.m.

Volleyball & BBQ

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Location: South Green

Sponsor: Alpha Psi Lambda



11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Various Tabling Events

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Location: Outside Top of Baker

Sponsor: Alpha Psi Lambda


For more information about the 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month events, contact Dr. Winsome Chunnu at chunnu@ohio.edu.