Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

By Life@TheU

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

By Life@TheU
University faculty, staff, and students are invited to a host of virtual events to acknowledge, discuss, and celebrate the contributions of Hispanic Americans.

National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated in the United States from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, provides an opportunity for the University of Miami community to recognize the achievements, contributions, and history of Hispanic Americans. This year, activities may look different, as many will be hosted virtually or in small groups, but the sentiments remain the same. With programming for students, faculty, and staff members, we’re sharing events throughout the month that will encourage dialogue, visual learning, and of course, celebrations.

Cultural pop-up, Multicultural Student Affairs
Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 12 p.m.
Join MSA’s Hispanic Heritage Month kick-off to learn about different cultures through visual displays, educational and informative activities, cultural performances, and food. The live event will take place on the Lakeside Patio from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Students, faculty, and staff members who are learning and working remotely can register to attend on Zoom.

Virtual activities for the medical community
Tuesday, Sept. 15, through Tuesday, Oct. 12
The Latino Medical Student Association and the Office of Inclusion and Community Engagement present events tailored to the medical community, including opportunities to learn about challenges faced by Latinx community, to share experiences as underrepresented students in medicine, and to explore the impact of immigration on health. Read the full listing of events and RSVP .

Lowe Connects: “La Noche de Cultura”
Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m.

Join the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum for an exploration of identity, religion, and politics represented in Latin American and Hispanic works of art in the museum's collection. This free online program is open to the University community and has been developed in partnership with the University of Miami Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., and The Alliance of Latin American Students. Learn more and register.

Real Talk: Intersection of Latin America
Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m.

Real Talks is a dialogue series that provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff members to engage in small group discussion on news, trending topics, and issues that impact students and the multicultural community. In collaboration with the University’s Hispanic Heritage Month Committee and the Alliance of Latin American Students, this interactive conversation covers various topics that relate to the intersections of Latin American culture. Register to attend on Zoom.

ArtLab @ the Lowe: 11 Intervisual Cubans
Virtual Tour

ArtLab @ the Lowe is an annual student-curated exhibition that provides University of Miami students with hands-on experience in the curatorial and museum fields. This year’s students produced the online exhibition 11 Intervisual Cubans, which focuses on visual artists and scenic designers in Cuba. View the entirely virtual exhibit.

Do you know of other ways the University community is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month? We’d love to learn more. Send us the details at LifeatTheU@miami.edu.