Latinx Heritage Month, celebrated annually from September 15-October 15, is highlighted at Carolina through a variety of departmental and student-sponsored events. These include artist meet and greets, dinners, open houses, receptions, and more. The printable PDF below provides an at-a-glance view of events. In addition, detailed information on each of the events follows. Please continue to check this page for updates, as events will be added throughout the month. Please note: Due to inclement weather, some events that were originally planned for the kick-off have been rescheduled.
Last updated: September 20
Thursday, September 20
Top of Lenoir Dinner
Time: 4:30-8 p.m.
Location: Lenoir Dining Hall
This annual event provides the campus community with the opportunity to taste from a variety of Latinx foods. Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring their families and share a meal with UNC students.
Friday, September 21
Paletas in the Pit
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: The Pit
Come out and purchase delicious paletas to help raise funds for those suffering damages left by Hurricane Florence. $3 for one; $5 for 2. Supplied by La Delicioso.
Saturday, September 22
Time: 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Location: Country Fried Duck (157 E. Rosemary Street)
Mi Pueblo presents this special evening. $5 cover fee.
Tuesday, September 25
Latina/o Studies Program Open House
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Greenlaw Hall 223 (Donovan Lounge)
Learn about the UNC Latina/o Studies Minor Program (LSP)! After eating some delicious food, catered by So Good Pupusas, you will hear about the Latina/o Studies undergraduate minor (code LTNO), events, and programming that LSP offers. Come meet and mingle with students and professors. Students already minoring in Latina/o Studies are also welcome.
Friday, September 28
Scholars Colloquium: Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Hanes Art Center Auditorium, Room 121
Joining graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriquez in conversation will be Roxana Perez-Mendez, Department of Art and History; Javier Arce-Nazario, Geography Department; and Geovani Ramirez, graduate student in English and Comparative Literature.
Artist Reception and Book Signing: Edgardo Miranda-Rodriquez
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Alcott Gallery, Hanes Art Center
A book signing by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez and Latina/o Comic Pop-up with University Libraries will take place. The artist’s work will be on display at the John and June Allcott Gallery through September 21.
Wednesday, October 3
Shades of Latinx
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Student Union
Discussion will focus on the history of race in general: how did Latin America come to be so varied? A guest speaker will address history and contributions of Black, White, and Asian Latinx people. Hosted by LPC and co-hosted by ALX and SUIE.
Saturday, October 6
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Location: Bell Tower Amphitheater
Join us for music, entertainment, great food and fun at this annual cultural event. Hosted by Mi Pueblo.
Monday, October 8
Workshop & Conversation: Towards Equity and Success for Latinx Students
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Location: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Room
Speaker Cristóbal Rodríguez, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Studies, School of Education, Howard University and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and others will address critical issues impacting Latinx students and facilitate campus-wide dialogue to support and advance strategies for Latinx student success.
Wednesday, October 10
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Bingham 113
Test your pop culture, historical, and political Latinx knowledge during this fun game night. Co-hosted by SUIE, LUL, and OPB
Saturday, October 13
20 Under 20 Community Engagement Reception
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Friday Center
20 Under 20, an initiative by NCSli, is designed to celebrate Latinx youth across North Carolina. The initiative aims to launch Latinx youth who have been nominated based on their leadership qualities, advocacy for their communities, and displayed commitment to their academics, into center stage. This competition supports their hard work and dedication to their vocation.
Monday, October 15
LHM Wrap-up Event
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: The Pit
This final event of LHM will focus on awareness and embracing of your Latinx roots.