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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at VCU

August 31, 2017

Celebrated from September 15 – October 15 nationally, Hispanic Heritage Month honors the histories, cultures and contributions of the Latinx people in the United States. Hispanic and Latinx Americans make up the second-largest ethnic group in the country, accounting for 52 million people or nearly 17% of the national population.
 
This year’s month-long celebration at VCU includes events focusing on diverse topics as career preparation, religion, education, pop culture and entertainment, athletics, disability and more.
 
Friday, September 15, 1 – 3 p.m., University Student Commons, Room 215 
Latinx Kick Off, Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
 
Monday, September 18, 4 – 7:30 p.m., Commonwealth Ballroom B
The 2017 Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Catholic Studies Symposium: “Building Bridges, Not Walls: The Church in Latin America and Among Latin American Immigrants,” Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Sciences
 
Monday, September 18, 7 - 8 p.m., West Grace North 1030J
Hispanic Heritage Month Returned Peace Corps Panel, Sponsored by VCU Globe
 
Tuesday, September 19, 2 – 4 p.m., University Student Commons Theater
Afro-Latinx Culture in Music, Theater and Performance, Sponsored by the Division for Inclusive Excellence
 
Tuesday, September 19, 7 – 9 p.m., Virginia Rooms C and D
Afro Latinidad, Sponsored by Political Latinxs United for Movement and Action in Society (PLUMAS at VCU)
 
Wednesday, September 20, 6 – 8 p.m., OMSA, Commons Room 215
Latinx Career Panel, Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
 
Thursday, September 21, 12 – 1 p.m., OMSA, Commons Room 215
Afro Latinx Presentation, Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
 
Monday, September 25, 12 – 2 p.m., Franklin Terrace, Room 300
“Let your voice be heard,” Sponsored by the Art Education Department
 
Wednesday, September 27, 12:30 – 2 p.m., University Student Commons Theater
Losing Sonia Sotomayor: An American Life After Multiculturalism, Sponsored by the Division of Inclusive Excellence
 
Wednesday, September 27, 7 – 9 p.m., Common Ground
Latinx Poetry and Identity, Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and PLUMAS
 
Tuesday, October 3, 12 – 1 p.m., Commons Plaza
Salsa on The Plaza, Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
 
Tuesday, October 3, 7 – 9 p.m., Sacred Heart Center, 1400 Perry St., Richmond, Va. 23224
José Luis Vilson (in English), Sponsored by VCU, University of Richmond and Sacred Heart Center
 
Wednesday, October 4, 7 – 9 p.m., Sacred Heart Center, 1400 Perry St., Richmond, Va. 23224
José Luis Vilson (En Español), Sponsored by VCU, University of Richmond and Sacred Heart Center
 
Friday, October 6, 12 – 1 p.m., OMSA, Commons Room 215
First Friday collaboration with OMA and University Counseling, Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and University Counseling Services
 
Wednesday, October 11, 7 p.m., Sport Backers Stadium
Latinx Heritage Night with VCU Men’s Soccer, Sponsored by VCU Athletics and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
 
Thursday, October 12, 7 – 9 p.m.,
“Cruising Through Adversity” featuring Orange is The New Black star Jackie Cruz, Sponsored by the Activities Programming Board
 
Tuesday, October 17, 5 – 6:30 p.m., West Grace South, Room 1004A
“The Intersection of Immigration and Disability,” Sponsored by the Division for Inclusive Excellence and Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity Office
 
Meet the Faculty Fellows for Latinx Community Inclusion at the Division for Inclusive Excellence