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Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month

The Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Celebration was created with a desire to educate and heighten awareness about the rich culture. As the population continues to grow at Clemson University, we are encouraged by our peers and the administration to create opportunities for all members of our campus community to celebrate and find value in the contributions of Hispanics and Latinos. Ultimately we hope to begin cultivating a true inclusive environment built upon a passion for learning and mutual respect.


Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month 2018

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month: Keynote Speaker @ Clemson University: Christine Chavez
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month planning committee has canceled all activities associated with our keynote speaker, Christine Chavez, between Oct. 11-12. We thank you all for your patience with our changes as the result of the unexpected weather conditions. We invite you to look out for the remaining events of this celebration and look forward to future programs.

The Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Celebration was created with a desire to educate and heighten awareness about the rich culture. This year, Clemson University will host Christine Chavez, granddaughter of Cesar Chavez (American labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962). Christine currently works for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, as an Outreach Coordinator, for the Public Affairs Team. In this role, she works closely with underserved farmers including, Hmong, Latinx, African American, Veterans, LGBTQ and women.

*This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Gantt Multicultural Center and Inclusion and Equity.


Global Awareness Film and Discussion Series: Voces Inocentes
Thursday, September 20, 2018: 5pm-8pm, Self Auditorium at Strom Thurmond Building

The purpose of the Global Awareness Film and Discussion Series is to provide opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and community members to engage in rich dialogue and learning experiences that produce global competency outcomes. .  Voces Inocentes (English translation: Innocent Voices) is a drama directed by Luis Mandoki detailing the civil war that tore apart El Salvador in the 1980s as seen through the eyes of a young boy. There will be a film showing followed by a discussion facilitated by an expert on relevant themes.

*This event is free open to the public.

Sponsored by the Gantt Multicultural Center, International Services and Inclusion and Equity. 


El Camino a Clemson University
Saturday, September 22, 2018: 9am-2pm, Watt Family Innovation Center

Clemson University, in collaboration with Admissions and various Latin-based organizations,  will invite Hispanic/Latinx students and families from local and regional high schools to spend a day at Clemson University and discuss the importance of education. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with current Clemson students, faculty, and staff while learning about the transition from high school to college. Register here.


Hispanic/Latinx Voices in Academia
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018: 8am-5:15pm, Watt Family Innovation Center

The President's Commission on Latino Affairs presents the Hispanic/Latinx Voices in Academia Conference. The purpose of this conference is to promote the success, leadership, and research of Hispanic and Latinx scholars in higher education. Our goal is to serve as a platform for new and stronger institutional collaborations across the country, particularly in the southeast. Register here.


Noche De Gala
Saturday, October 13, 2018: 7pm-10pm: Madren Center Grand Ballroom

This culminating event for Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month will include live entertainment and authentic food. Recognition awards will be presented to those individuals who have contributed to enhancing the campus climate for Hispanic and Latinx students, faculty, and staff. Tickets for this event can be purchased online here  or at the door.

*This event is open to the public.

Check back closer to September for additional event details and updates.