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.


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Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month

 


 

2021 Calendar of Events

CLOC Kickoff
Wednesday, September 15th at 6:30pm on the South Lawn (next to the Watt Innovation Center)
Join the Clemson Latinx Organizations Council (CLOC) for free food and dancing as we kick off Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month! Co-sponsored by University Libraries.

Salsa at Sunset
Friday, September 17th at 10:00pm at the Barnes Center
Learn to Salsa! Pick up a few moves with one hour of free lessons in various Latin dances. Co-sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs.

Keynote Speaker: Dora Maria Abreu
Wednesday, September 22nd at 6:00pm in the Watt Innovation Center Auditorium
Dora Maria Abreu has spent her life uplifting those around her. From her involvement in the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers to being one of the Founding Mothers of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc., Dora has committed her life to making a difference wherever she goes. Today, she continues to make a difference as a Regional Program Manager for Amazon while continuing her involvement not only in these two organizations, but also in many other mentorship opportunities! Come join us in an engaging conversation with her. Co-sponsored by TIGERS ADVANCE.

Orgullo (Pride)
Monday, October 4th via Zoom (https://clemson.zoom.us/j/96152158139)
Join us as we explore the intersection of the Hispanic/Latinx community and the LGBTQIA+ community with a panel and clips from popular tv shows that show experiences of individuals that hold these identities. Co-sponsored in collaboration with the National Coming Out Week planning committee.

Noche de Gala
Saturday, October 16th at 7:00pm at the Madren Center
Close out the month with a night of food, dancing, awards, and community! Join our closing celebration in this event as we celebrate not only the end of this heritage month but also all the wonderful people and cultures that make up the Hispanic/Latinx community! Tickets on sale through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/noche-de-gala-tickets-166353829783?aff=ebdsoporgprofileor) or at the door.  $15 for presale; $20 at the door. Co-sponsored by the Gantt Multicultural Center; University Housing & Dining; The Graduate School; College of Education; Department of Forestry & Environmental Conservation; Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice; Academic Success Center; and Humanities HUB.

Please contact Amanda Arroyo at aarroyo@clemson.edu with questions.