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 2020


Social Media Engagement

These updates will feature Música Mondays, student/faculty/staff takeovers, facts of the day, and student organization highlights. Follow us on social media throughout the month to learn more about Latinx culture and our community at Clemson via @CuGantt and #ClemsonHLHM.

Grad School Chisme

Coordinated by the Clemson Graduate School & Latinx Graduate Student Association (LGSA)
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
RSVP: admit.applyweb.com/events/register/7Q4MZW (will receive Zoom link when you RSVP)
Ever wondered about whether graduate school is for you? During this event, we are going to have a panel of Latinx identifying students who are currently in graduate school and can speak to the unique experience of being Latinx in grad school. 

If you were not able to attend the event, or want to refer back, check out the recording from the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt3Ye8zph4I&feature=youtu.be

The Impact of COVID-19 on Latinx Communities 

Coordinated by the LGBTQIA+ Engagement Committee
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
RSVP: https://forms.gle/2xJzY6eWjsrWKEtU7 

In homage to last year’s “Health Disparities in Hispanic Communities” event, Dr. Arelis Moore de Peralta will be delivering a presentation regarding the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic onto the livelihood of Latinx communities. 

Salsa at Sunset

Collaboration with the Clemson Latin Dance Club (LDC)
Friday, September 18, 2020
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Via Zoom - https://clemson.zoom.us/s/98289310052 
Meeting ID: 982 8931 0052

Salsa at Sunset is back again this Fall! This time we are moving our dance moves online! 
Join us on Zoom for a 45-minute free dance lesson where we will be learning how to dance merengue, bachata, and of course Salsa! We will also be having a Salsa Dance Competition submission contest where you can compete for some great prizes! 

Hurry up! Only the first 20 submissions will be considered, and the best three videos will get a prize (gift card + online certificate).  Submit your dance video through this Google form by Tuesday, September 15th at 11:59 PM: https://bit.ly/3gJotFk 

22nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival 

Coordinated by Asociación Hispano-Americana de Mujeres (AHAM)
Saturday, September 19, 2020 (3-day event) (Fix updates)
Check back for zoom link

AHAM will like to invite all our community to our 22nd Hispanic Heritage Festival. It will take place in a virtual-Life setting. This event is our most important Fundraising of the year. The purpose of this fundraising is to gather donations for our scholarships for Hispanic students attending college in 2021. Join us to commemorate our Hispanic heritage while helping a great cause. We will have a  " parade of Hispanic countries". They will show us their colors, dresses & unique characteristics, there will be music, cuisine and much more.

Keynote Speaker: Ramon Escobar

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Ramon Escobar is vice president of talent recruitment and development and the former vice president of diversity and inclusion for CNN Worldwide. He is responsible for the recruitment of all on and off-air talent for CNN U.S., CNN International, CNN en Español, and HLN. He also advances the internal development of anchors, correspondents, contributors, and producers. Escobar is based out of New York City and has held his position as vice president of talent recruitment and development since 2012, and his position as vice president for diversity and inclusion since 2017. Join us as Escobar shares his empowering journey and experiences that led him to his current role.

For those who were unable to attend Ramon Escobar’s keynote, or would like to refer back to the event, here is a link to the captioned video. http://bit.ly/RamonEscobar

Latinx Jeopardy

Coordinated by Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Zoom link: bit.ly/CU_SIA

Come join the SIAs and test your knowledge of foundational, and obscure, Latin American History through the classic game of Jeopardy! 

The Gendered Experiences of Migrants in the U.S.: A Discussion with Tahirih Justice Center

Collaboration with “Stories of Refuge, Detention, and Hospitality” Creative Inquiry
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
RSVP: https://forms.gle/SxYmmrFS8nNVpSB88

Representatives from Tahirih Justice Center of Atlanta will be orchestrating a Q&A session--with PPGA and Stories of Detention, Refuge, and Hospitality--concerning the intersection of marginalization facing migrants that identify as a gender minority. 

Noche de Gala: Únicos pero Unidos

Collaboration with Latinos Unidos Clemson University (LUCU)
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3aThMio

Únicos pero Unidos: Celebrating Our Best

We will be hosting a live award ceremony to give recognition to a faculty/staff member, community member, and student. These service awards are for anyone engaged in supporting or enhancing a positive Hispanic and Latinx culture change within the Clemson University community.   

Únicos pero Unidos: A Night for Dreamers

We are celebrating people of distinction within the community this year by holding a virtual event. LUCU will be offering ways to donate to DACA students, those who we annually recognize at our gala, through social media engagement the week prior to the event. So Keep an eye out for these updates on Instagram from @CU_LUCU and @CUGantt the week leading up to this event.

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Excellence Award

This distinguished Service award honors and recognizes the contributions of individuals who have positively enhanced the campus climate for the Hispanic and Latinx community at Clemson University (all campuses) and greater upstate region. The awards committee will choose three awards (Staff and Faculty, Student, and Community) recipients who embody the essence of this award through their service to the Hispanic and Latinx community. Submit nominations here.

Romper el Hielo: Afro-Latinidad & Anti-Blackness in the Latinx Community

Collaboration with Romper el Hielo & Latinx Graduate Student Association
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 
Check back for zoom link

We will be highlighting the experiences of Afro-Latinx students on campus and discussing what Anti-Blackness and Colorism looks like in the Latinx community. 

Film Showing: Cuba and the Cameraman

Thursday, October 8, 2020
6:30 PM
Zoom Link: https://clemson.zoom.us/j/91016032441 (discussion)
Netflix Party link will be provided the day of

This is an opportunity for individuals to gather and view a film that represents Latinx history & culture specifically in Cuba. Learn more about the social, economic and political impact on the Cuban people during Fidel Castro’s government.  Find a Netflix Party Tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_B1YOIYM3Q

Conexión de la Salud

Coordinated by AnMed Health
Sunday, October 11, 2020
1:00 PM- 2:15PM
Check back for Zoom link

Conexión de la Salud a virtual, interactive Spanish-language health and wellness conversation. Sponsors include AnMed Health, Clemson University Division of Equity and Inclusion, Anderson County Hispanic/Latinx Council and Anderson University.

Dia de los Muertos

Coordinated by the Clemson Commission on Latino Affairs
Date October 30, 2020
Time 7:00PM
Register here: https://clemson.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yX4tJeBnSAOK1Lbv-9FuNg

This event will cover the history of Dia de los Muertos, the importance of the decorations, and the meaning behind the symbols such as the Monarch butterfly. It will have tutorials on how to build an altar, make the decorations, make the traditional food, and how to Salsa dance.

Month of Service

Date: Throughout the month.

The fall Month of Service will be held in a virtual setting. There will be various volunteer opportunities throughout the month and they will be highlighted via social media and at other events. Will be an ongoing event.


For more Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month events in the upstate, please visit AHAM, Hispanic Alliance, and Upstate International.