FAU to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Events

Florida Atlantic University will commemorate Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month with a series of events for students, faculty and staff.


By kelsie-weekes | 9/14/2016

Florida Atlantic University will commemorate Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month with a series of events for students, faculty and staff beginning today through Thursday, Oct. 13 at its Boca Raton, Broward and Jupiter campuses.

            The following events will take place at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road:


‘Latin Fest: Celebrating Hispanic/Latino Heritage’

Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Social Science building (SO-44) Outdoor Rotunda

Join Student Government’s Multicultural Programming (MP) Board and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) as they kick off Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month. There will be Latin cuisine and cultural performances.

 

My Struggle, Your Struggle

Thursday, Sept. 15 at 4 p.m.

Live Oak C & D, Student Union

Join the Black Student Union for an evening of spoken word performances that express the struggles shared amongst every race.

 

Zumba

Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

Campus Recreation

*Open to the public

Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez that infuses Latin dances such as hip-hopsocasambasalsa, and merengue with aerobic elements.  Join Campus Recreation for a night of Zumba and fitness.

 

Get Involved in Politics.

Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m.

General Classroom South, 101

Join the Latin American Student Association (LASA) for an information session on how to become involved with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, which is dedicated to advancing issues affecting Hispanics and Latinos through the legislature.

 

Movie Night: ‘In the Time of Butterflies’

Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Multipurpose Room, Innovation Village Apartments South (IVA-S)

Join ODMA for a film highlighting the story of a woman, who along with her family, found the courage to defy a corrupt dictator in the Dominican Republic, and paid a fearful price for their actions. Following the film, there will be a candid conversation about living in a dictatorship versus a democracy.

 

Get Involved on Campus.

Monday, Sept. 26 from 4 to 5 p.m.

College of Arts and Letters (AH-52), Room 242

Become a new member of LASA by attending this new member meeting. LASA’s mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean and its people throughout the Americas; to promote the interests of its diverse membership; and to encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.

 

Movie Night: ‘Chef’

Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Multipurpose Room, Heritage Park Towers

Join ODMA for a film highlighting an out-of-work Los Angeles chef who opens a latin cuisine food truck in an effort to realize his culinary potential and reconnect with his estranged family. The film will be followed by a conversation on “The American Dream” and how it is perceived among different races and cultures.

 

Shatter the ‘Glass Wall’

Thursday, Oct. 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Nations Multipurpose Room (109)

The “Glass Ceiling” is a common phrase, but there’s a new concept believed to be creating even greater barriers, the “Glass Wall”. What does this mean for Hispanic/Latina women? How does one shatter the wall to move ahead professionally? Join ODMA for this candid conversation on race, gender, and your professional career.

 

Latin Karaoke Night.

Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.

The Burrow, Student Union

Join LASA for a fun night of karaoke. Spanish, English, or Spanglish singers are welcome.

 

Latino Representation in the Media

Thursday, Oct. 13 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Queen Palm, Student Union

Join ODMA and the Department of Student Media for a discussion on Latino and Latina representation in the media and how this impacts social perspectives.

 

          The following events will take place on the John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter:

 

Celebrating Hispanic/Latino Heritage Kickoff

Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Burrow

FAU’s Jupiter campus will kickoff Hispanic Heritage Month with an evening of Latin cuisine and cultural performances.

 


Game Night.

Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.

The Burrow

Grab friends and come out to game night. There will be snacks and prizes for the winning teams.

 

Salsa Under the Stars

Friday, Oct. 7 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The Burrow

Many do not know that salsa music originated in the U.S. Join Campus Life to learn about the origins of salsa and why it’s considered one of the hottest genres in history. Make sure to stick around after for an open dance.

 

            The following events will take place at FAU’s Davie campus, 3200 College Ave.:

 

Paint Night.

Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Oasis Lounge, Davie Student Union

Instructors will guide a group of students while they paint a photo of Frida Kahlo in celebration of Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month. Chips, salsa and drinks will be provided.

 

Sabor LatinX Dance Party

Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.

SD-105, Student Union

Learn about the hottest salsa moves and then put them on display on the dance floor.

 

             The following event will take place on FAU’s SeaTech campus, 101 N. Beach Road, Dania Beach.:


Latin Bites

Monday, Sept. 19 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Poolside

Broward Program Board will provide food, music, and educational materials in celebration of Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month.

 

            The following event will take place on FAU’s Fort Lauderdale campus, 111 E. Las Olas Blvd.:

 

Latin Bites

Thursday, Sept. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Askew Tower Room, 724

Broward Program Board will provide food, music, and educational materials in celebration of Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month.

 

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