FAU to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Events

(Photo by Briana Valentino)


By kelsie-weekes | 9/15/2017

Florida Atlantic University will commemorate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with a series of events for students, faculty and staff beginning Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 15 at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses.

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

Zumba! Group Fitness

Monday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m.

Campus Recreation, Room B

Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez that infuses Latin dances such as samba and salsa with aerobic elements.

 

Movie Series: ‘Selena’

Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Student Union Lobby

Join the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs for a movie night. “Selena” is the true story about the life, career and death of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from poverty to performing at the Astrodome. Selena gained the admiration of fans in the United States and Mexico while successfully crossing over into a male-dominated Latin music genre. 

 

Latin Night

Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Student Union

Students are invited to listen to the various forms of music within the Hispanic/Latinx community and learn a few dance moves as well.

 

Global Coffee Hour: Hispanic Heritage Month Overview

Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Center for Global Engagement

Come join us for a Hispanic flavored coffee hour! We will talk about the history of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Spanish/Latin influence in Florida, and share information about events planned at FAU.

 

Latin Fest

Friday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SO Rotunda

FAU’s Multicultural Programming Board will kick-off a month-long celebration of Hispanic/Latinx culture, customs and traditions. Stop by to enjoy cultural foods and games, and learn interesting facts that highlight the many contributions and accomplishments of Hispanic/Latinx people.

 

Movie Series: ‘Frida’

Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Student Union Lobby

Join the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs for a movie night. “Frida” is the biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her rocky marriage into her work. 

 

Carreras del Movimiento Latin@/X (Careers of the Latin@/x Movement)

Monday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Palmetto Palm Room, Student Union

Carreras del Movimiento Latin@/X (Careers of the Latin@/x Movement) invites members of the FAU community to discuss how their Latin@/x identity shapes and/or impacts their careers and the Latin@/x movement in the workplace. This event is in collaboration with the FAU Career Center.

 

Movie Series: ‘Beatriz at Dinner’

Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Student Union Lobby

Join the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs for a movie night.  “Beatriz at Dinner” is a comedy that details the life of a poor Mexican immigrant who builds a career as a holistic medicine practitioner in the United States. While attending a wealthy client's dinner party, she meets an arrogant billionaire and their lives are forever changed. 

 

Bodega Central

Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Queen Palm Room, Student Union

Participants are invited to an open forum where they can identify ways in which FAU can provide additional support and resources to grow the Hispanic/Latinx community on campus.


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

 

Salsa under the Stars 

Friday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.

The Burrow

Students are invited to dance the night away as they learn how to salsa.

 

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Celebration

Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Burrow

Students will be immersed in Latin American music while enjoying authentic Cuban cuisine and participating in Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month trivia.  

 

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

                                                     

Diversity in Latin America 

Monday, Sept. 25 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Heritage Hall

Celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Month with our new Broward Program Board Event: Diversity in Latin America.  It will be an afternoon full of fun games, activities, food and refreshments.

 

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage: Careers in Sports and Recreation

Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 5 to 6 p.m.

SD-105, Student Union

Hispanic/Latinx professionals from various sports and recreational industries will share their stories of success and explain how they overcame difficulties along the way.

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