Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Latinx Heritage Month

 

Every September, the Student Life Multicultural Center sponsors a month-long series of events in observance of this annual national event highlighting Hispanic/Latino contributions.

Here at Ohio State, we will have many interesting programs and presentations throughout the month. Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate Hispanic/Latino rich cultures, ethnicity and pride. We welcome you to participate in being a part of the university's Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month celebration.

For more information, contact Indra Leyva.

 

September 10, 2018 

1 p.m. 

The Borderline: Indigenous Views on Colonial Land Borders 

Suzanne M. Scharer Room, Ohio Union 

Join Latinx Student Initiatives and Native American Student Initiatives for a presentation and discussion on Indigenous views and perceptions of the borderlines between the United States, Canada and Mexico. This program is a part of Latinx Heritage Month 2018.

 

September 14, 2018

1-2 PM

“Si Se Puede” Latinx Social Justice Series: Rubén Castilla-Herrera

Milestones Room, Ohio Union

Join the Latinx Student Initiatives and meet Activist and Agents of change at the Local, City and State Level.  The "Si Se Puede" Latinx Social Justice Series brings key people in the community that are making a change for the Latinx communities in the areas of Policy making, Visibility, Activism and Scholarship. Rubén Castilla Herrera is currently an organizer with the Columbus Sanctuary Collective –Colectivo Santuario de Columbus (CSC) organizing around Sanctuary as Resistance and the #AbolishICE movement. The CSC is a faith based strategy to stop deportations and a unified resistance to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He is also assisting with the local case of Edith Espinal who is in sanctuary at the Columbus Mennonite Church in Columbus, Ohio and Miriam Vargas, living in sanctuary at First English Lutheran Church of the ELCA. Food will be provided.

 

September 17, 2018

5:30 p.m.

Latinx Graduate Student Speaker Series

Ohio Staters Inc., Founders Room, Ohio Union

The Orient in Mexican imaginary: Orientalism and hybrid identities in contemporary Mexico

Graduate Speaker: Veronica Torres, from the Spanish and Portuguese Department.

Torre’s research focuses in the current debate regarding Mexican Orientalism and Postcolonial studies in Mexican literature. In her research she seeks to point out how the Orient and Muslims have served in some instances as a point of reference in Mexican cultural consciousness regarding the conception of national identity and citizenship. In literary works, analyzes two tendencies: i) the exoticization of the Orient and Orientals for the construction of a Mexican identity and for the delineation of Mexican citizenship; and ii) the representation of the Orient as a source of hybrid identities that challenge the conception of mestizaje as the hegemonic definition of Mexicanness. Orientalist representations in literary works often portray “Orientals” as “others,” intruders on Mexican society, and therefore, exclude them from the imaginary of the nation. In other instances, the Orient and the Oriental woman are objects of never-ending sexual desire, and serve to construct the Western, cosmopolitan identity of a Mexican male subject- consumer. In contrast, other literary works see the Orient as a basis of hybrid identities without exoticization that exemplify the heterogeneity and complexity of contemporary Mexican society.

 

September 18, 2018

6-7 p.m.

Latinx Heritage Month Kickoff Celebration

Alonso Family Room, Student Life Multicultural Center

OSUnidos aims to enhance allyship among communities at Ohio State. Come to the MCC lobby to make a pledge on behalf of the Latino community and get your OSUnidos T-shirt.

Additionally, at this event students will have an opportunity to ask questions about Latinx Cultures, connect with one another and build community. Come together and let “Nuestras Voces’ (our voices) be heard.

 

September 20, 2018

3-4 p.m.

How to Navigate Latinx Student Services at Ohio State

Ohio Staters Inc. Founders Room, Ohio Union

Do you identify as Latinx, Latino/a, Hispanic and attend Ohio State University? This session is designed to help first-year, transfer, returning and graduate students navigate Latinx campus life. Additionally, students are able to get connected with campus and community resources, have an opportunity to ask questions about the Latinx, connect with one another and build community.    

 

September 21, 2018

1-2 PM

“Si Se Puede” Latinx Social Justice Series

Milestones Room, Ohio Union

 Join the Latinx Student Initiatives and meet Activist and Agents of change at the Local, City and State Level.  The "Si Se Puede" Latinx Social Justice Series brings key people in the community that are making a change for the Latinx communities in the areas of Policy making, Visibility, Activism and Scholarship. Guest speakers will host dialogues with participants and will offer opportunities for students. Food will be provided.

 

September 22, 2018

7 p.m. - 2 a.m.

MCC Block Party

Performance Hall and Potter Plaza, Ohio Union

Kick it with the Student Life Multicultural Center for a night of music, silent disco, food, entertainment, a student organization resource fair and giveaways! 

 

September 23, 2018

1 p.m.

UCLO Latinx Field Day

Fred Beekman Park

Come enjoy free food, fun games, contests and your Latinx Familia!

 

September 27 - 28, 2018

9 a.m.

Sol-Con

Hale Hall

SÕL-CON brings together Columbus area youth, as well as industry insiders, indie comic creators and exhibitors, for a comic convention unlike any other. In a two-day expo and workshop extravaganza, K-12 youth, Ohio State students and general public will meet and learn from African American and Latinx creators.

In addition to the grand expo space where you will encounter the most innovative comics by creators of color, you can attend workshops to learn how to create comics, flip-books, Zines, storyboards and animation.

SÕL-CON is intended as both a celebration of current creative minds and as a means to open doors for youth of color to learn how to express their stories through the comic book storytelling arts. Sõl-Con serves as a forum for the Columbus and Ohio State community to learn from today’s giants in the comic book industry.

Every Fall, SÕL-CON takes place at OSU’s Hale Hall. SÕL-CON works in partnership with the Billy Ireland Cartoon Research Library and CXC/Cartoon Crossroads Columbus.

Come join us in celebrating the present, the past and the future of comics.

 

September 28, 2018

Queerceñera

6-9 p.m.

Blackburn House, Victory Room

Join the Student Life Multicultural Center Latinx initiatives and LGBTQ Initiatives for a night full of food, dancing and celebration. This event will explore the interconnections of the LGBTQ+ and Latinx community and explore the history of Latinx in the Queer Movement. Celebrate coming out and coming of age!

 

October 2, 2018

6 p.m.

That Girl Is on Fire: Cookies, Canvas, and Empowerment!

Alonso Family Room, Student Life Multicultural Center

Come join Latinx Initiatives and AFAM Initiatives in an artistic painting cafe. In this cafe we will use artistic expression to explore issues such as media misrepresentation, social justice and empowerment of women of color. Use this opportunity to paint as a way of exploring your passion about these issues! Please RSVP to Katherine Betts, betts.128@osu.edu, as space will be limited.

 

October 5, 2018

1-2 PM

“Si Se Puede” Latinx Social Justice Series

Milestones Room, Ohio Union

Join the Latinx Student Initiatives and meet Activist and Agents of change at the Local, City and State Level.  The "Si Se Puede" Latinx Social Justice Series brings key people in the community that are making a change for the Latinx communities in the areas of Policy Making, Visibility, Activism and Scholarship. Guest speakers will host dialogues with participants and will offer opportunities for students. Food will be provided.

  

October 14, 2018

5-7 p.m.

“Unas Palabritas” Alpha Psi Lambda Poetry Slam

MLK Jr. Lounge, Hale Hall

Bringing back an Alpha tradition! Come watch and listen to the diverse POC at Ohio State perform their choice of spoken word, poetry, short stories, etc. We will have a keynote speaker touch on creative expression within minority communities. Please reach out to apsialphachapter@gmail.com to express interest in sharing your talents. This event is open to all students and staff

 

October 15, 2018

1-2 p.m.

Latinx Pop Culture, Media and Social Justice

Creative Arts Room, Ohio Union

Join the Multicultural Center Latinx Student Initiatives for a presentation on Latinx Pop Culture, media representation and Social Justice Conversations. We will focus on the Netflix series “One Day at a Time”.

 

October 17, 2018

1 p.m.

Latinx Film Series : “Dolores”

Rosa M. Ailabouni Room, Ohio Union

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt.  

 

October 19, 2018

6-10 p.m.

Latino Buckeye Dinner

Curl Hall

Join the Student Life Multicultural Center and The Office of Diversity and Inclusion for this year Latino Buckeye Dinner. This event aims to celebrate the educational, social and cultural efforts that the Latino Community at Ohio State has been working during the academic year.  The dinner serves as the primary fundraiser for the Leon del Carrill and Moreno Scholarship as well as the Stubner Scholarship.  The Scholarships are awarded traditionally at the dinner and go to students who are involved and that are contributing to the Ohio State Latino community and/or the Columbus Latino Community.