Office of Student Life

Multicultural Center

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 Latinx contributions to the world.

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

 

 

Latinx Heritage Month Events:

Café con Leche: The political image of Latinos in the US

September 15, 2021

3 - 4 p.m.

Ohio Union, Maudine Cow Room

A series of dialogues around Identity in the Latino community. The series will provide a space for dialogue on topics that are relevant for Latinos in the US, providing a learning space for exploration and understanding. As we engage in these topics, we will explore and try to define what means to be latino, the political implications of the terms, how it brings us together or creates division and how do we see each other, are we the same culture, race and/or ethnicity?

 

Si se puede! The history of social movements in the Latinx Communities (Virtual)

(Virtual)

September 21, 2021

3 - 4 p.m.

In this workshop, attendees learn about the history of the Latinx communities in the US. In the series we will focus in social movements, struggles and contributions to the US culture. See MCC Calendar to register for this event.

 

Young Alumni Speaker Series (virtual)

September 22, 2021

6 p.m.

This program will feature panels of young alums to talk about their careers after Ohio State. This series helps our students to create strong alumni networks and explore career paths. See MCC Calendar to register for this event.

 

Latinx Heritage Month Keynote Speaker Saul Flores

September 23, 2021

6 p.m.

Ohio Union, Performance Hall

The Latinx Heritage Month Speeaker marks the kick off for the universisty-wide celebrations. The keynote speaker is Saul Flores, a philanthropist, photojournalist and speaker who is nationally recognized for his social impact projects. Through his most recent project, Saul documents the amazing lives of thousands of Latin American immigrants to fundraise for an elementary school in his mother’s hometown.

His work has been featured on National Public Radio, MSNBC and TEDX. Additionally, Saul has been featured as a keynote speaker for dozens of universities, inspiring audiences through his visual presentations, in which he helps people realize the capacity of their immense human potential given times of extreme adversity.

This program is in collaboration with USG.

 

Latine Film Series

September 24, 2021

6 p.m.

Ohio Union, Barbie Tootle Room

The Latine Film Series screens movies that are relevant to the Latino Culture and that bring awareness of the Latino community’s diversity. 

 

Si se puede! The history of social movements in the Latinx Communities

(Virtual)

3 - 4 p.m.

October 5, 2021

In this workshop, attendees learn about the history of the Latinx communities in the US. In the series we will focus in social movements, struggles and contributions to the US culture. See MCC Calendar to register for this event.

 

Nuestra Comunidad Lunch

October 8, 2021

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

MCC What’s Your Story Lounge

This is a brave space for Latinx communities at Ohio State. Bring your own lunch and join us for conversations about Latinidad, community and social justice.

 

The Coming-Out Narrative in Latinx Media

October 13, 2021

3 - 4 p.m.

Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room

This presentation explores how through the creation of a global experience that subverts social norms and attempts to challenge the Latinx familial cultural schema in the US and Mexico, streaming services have been critical in opening the door to queer and non-conforming audience to cognitively and emotionally connect with their characters, and what lessons from these characters can be taken to the real-world.

 

Nuestra Historia OSU (virtual)

October 15, 2021

4 - 5 p.m.

Join the Latinx Student Initiatives at the MCC for a panel of staff and Alumni about the history of Latinx Student Services at Ohio State. Learn about the history of our communities at the university and join our educational discussion, to draw parallels between past and present of Ohio State. See MCC Calendar to register for this event.

 

Café con Leche: LGBTQ+ Latinos in the US

October 15, 2021

3 - 4 p.m.

Ohio Union, Maudine Cow Room

A series of dialogues around Identity in the Latino community. The series will provide a space for dialogue on topics that are relevant for Latinos in the US, providing a learning space for exploration and understanding.