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heritage MONTH

UW-Green Bay celebrates Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month alongside the National Hispanic Heritage Month period between September 15 – October 15. During this timeframe, a team of campus departments and students collaborate to offer a variety of programs which celebrate and recognize the history, culture, contributions, and presence of Hispanic/Latinx people in the United States and our community. 
Panadanza dancers sitting in multi-colored skirts with a city skyline in the background.

Week 1

Hispanic/LatinX Heritage Month @ UW-Green Bay

Wednesday, Sept. 15 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
University Union, Booth by Phoenix Club

Stop by to learn more about Hispanic/LatinX Heritage Month, and all of the upcoming events happening on campus! Takeaways will be provided.

Co-sponsors: Student Engagement Center, Organización Latino Americana (OLA), Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)

Study Abroad Fair

Monday, Sept. 12-17 | Microsoft Teams
Wednesday, Sept. 15 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 4-6 p.m.
University Union, Phoenix Room B

Attend the fair to learn more about your options for studying abroad! In-person Spanish faculty will be at the fair to answer your questions.

Co-sponsor: Office of International Education and The Spanish Program

Study Abroad Fair Session - Live Chat with Spanish Faculty

Wednesday, Sept. 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Microsoft Teams

Learn about different destinations in Spanish speaking countries and get all your questions answered about the different immersion programs to study Spanish, how to earn credit and increase your knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Co-sponsors: The Spanish Program, Office of International Education

Panadanza Performance & Dance Lesson

Thursday, Sept. 16  | 6-7 p.m.
University Union, Phoenix Rooms 

Join us as we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with Panadanza Dance Company! 

Co-sponsors: Student Engagement, Organización Latino Americana (OLA)


Week 2

Noche de Fiesta

Friday, Sept. 24 | 3-5 p.m.
Phoenix Park 

Feed your stomach and your soul! Come out and taste traditional Hispanic cuisine from a local restaurant, play games, and enjoy a live Mariachi band!

Fogata Bajo Una Luna

Tuesday, Sept. 28 | 7 p.m.
Fire Pit at Phoenix Park

Join us around a campfire for a night of storytelling, conchas, and churros!

Co-sponsors: Organización Latino Americana (OLA)

Spanish Alumni Panel: What to do with a Spanish major/minor?

Thursday, Sept. 30 | 4:30 p.m.

A select number of UW-Green Bay Spanish program alumni currently working in different professions or attending graduate school will share how their Spanish degree helped them reach their professional and personal goals.

Co-sponsors: The Spanish Program, Career Services 

Week 3

Tertulia Temática

Thursday, Oct. 7 | 4:30 p.m.

In July, Cuba underwent the most significant anti-government protests in recent history. Peru, after a long and very tense election, chose a left-leaning leader, Pedro Castillo, as the new President. Our tertulia will be devoted to the recent developments in these two countries as examples of the “Latin American debate”: What system holds more promise to bring prosperity to the people of the region while addressing the economic, racial and gender disparities in the area?

Co-sponsors: The Spanish Program, Global Studies, Political Science, Student Engagement

A Movie Under the Stars: Selena!

Thursday, Oct. 7 | 7 p.m.
The Campus Quad

Come watch the outstanding 1997 movie about the life of Mexican singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, and her journey to her No. 1 album in the US. Refreshments will be provided. Registration not required.

Co-sponsors: Student Engagement, Organización Latino Americana (OLA)


Week 4

Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration

Monday, Oct. 11 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
University Union, Near the Coffeehouse

Stop by to celebrate and recognize the ongoing narratives and contributions of LatinX and Indigenous peoples in our current society. Takeaways will be provided. 

Co-sponsors: Student Engagement, Education Center for First Nations Studies, Intertribal Student Council, Organización Latino Americana (OLA), Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)

Film Screening & Discussion:
Taino Daka (I AM) 2018

Tuesday, Oct. 12 | 6 p.m.
Christie Theatre

Directed by Alex Zacarias, Taino Daka (I AM) documentary follows a man who is on a journey to reclaim his Caribbean indigenous identity as a Taino. History books say that the Taino People have been extinct for the past 525 years since their first encounter with Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to the New World. He is faced with many obstacles both from within and from institutions that continue to keep the Taino People in the past.

Co-sponsors: The Spanish Program, Student Engagement

Activism in Our Community

Thursday, Oct. 14 | 4:30 p.m. 

Join us as we host Alex Zacarias (Taino Boriken), Director of ‘Taino Daka (I AM),’ UW-Green Bay alumni, youth educator, and community organizer. Alex has worked in broadcast television including Telemundo, ABC & Fox affiliates, and Wisconsin Public Television. He is the owner of 3N Productions, LLC video production company and is also a Professional Practicing Teaching Artist for the Boys and Girls Club Greater Green Bay.

Co-sponsors: The Spanish Program, First Nations Studies, Student Engagement, Organización Latino Americana (OLA)

GB Nites

Friday, Oct. 15 | 8-11 p.m.
University Union, Phoenix Rooms 

Take part in a night full of fun at GB Nites! One of the crafts will include creating paper flowers that are most prominent throughout Latin America.

Co-sponsors: Student Engagement, Organización Latino Americana (OLA)


Accessibility Accommodations

If you have a disability and would like to request accommodations, please contact the Office of Student Life at 920-465-2720