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Hispanic Heritage Month

Planning committees are open to all UT students, faculty, and staff. If you are interested in serving on the planning committee for Hispanic and heritage month, please email omss@utoledo.edu

Purpose: Hispanic Heritage Month highlights the contributions of Hispanics/Latinx people in history and contemporary society by bringing awareness to emerging issues, from September 15 to October 15 every year.

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Lunch

Monday, September 17, 2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Student Union 2584

Join the Office of Multicultural Student Success for the Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff event. Enjoy a FREE taco bar powered by La Michoacana as well as tabling by student organizations and UT departments. Come and celebrate Hispanic/Latino culture with us!

29th Annual Diamante Awards

Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:00PM
Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts

To celebrate the profound and lasting influence that Latinos have on American history, values and culture, the Diamante (diamond in Spanish) Awards were founded in 1989 by IMAGE of Northwest Ohio, a local Latino advocacy group. To celebrate the 29th Anniversary of the Diamante Awards, this year's scholarship banquet will take place on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts. The awards recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements and service to Latinos. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite, use the search "Diamante Awards 2018"

Peace Corps Presents: Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Panel

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Travel the world through the eyes and experiences of international volunteers. Enjoy photos and stories from returned Peace Corps Volunteers who have served around the globe. Have your questions answered and talk with local Peace Corps staff about the application process. Register for the event HERE.

TED Talk: Latinx Initiatives

Thursday, September 27, 2018 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Student Union 2584

Join the Office of Multicultural Student Success for TED Talk: Latinx Initiatives with a guided panel discussion on the assumptions of Latinx identities. Light refreshments will be provided.

Forbidden – Gay and Undocumented: Moises Serrano Fights for Justice Film Screening

Monday, October 1, 2018 7:30PM
University Hall 4280

Join the Office of Multicultural Student Success for the screening of Forbidden – Gay and Undocumented: Moises Serrano Fights for Justice. A documentary of the life of Moises Serrano as an undocumented immigrant and gay man living in rural North Carolina. Light refreshments will be provided.

Latino Business Owners Panel

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Scott Park campus Student Center 1080

Join the Office of Multicultural Student Success and the Minority Business Assistance Center to hear from local Latino business owners about their success in Toledo! Light refreshments will be provided.

Latino Alumni Affiliate Homecoming Tailgate 

Saturday, October 6, 2018 10:00AM
Lot 10

Join UT's Latino Alumni Affiliate in our celebration of the win against BG! Please bring a dish to pass.

Immigration Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

Monday, October 8, 2018 6:00-8:00PM
Carlson Library 1005

Join the Office of Multicultural Student Success for the screening of Crossing Arizona. A documentary highlighting the issues of illegal immigration and border security on the U.S./Mexico border. Light refreshments will be provided.

NAMI's Latino Mental Health Forum

Friday, October 12, 2018 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Student Union Auditorium

The National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greater Toledo will host its 4th annual Latino Mental Health Forum at The University of Toledo. The theme for this year’s form is “Emerging Issues in Behavioral Health” and sessions will focus on the impact of trauma, working with families and the substance abuse epidemic. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. 

Unidos: Keeping Families Together Fundraiser

Sunday, October 14, 2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Student Union Ingman room

Join the Office of Multicultural Student Success and several student organizations to hear about the immigration in our country. At the event donations will be accepted for Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, ABLE of Toledo. 

Frida Film Screening

Monday, October 15, 2018 7:30PM
University Hall 4280

Join the Office of Multicultural Student Success for the screening Frida, an American biopic drama film directed by Julie Taymor. The film depicts the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. 

Latinx Comic Book and Graphic Novel Display

September 29 - October 15, 2018
Carlson Library Information Commons

Visit the display to learn about the impact of the Latinx community on this literary art form!

Social media campaign

September 15 - October 15

Through Hispanic Heritage Month the Office of Multicultural Student Success will be posting content about the different countries of Latin America as well as highlighting some individuals. Follow OMSS on Twitter at @UT_OMSS, Instagram at omss_ut and on Facebook at Omss UToledo.

Last Updated: 9/14/18