Office of Multicultural Student Success

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 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.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHECK OUT SOME OF THE AWESOME VIRTUAL EVENTS AND RESOURCES LISTED BELOW! 

 

VIVA MÉXICO 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020: 7:00 P.M.  livestream

 The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center will host its annual Viva México celebration on Wednesday, September 16th from 7:00 - 10:00pm. This lively celebration will be offered completely virtually, free of charge for all, live streamed on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter. The celebration will include music and dance performances by local Austin artists. Captivating actor and director Roen Salinas, founder of Aztlan dance, will be the Master of Ceremonies, delivering a live presentation of presentations, performances, and programming.This year’s celebration will explore the Grito. What are some of the Gritos from our communities in the year 2020? Currently, there are calls of action from the community, passionate voices to be amplified and diverse interpretations of freedom and independence. The Consulate General of México Pablo Marentes will give the classic Grito de Independencia to close out the evening with high energy and hopes for the future. 

 Event Info Here

Latin Fashion Week

Wednesday, September 16th - Thursday, September 24th

 Latin Fashion Week Colorado will be showcasing more than 35 celebrity designers and more than 12 local designers. They have been filming their local artists on different venues in Colorado such as: Museum of Nature and Science, Botanical Gardens, Governor Mansion, DCPA, Arts and Venues, Denver International Airport and Buell Theater.  Their fashion show will be streaming through their social media like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Univision Colorado, they also have the support of 15 countries and more than 25 international media platforms. Their shows will be full of art, music and entertainment, the way they are editing their fashion show it's like having an experience of watching the Oscars.

 

31ST ANNUAL DIAMANTE AWARDS  

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020: 6:00 P.M. on Zoom

To celebrate the profound and last 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 31st Anniversary of the Diamante Awards, this year's scholarship banquet will take place virtually on Thursday, September 17, 2020. The awards recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements and service to Latinos. Tickets can be claimed on Eventbrite ($10 donation recommended).

 

 Claim Tickets Here 

TOSTADA TUESDAY

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2020: 6:00 - 7:30 P.M.

Tostada is a Spanish word meaning "toasted". In Mexico and other parts of Latin America, it is the name of various local dishes which are toasted or use a toasted ingredient as the main base of their preparation. Tostada usually refers to a flat or bowl-shaped tortilla that is deep fried or toasted. Join the Latino Student Union to learn how to make this delicious dish!
RSVP and pick up your supplies ahead of time in the Office of Multicultural Student Success in the Student Union room 2500.

 

MUCHO MUCHO AMOR: THE LEGEND OF WALTER MERCADO NETFLIX WATCH PARTY

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2020: 5:30 P.M.  

Join Aleiah in watching Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado on Nextflix. It is a 2020 documentary film about the life and career of Walter Mercado, one of the most influential and important astrologists in Latin America and the world. 

Chill Out and Paint it Out

Monday, October 5, 2020: 6:00 - 7:30pm

The Latino Student Union invites all faculty, staff and alumni to hang out virtually and do a painting together! This will be a time to introduce our new, Latino faculty and staff! 
RSVP and pick up your supplies ahead of time in the Office of Multicultural Student Success in the Student Union room 2500.

 

LATINO, LATINA, HISPANIC OR LATINX? THE CONTINUING SEARCH FOR SELF-IDENTITY 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020: 1:00 P.M.  

A forum  to discuss the history and implications of the use of the term Latinx. Dr. Jorge Chinea, director of the Center for Latino/a & Latino American Studies at Wayne State University, will provide historical context of the term Latinx and help lead a discussion on its implications. 

 

More Info Here

OMSS Family Meal

Tuesday, October 13, 2020: 12:00PM

Join us for our next family meal. We will be watching a video and discussing the topic of anti-blackness in the Latino community.

More info here

Forgotten: Women of Juarez Podcast

In the border city of Ciudad Juárez, hundreds of women have gone missing. The ones that are found have strange symbols carved on their bodies, some have their wrists bound with shoelaces. All are discarded like garbage. The story of Forgotten investigates theories about what or who is responsible—a serial killer, organ traffickers, a Satanic Cult—and pursues an investigation with law enforcement on both sides of the border, terrified witnesses and corrupt authorities.

Listen to the podcast here

KANOPY MOVIES AND DOCUMENTARIES AVAILABLE FOR FREE!  

Check out some movies and documentaries related to Latin American Studies. Just log in with your utad to stream for free. "At Kanopy we believe in the power of film to bridge cultural boundaries and bring people together. Start watching today and expand your worldview with us."  

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SMITHSONIAN HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH VIRTUAL EVENTS  

The Smithsonian has set up a series of virtual events that highlight various Hispanic artists. 

CHECK OUT THE LIST OF EVENTS HERE

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY VIRTUAL TOUR 

A collection of Hispanic artifacts curated by the National Museum of American History. 

View The Virtual Tour Here

MÚSICA DEL PUEBLO: A SMITHSONIAN VIRTUAL EXHIBITION 

A virtual exhibition of Latino roots music and culture in the United States and Latin America.  

View The Exhibition Here

OUR AMERICA: THE LATINO PRESENCE IN AMERICAN ART VIRTUAL EXHIBITION 

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art presents the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge. The exhibition is drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s pioneering collection of Latino art. It explores how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture. 

View The Exhibition Here

 

Last Updated: 10/7/20