Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

The Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity and the Hispanic Heritage Committee at UNC Pembroke recently announced events for Hispanic Heritage Month. Celebrated annually September 15 through October 15, the month’s events highlight and raise awareness of the heritage, history and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latinx Americans.

Events to be held during Hispanic Heritage Month include:

October 6, 2020

Virtual Talon Talk: A Career Journey (in Español) features Dr. Cecilia Lara, professor of Spanish at UNC Pembroke, at 12 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Career Center.

October 7, 2020

The second annual Roundtable Conference will be help virtually at 4 p.m. and discuss the Covid-19 pandemic. The panel of professor will give in depth information on the effects of the virus has had on counties within their disciplines of study. Panelists include Dr. Ana Cecilia Lara, who will speak about El Salvador, Professor Juan Bobadilla (Colombia), Professor Yuanyuan Lin (China), Professor Milagros López-Fred (Puerto Rico), Dr. Natalie Love (Costa Rica), and Dr. Symphorien Momet (France).

The conference is sponsored by the Foreign Languages Program and the English, Theatre, and Foreign Languages Department.

October 12, 2020

Hispanic music will be played from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the mall of the Chavis University Center. The events is sponsored by the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity.

Virtual Talon Talk: A Career Journey (in Español) features Marisol Perez, an immigration attorney, at 12 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Career Center.

October 13, 2020

Virtual Fireside Chat: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month featuring Alexandria Ayala, the first Hispanic elected to the Palm Beach County School Board. The event begins at 5 p.m. and is sponsored by the Career Center.

October 14, 2020

The offices of Campus Engagement and Leadership and Student Involvement and Diversity present: Tres Vidas at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

"A chamber music theatre work for singing actress and trio (cello, piano, and percussion) based on the lives of three legendary Latin American Women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya, and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni. Text by Marjorie Agosin. Music includes popular and folk songs from Mexico, El Salvador, and Argentina as well as vocal and instrumental music by Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel and Osvaldo Golijov."

For more information, please visit BraveConnect.

October 15, 2020

The Hispanic Heritage Fall Festival will be held virtually from 12 - 2 p.m. Participate online at https://uncp.webex.com/meet/cecilia.lara. The event is sponsored by Acto Latino, the English, Theatre, and Foreign Languages Department, Foreign Languages Program, the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity, OLÉ (Organización de la Lengua Española), and Sigma Delta Pi.