Latinx Heritage Month
The Hispanic Cultural Center is proud to celebrate the cultures, contributions, and resilience of Latinx, Hispanic and Latino-identified communities around the world. The commemoration begins on September 15 and extends until October 15 due to the anniversaries of the independence of several Latin American countries occurring during this time frame.
At APSU students have the opportunity to be a part of the Latinx Heritage Month Planning Committee. For more information on how you can get involved, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latinos: Embracing, Enriching, and Enabling America
Sept. 15 - Oct. 15
Churros and Canvas-September 16 at 3 pm, Clement 120
Cupcakes and Canvas is an interactive painting experience that allows you to paint
and explore your artistry while having the option to seek guidance from an art student.
This month’s theme is in honor of Latinx Heritage Month and it will celebrate the
beauty of the diversity that comes with migration. To sign up click here.
Aventura Cultura: Mexico-September 17 at 1 pm, MUC 305
Come to learn more about how the independence of Mexico took place, and what the Mexican
flag represents for the people in this country. Additionally, learn more about the
culture of Mexico. This is a great opportunity for those who want to learn more about
In Between Two Worlds: What it means to be Latinx in America-September 23 at 3 pm,
On September 23, the HCC would like to formally invite all to be a part of In Between
Two Worlds: What it Means to be Latinx in America, as part of the many events and
programs created in honor of Latinx Heritage Month. Lead by Vanderbilt speaker and
program coordinator Antonella Valdivia, this event will serve as a thought-provoking
introspection and formal discourse between students on the complexities of Latinx
identity and the sociocultural issues many other immigrant students face today.
Book Presentation: Femicides in Argentina Through the Lenses of Crime Fiction-October
7 at 3 pm, Virtual
The HCC would like to formally invite all to a virtual book discussion of Femicides
in Argentina Through the Lenses of Crime Fiction by Dr. Osvaldo DiPaolo Harrison.
Coming from a year-long period of monolithic research on gender-based violence in
Argentina and Latin America, Dr. Di Paolo explores the prevalence of this trend in
the writings of Latin American crime fiction which reflect the toxicity of misogyny
in present-day Argentinean life. Topics such as machismo, rape culture, and the pervasiveness
of legal impunity towards gender-based crimes will be thoroughly discussed throughout
Mario Ariza Q&A-October 12 at 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, Virtual
Mario Ariza is an author, journalist, and Dominican immigrant to the United States
who grew up in Miami, Florida. His first book Disposable City: Miami's doom and how
to avoid it details the impact of sea-level rise as a result of climate change in
his hometown. Focusing on the disproportionate impacts on Latinx communities, Ariza
humanizes this complex global crisis in a personal narrative. He will provide a brief
introduction to his book and career before answering student questions.
Those interested in learning more before the event are encouraged to attend the 55-minute documentary screening of Sinking Cities: Miami in MUC 307 on Friday, October 9th at 12:30 p.m., or by watching at this link: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/peril-and-promise/video/watch-sinking-cities-miami/.
The Zoom meeting can be accessed at this link: https://apsu.zoom.us/j/95198124215 For those joining by phone please use the meeting code below: Meeting ID: 951 9812 4215
Honoring Latino Military Heroes- October 14 at 3 pm, MUC Ballrooms
The Hispanic Cultural Center and the Military Student Center cordially invite Latino
U.S. military personnel to an afternoon dedicated to honoring their sacrifices and
efforts. Please stay tuned for more information.
Drive-In Movie: Coco- October 15 at 7 pm, Foy Parking Lot
Join us for a classic style drive-in movie. Park your car, tune to the station, and
enjoy the show! This year we will be showing Coco in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month!
We will have limited snacks that will be distributed upon entering the parking lot,
but feel free to bring your own as well!
Due to social distancing, you will be required to remain in your vehicle for the duration of the movie. The parking lot will open at 6:30 and the movie will begin at 7:00. For safety purposes, please try and be parked by 6:50 pm.