Published September 9, 2022
Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized annually from September 15 to October 15, celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of individuals and communities whose ancestry traces back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
The Intercultural and Diversity Center is proud to present Hispanic Heritage Month. Join us for an opportunity to highlight individuals and communities and their contributions to history, culture, and society.
September 15: Hispanic Heritage Month Student Mixer
3-5 p.m., Student Union Lobby
Come join us as we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) with a Latinx Student Mixer theme. This mixer provides an opportunity to connect students, staff, faculty, and students alike from across the campus. Through a celebration of culture, attendees will enhance cultural awareness and a sense of belonging.
Interested in tabling? Please fill out this form to reserve your table for this event.
September 20: Tough Topics: Are Latinos a Race?
2-3 p.m., SU 240 & Online (http://bit.ly/IDCProgram)
Following centuries of mass migration and colonial rule, the Latinx community has become one of the most diverse ethnic groups in the world. How do you as a Latino define your race? Is colorism a prevalent issue or something of the past? Join us to shed light on Latinx history and discuss present realities.
September 23: The Tea: Curiosity, Conversation, and Community
4-6 p.m., 240 SU
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, this Tea time will be designated to highlight specific challenges of QTPOC (queer and/or trans people of color) at UB and in the WNY region. Food and drink will be provided.
September 27: Tough Topics: Latinx Influences in Pop Culture
2-3 p.m., 240 SU
From Frida Khalo to Bad Bunny, Latinx culture has risen in global popularity, prompting trends and imitations of historic traditions. Why is this problematic? What propelled it to the spotlight? Join us for a discussion...
October 4: Tough Topics: What Makes a Wall: Barriers Within Latinx Identity
2-3 p.m., 240 SU and Online (http://bit.ly/IDCProgram)
Borders exist throughout Latin America, both physical and invisible. Does language inherently bring a sense of belonging? Why are the lines blurred in Latinx self-identity?
October 7: Dessert Hour
3-5 p.m., 240 SU
Join us for our monthly Dessert Hour program Hispanic Heritage Month edition. Have a "flantastic" time with us while enjoying Latinx/Hispanic desserts and a slideshow crediting influential Latinx/Hispanic people!
October 11: Tough Topics: Gender Identity and Expression in the Latinx Community
2-3 p.m., 240 SU
How big of an influence is gender identity in Latinx culture? In what ways does machismo and sexism impact you? Let’s talk about it!
October 11: Javier Avila Student Only Session
3-4 p.m., 330 Student Union/Pride & Tradition Assembly Room
Join us for a student-only session with Javier Avila before his performance at UB's Center for the Arts.
Co-Sponsor: Latin American Student Association
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October 11: Javier Avila One-Man
6 p.m., Center for the Arts, Screening Room
Come watch the autobiographical journey of a man who moves between cultures to provide a fascinating perspective of American Latinos who struggle to dispel misconceptions about their identity and place in the world in Javier Ávila's one man show, "The Trouble with My Name.”
Co-Sponsors: College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Inclusive Excellence, Latin American Student Association,
Additional co-sponsors: Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York , Buffalo State West Side Promise Neighborhood
October 11: Latinx Roots with Kahoot
6-8 p.m., 240 SU
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us at the IDC to learn fun facts about Latinx/Hispanic culture through Kahoot! Prizes will be available for the winners!
September 15: Hispanic Music Spotify Playlist
Stop into SU 240 to listen, relax and enjoy some Hispanic music that will be running throughout the day or listen here at your convenience.