Hispanic Heritage Month
Office of AHANA Student Programs
Organized by the Office of AHANA Student Programs, the Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee, the Archbishop Oscar Romero Scholarship Committee, and the Latino/as at Boston College Association
Boston College will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, held from September 15 through October 15, with a series of art presentations, lectures, discussions, and social events.
Hispanic Heritage Month officially begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.
The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month educates both students and the community alike about Hispanic culture, language, and history.
Boston College’s Hispanic Heritage Month events are free and open to all students, faculty, staff, and the greater Boston community.
2012 Hispanic Heritage Month Events at BC
Opening: Latin Soul Arts Festival
Friday, September 14th
O’Neill plaza | 5-7pm
The Latin Soul Arts Festival at Boston College will explore the Latin Arts through an evening packed with food, intercollegiate showcases, a mariachi band, spoken word performances, and more. DJ ESM will be spinning the latest Latino jams, Salsa, Merengue & Bachata! This festival is free and welcomes everyone including undergraduate and graduate students, BC employees, faculty and their families, alumni and the greater Boston community.
¿Quienes Somos? The Photo Exhibit
Monday, September 17th through October 31st
Level One Gallery O’Neill Library
Stop by and check out HHM’s first ever photo exhibit on the first floor of O’Neill. The display consists of student-captured photographs from their emersion trips to Latin American countries. This marketing effort is a proud extension of this year’s theme ¿Quienes Somos? or “Who Are We” in English. The photographs capture the life, scenery, culture that reflects who Latino’s are and their backgrounds without the use words.
Wednesday, September 19th
Devlin 101| 6 pm
Alejandra, Executive Director for Oiste? Is a non-profit organization in the state of Ma, whose mission is to promote the principles and practices of democracy and to advance the political social and economic standing of Latinos and Latinas in the state. More information: http://www.oiste.net/
OLAA 1st General Meeting
Sunday, September 23rd
6pm (Location TBD)
With EXCITEMENT we will welcome new members & reunite with the Organization of Latin American Affairs Familia.
Wednesday, September 26th
Gasson 100| 4:30pm-7:30pm
The Latinos/as at Boston College would like to welcome everyone in the Latino community at BC to join them. Meet new students, faculty & staff. Have a taste of Latino cuisine; win raffles, prizes, souvenirs, gift baskets, and more surprises.
Thursday, September 27th
Devlin 101 | 6pm
Listen to the experiences of BC students who have studied abroad in a Spanish- speaking country, have completed service trips in Latin America, and/or have been involved with community service initiatives among the US Latino community.
Sunday, September 30th
Artesani Park, 1255 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston | 8am
Come join forces or donate in support of this worthy cause: help children and their families who live in extreme poverty in Guatemala. For more Information visit: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/esperanza_sponsors/boston-esperanza-5k/event. This is a walk, roll, fun-run and timed race; all are invited to participate! Show your Latinos/as @Boston College Spirit!
Conexión Latina: A Network of Alumni Eagles
Wednesday, October 3rd
Devlin 101 | 6pm
Join a panel of Latino professionals representing various industries. Make a connection and learn about the choices that enhanced their individual career paths. It’s never too early or late to build lasting relationships.
Latin Culinary Showcase
Tuesday, October 9th
Stuart Hall, Newton Campus
Wednesday, October 10th
Corcoran Commons, Lower Campus
Thursday, October 11th
McElroy, Upper Campus
4:30-8pm (all locations)
The menu in all three dining halls will include several authentic food options from various Latino countries.
El Grito de Poetas
Thursday, October 11th
Vanderslice Cabaret | 6pm
Based in NYC, El Grito de Poetas is a collective of seven diverse Latinos dedicated to educating through creative forms of art, bringing awareness to socio cultural issues, empowering the youth and contributing wisdom and experience through the neo-modern traditional style of spoken word. More information: http://www.elgritodepoetas.com
Friday, October 12th
Gasson 100 | 6:30pm
¿Quienes Somos? You will not want to miss the closing of the Hispanic Heritage Month! Come enjoy the culture, the people and oh yes the Latino food.