Published On: Thu, Sep 13th, 2018

FAU to Host Events in Honor of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

 

Boca Raton, FL – Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage with a series of events for students and staff beginning Friday, Sept. 14 through Monday, Oct. 15, at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses. The events are free and open to the public.

The 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month theme is “Hispanics: One Endless Voice to Enhance our Traditions.” The theme invites all to reflect on Hispanic/Latinx American traditions, history and culture. 

 The following events will take place at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road:

 

Bodega Central ‘Prelude’

Friday, Sept. 14 from noon to 1 p.m.

Heritage Park Towers Multipurpose Room

 This event is a discussion platform uniting the voices and experiences of our Hispanic/Latinx faculty, staff and students.  Event topics include issues that affect the Hispanic/Latinx community, such as identity formation, immigration, cultural complexities, financial literacy, and social justice.

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 Hispanic Heritage Shabbat ‘Prelude’

Friday, Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Hillel

 The Hispanic Heritage Shabbat “Prelude” is a delicious Latin-themed Shabbat dinner exploring Jewish and Latin connections.

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 Global ‘Cafe con Pan’ on the Go   

Monday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   

Breezeway

 This tabling event will provide information about Hispanic Heritage Month, history, traditions, and where to celebrate in the area.  

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 Immigration and the First Amendment: The United States and the Hispanic/Latinx Experience with Maria Hinojosa

Monday, Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m.

Live Oak Pavilion

 The keynote will feature journalist Maria Hinojosa, followed by a panel discussion. Hinojosa is president and CEO of the Futuro Media Group and anchor/executive producer of “Latino USA” on NPR and “America By the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa” on PBS.

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 Un-naturally Scripted Others in Caribbean Literature

Thursday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m.

Arts and Humanities Building, Room 105

 An information session presented by the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture that features Mary Ann Gosser, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature within the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.

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 Hispanic Health Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Diversity Way

Come to Owls Care Health Promotion’s Hispanic Health Fair and learn strategies for maintaining health, especially as it relates to diabetes, HIV and HPV, mental health stigma, and alcohol consumption.

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Bodega Central

Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Heritage Park Towers Multipurpose Room

A discussion platform uniting the voices and experiences of FAU’s Hispanic/Latinx faculty, staff and students.  Event topics include issues that affect the Hispanic/Latinx community, such as identity formation, immigration, cultural complexities, financial literacy, and social justice.

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 Mortal Doubt: Gang and Order in Guatemala City

Thursday, Oct. 4 from 1 to 2 p.m.
CU 301

 A discussion titled “Mortal Doubt: Gangs and Order in Guatemala City” will be given by Anthony W. Fontes, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of International Service at American University. The event is hosted by the Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative.
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 Latin Fest

Thursday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m.

Live Oak Pavilion

 This will be an evening of celebration as FAU ends Hispanic Heritage Month with free food, music and giveaways.

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 Brazilian Film Series

Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.

Living Room Theaters

 The Brazilian Film Series will be a screening of “Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos),” which will be shown in Portuguese with English subtitles.

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 Free Food FridayDelicias Latinas
Friday, Oct. 5 from noon to 2 p.m.
S.E. Wimberly Library

This free food event is for FAU students, and is inspired by the cuisine of Latin America.

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 Hispanic Women at Work

Monday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Diversity Way

 This event will be looking at the barriers specific to Hispanic/Latina women at work and strategies that they can utilize to help meet their gender equity needs.

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 Annual “Celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage” Address

Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m.

Student Union

 The 2018 Annual “Celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage” address features life and business strategist, journalist and international speaker Ismael Cala. The New York Times has identified this author of bestsellers and social communicator as “the Latin Larry King.” Learn about Cala’s personal journey to success and how the power of mindfulness freed him of a painful history in order to reach his full potential.

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 The following event will take place at FAU’s Fort Lauderdale campus, 111 East Las Olas Blvd.:

 Latin Crafts & Bites
Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 4 to 5 p.m.
HE-713

Learn about the Latin culture through different types of food, activities, and maps.

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 The following events will take place on the John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter:

 Salsa Under the Stars
Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The Burrow

 Come out to the Burrow to learn about Hispanic/Latinx cultures with one of FAU’s Wilkes Honors College faculty.  A professional instructor also will be on-hand to teach salsa dance. Refreshments will be provided.

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 Spanish Game Night
Monday, Oct. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Burrow

Come out to the Burrow to play some classic Spanish games and learn about their history. Refreshments will be provided. The event is co-sponsored by the Spanish Club and Campus Life, Northern Campuses.

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The following events will take place at FAU’s Davie campus, 3200 College Ave.:

Circles of My Multicultural Self
Saturday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m.
Education and Science Building

Students will participate in various breakout sessions including the “Circles of My Multicultural Self” activity. This activity will allow participants to identify the elements of their identities that are most important to them and share with the group. This will be followed with a potluck celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage featuring dishes from Latinx Upward Bound participants’ cultures. The space also will include displays highlighting Latinx Upward Bound participants.

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Bodega Central: Diversity in Latin America

Monday, Sept. 24 from noon to 3 p.m.

Student Union, Room 105

A discussion platform uniting the voices and experiences of FAU’s Hispanic/Latinx faculty, staff, and students. Come and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and discuss what makes Latin America unique and diverse, followed by fun games and activities. Food will be provided.

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 The following event will take place at FAU’s SeaTech campus, 101 North Beach Road:

 Bodega Central: Diversity in Latin America

Monday, Oct. 15 from noon to 2 p.m.

Poolside

 A discussion platform uniting the voices and experiences of our Hispanic/Latinx faculty, staff, and students.  Come learn about the diversity in Latin America by enjoying different types of Hispanic food.

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