Hispanic Heritage Month


Let’s come together and celebrate the Latino community on our campus!

 

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Hispanic Heritage Month Events

 

Salsa under the Stars

Pulso Caribe will teach Salsa and either Bachata/Merengue to people who attend. Food will also be provided from the countries these dances originated from.

 September 6, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Lake Claire

Hosted by: Sigma Lambda Gamma

Contact: Nicole Diaz, nicolemariediaz@knights.ucf.edu, (321) 276-5818

 

What’s In a Name

Students will be able to explore the cultural implications and such of their names while being made aware of and discussing meanings and origins of other multicultural names. Students will write down their names and stick them on a map!

September 12th, 2018

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Student Union Patio

Host by: Multicultural Student Center

Contact: Pryia Lalchan, Pryia.Lalchan@ucf.edu, (407) 823-0401

 

 Copa Latina

Copa Latina is a soccer tournament that will be taking place at the UCF Intramural Soccer Fields.

September 16, 2018

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Intramural Soccer Fields

Hosted by: Puerto Rican Student Association

Contact: Patricia Yordan, pyordan1227@knights.ucf.edu, (954) 850-2917

 

Festival Latino – Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Celebration

Represent your country by wearing your jerseys or cultural dress, playing your instruments, or waving you flags! Festival Latino will consist of a parade celebrating the 20 Latin American countries, beginning in front of Millican Hall and ending at Memory Mall where the community will be welcomed into a festival-style experience with music, performances, food, and campus and community resources for our students!

September 17, 2018

11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Millican Hall @ 11:30 AM/Memory Mall @ 12:15 PM

Hosted by: Hispanic Heritage Month Committee

Contact: Krystal Vielman, krystal.vielman@ucf.edu, (407) 823-5341

 

Maria: One Year Later

This event will bring the UCF and Central Florida community together to discuss their experiences in responding to Hurricane María and its effects on the Puerto Rican population. The first panel will include students, faculty, and administrative personnel involved in UCF’s response in accommodating students displaced by the hurricane.  The second panel will consist of members of the media and their perspectives in covering the hurricane and its aftermath.  A third panel will discuss elected officials’ perspectives on the hurricane. A lunch will follow to celebrate the newly established Puerto Rico Research Hub at UCF.

September 19, 2018

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

SU Key West Ballroom 218

Hosted by: Puerto Rican Student Association, Puerto Rican Research Hub, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Contact: Dr. Fernando Rivera, Fernando.rivera@ucf.edu, (407) 823-6235

 

 Latino Americans – Part 1 (DIV236)*

Latino Americans is a multi-part PBS documentary series that chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for more than 500 years helped to shape what is the United States and who have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. This is Part 1 of a 3 part certificate series offered by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Pre-registration is required for this workshop.

September 19, 2018

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Barbara Ying Center 140

Hosted by: Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Contact: Rachel Luce-Hitt, Rachel.luce-hitt@ucf.edu, (407) 823-3644

 

United by Hope

Center for Law and Policy’s Distinguished Speaker Series. Join us for a mother and daughter’s testimony of persecution, mid-night escape, the terror of an unknown land, and the comfort found among others seeking a better life.

September 20, 2018

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Morgridge International Reading Center

Hosted by: UCF Legal Student and Mock Trial Team

Contact: Shawn Richichi, shawn.richichi@ucf.edu, 407-823-0625

 

Peruvian Folkloric Dance Class

It is a complimentary dance class for all UCF students to experience and learn about a Peruvian folkloric dance taught by Raymi Dance Company, a local Peruvian dance organization.

September 25, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Garden Key (SU 221)

Hosted by: PerúSA UCF

Contact: Daniella Sauri, Daniella.sauri@knights.ucf.edu, (407) 637-7776

 

 ¡Sabor Latino!

This event will be a Latinx Showcase for people to show off their talents! Whether it is singing, dancing, filmmaking, comedy, creating art, or anything else, everyone has a taste of their culture to share with their community. This is a chance to express one’s creativity in a non-competitive environment surrounded by supportive peers!

September 25, 2018

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Visual Arts Building 132

Hosted by: Latin American Student Association and Campus Activities Board

Contact: Jessica Staley, jessicastaley@knights.ucf.edu, (786) 302-0030 or Angely Tolani, cabevents@ucf.edu, (407) 823-3294

  

Latino Americans – Part 2 (DIV237)*

Latino Americans is a multi-part PBS documentary series that chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for more than 500 years helped to shape what is the United States and who have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. This is Part 2 of a 3 part certificate series offered by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Pre-registration is required for this workshop.

September 26, 2018

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Barbara Ying Center 140

Hosted by: Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Contact: Rachel Luce-Hitt, Rachel.luce-hitt@ucf.edu, (407) 823-3644

 

Defending Our Dreams

Defending Our Dreams is an event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month where there will be dialogue about dreamers. The event will also consist of a LatinX Panel where colorism will be discussed and a Yo Soy LatinX Professional Panel.

September 26, 2018

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cape Florida Ballroom (SU 316CD)

Hosted by: Multicultural Student Center

Contact: Pryia Lalchan, pryia.lalchan@ucf.edu, (407) 823-0401

 

Game Night with PerúSA

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Peruvian Game Night! PerúSA UCF will be facilitating and teaching the origins of traditional Latin and unique Peruvian games. We invite the UCF community to enjoy an evening filled with Latin & Peruvian games, folkloric music and FREE prizes as we celebrate Peru’s rich culture!

September 27, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Princeton Review

Hosted by: PerúSA UCF
Contact: Daniella Sauri, Daniella.sauri@knights.ucf.edu, (407) 637-7776

 

Latinidad and LGBTQ+ Identity (DIV399)*

In acknowledgement of the overlap between Hispanic Heritage Month and LGBTQ+ History Month, this workshop will explore the lived experiences of the Latinx community. The discussion will be led by representatives from QLatinx, a grassroots racial, social, and gender justice organization dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of Orlando’s LGBTQ+ Latinx community.

October 2, 2018

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Barbara Ying Center 140

Hosted by: Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Contact: Dr. Cyndia Muñiz, Cyndia.muniz@ucf.edu, (407) 823-0524

  

LGBTQ+ 101 en español (DIV391)*

Conozca los aspectos que afectan a la comunidad LGBTQ+, homofobia, y heterosexismo, y los beneficios y responsabilices de convertirse en un aliado.  El seminario será ofrecido en inglés y español.

Learn about issues affecting LGBTQ+ people, homophobia, and heterosexism, and the benefits and responsibilities of being an Ally.

The Allies Advance program is now called ‘Safe Zone,’ and has two distinct workshops both 3 hours in length. The Level 1 class will be called LGBTQ+ 101 and can still be used to meet an elective requirement for the SDES Diversity Certificate Series.

The Level 2 class will be called Safe Zone Advocate Training. LGBTQ+ 101 is a mandatory pre-requisite to attend this class. Upon completion of this training, participants can officially identify themselves as a Safe Zone Advocate which will be designated by a placard/pin/patch with the new logo.

Individuals who have already completed Allies training prior to Summer 2013 are welcome to keep their old placard identifying them as an Ally, but must attend both workshops of the new format in order to receive the Safe Zone Advocate designation. Individuals cannot swap out their old placard with a new one, as the material has been significantly changed and expanded from previous years.

 October 4, 2018

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Barbara Ying Center 140

Hosted by: LGBTQ+ Services

Contact: Codie Frank, Codie.Frank@ucf.edu, (407) 823-1401

  

Poder: The Hispanic Market

Hernan Tagliani is a leading Hispanic Communications Expert, Business Speaker and Author. He is also a National and International Contributor to The Business Journals and to Forbes Magazine. He will talk about how Latinos are one of the fastest growing and financially influential consumer segments in the United States. He’ll discuss the $1.5 trillion spending power and how Latinos power the US economy.

October 4, 2018

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

SU Garden Key 221

Hosted by: National Society of Hispanic MBAs

Contact: Gabriel Zayas, prospanicaUCF@gmail.com, (321) 333-7304

 

Mi Familia (My Family)

Building a network of support is important to having a successful college experience. Join us for this unique networking opportunity to meet new peers, faculty, and to celebrate Hispanic culture, and create a community of support. Lunch will be provided for attendees!

October 9, 2018

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Social Justice and Advocacy Lounge (SU 207)

Hosted by: Social Justice and Advocacy

Contact: Dr. Edwanna Andrews, Edwanna.andrews@ucf.edu, (407) 823-0401

  

Taste of Hospitality

Latin American themed food tasting event held at the Rosen Campus.

October 9, 2018

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Rosen Courtyard

Hosted by: Multicultural Student Center

Contact: Pryia Lalchan, pryia.lalchan@ucf.edu, (407) 823-0401

 

Latino Americans – Part 3 (DIV238)*

Latino Americans is a multi-part PBS documentary series that chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for more than 500 years helped to shape what is the United States and who have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. This is Part 3 of a 3 part certificate series offered by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Pre-registration is required for this workshop.

October 10, 2018

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Barbara Ying Center 140

Hosted by: Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Contact: Rachel Luce-Hitt, Rachel.luce-hitt@ucf.edu, (407) 823-3644

  

Cultural Dance Series II – Hispanic Culture

Cultural Dance Series is a partnership between the RWC and Multicultural Student center. Each cultural dance represents a different culture, this one specifically (Cultural Dance Series II) will feature a Hispanic Culture Dance. MSC brings their group to the RWC to instruct a class. This event normally takes place during a Zumba or Hip Hop Cardio class at the RWC. Students that are part of MSC as well as the RWC participate together.

October 15, 2018

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Recreation and Wellness Center – Group Exercise Room

Hosted by: Recreation and Wellness Center

Contact: Valerie Reed, Valerie.reed@ucf.edu, (407) 823-2408

 

Noche Latina: Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Ceremony

Celebrate the closing of Hispanic Heritage Month with performances from our Hispanic Heritage Month Rey y Reina Scholarship Pageant contestants! Food will be provided for attendees.

October 15, 2018

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

SU Pegasus Ballroom

Hosted by: Hispanic Heritage Month Committee

Contact: Krystal Vielman, krystal.vielman@ucf.edu, (407) 823-2408

 

National LatinX AIDS Awareness Day: Rapid HIV Testing Event

Wellness and Health Promotion Services will be providing FREE HIV testing on Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 10am-2pm in honor of National LatinX AIDS Awareness Day. The LatinX community has been disproportionally affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic since the 1990’s. Nationally, efforts are being made to highlight this and get individuals tested. UCF and WHPS have joined those efforts and will be providing risk reduction counseling and contraceptives for FREE as well during the event. It is time to get tested and get educated. We hope to have a greater number of LatinX individuals receive a free rapid HIV test than in previous years.

October 17, 2018

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Wellness and Health Promotion Services

Hosted by: Wellness and Health Promotion Services

Contact: Gabriel Martinez, Gabriel.martinez@gmail.com, (407) 823-3849

 

*Registration is required.