Several events at The University of Toledo are planned to honor Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
“Hispanic Heritage Month highlights the contributions of Hispanics/Latinx people in history and contemporary society by bringing awareness to emerging issues,” Aleiah Jones, program coordinator with the Office of Multicultural Student Success, said. “We are excited to bring more than a dozen events to campus this year.”
• Monday, Sept. 17 — Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Luncheon, noon to 2 p.m., Thompson Student Union Room 2584. Stop by for a free taco bar courtesy of La Michoacana and learn more about Hispanic/Latino student organizations and departments.
• Thursday, Sept. 20 — Diamante Awards, 6 p.m., Center for Fine and Performing Arts at Owens Community College. Awards for Latino leadership and achievements in northwest Ohio will be presented at this event, which is co-sponsored by UT, Bowling Green State University, Owens Community College and Lourdes University. Tickets are $75 for the public and $25 for students in advance at eventbrite.com/e/2018-diamante-awards-tickets-48200533092.
• Thursday, Sept. 27 — Ted Talk: Latinx Initiatives, 5 p.m., Thompson Student Union Room 2584. The Office of Multicultural Student Success will host a panel discussion on Latinx identities.
• Saturday, Sept. 29, through Monday, Oct. 15 — Latinx Comic Book and Graphic Novel Display, Carlson Library Information Commons. Check out the Latinx community’s impact on this literary art form. The exhibit can be viewed during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday from 7:30 to 1 a.m.; Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 to 1 a.m.
• Monday, Oct. 1 — Film Screening, “Gay and Undocumented: Moises Serrano Fights for Justice,” 7:30 p.m., University Hall Room 4280. Follow the story of Serranos, an undocumented gay man living in rural North Carolina.
• Wednesday, Oct. 3 — Latino Business Owners Panel, 7 p.m., Scott Park Student Center on Scott Park Campus. Local Latino business owners will share their stories.
• Saturday, Oct. 6 — Latino Alumni Affiliate Homecoming Tailgate, 10 a.m., lot 10 north of the Glass Bowl. Psych up for the UT-BGSU football game! Bring a dish to share.
• Monday, Oct. 8 — Film Screening, “Crossing Arizona,” 6 p.m., Carlson Library Room 1005. A panel discussion will be held after the documentary that focuses on illegal immigration and security on the U.S.-Mexico border.
• Friday, Oct. 12 — NAMI’s Latino Mental Health Forum, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thompson Student Union Auditorium. The National Association of Mental Illness of Greater Toledo will host its fourth annual forum; this year’s theme is “Emerging Issues in Behavioral Health.” Sessions will examine the impact of trauma, working with families, and the substance abuse epidemic. The event is free, but space is limited; register at eventbrite.com/e/nami-4th-annual-latino-mental-health-forum-emerging-issues-in-behavioral-health-tickets-48606797239.
• Sunday, Oct. 14 — Unidos: Keeping Families Together Fundraiser, 5 to 7 p.m., Thompson Student Union Ingman Room. Immigration will be discussed. The event is free, but donations will be accepted at the door to benefit Advocates for Basic Legal Equality of Toledo.
• Monday, Oct. 15 — Film Screening, “Frida,” 7:30 p.m., University Hall Room 4280. Watch the biopic drama about surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.
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