FAU | FAU to Host Events in Honor of Hispanic/Latina/o/x Heritage Month – Florida Atlantic University

FAU | FAU to Host Events in Honor of Hispanic/Latina/o/x Heritage Month – Florida Atlantic University

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Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Hispanic/Latina/o/x Heritage with a series of events beginning Thursday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 15 at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses. The events are free and open to the public.
The 2022 theme is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation,” to honor the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latina/o/x Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.
The following events will take place at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road:
LSU Coffee House
Thursday, Sept. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Live Oak A and B, Student Union
The LSU coffee house is an event presented by Latina/o/x Student Union which includes music, performances, coffee and pastries.

FAU vs UCF Paraíso Tailgate
Saturday, Sept. 17 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Palm Beach State Aqua Parking Lot
The tailgate will bring students together to celebrate the Hispanic/Latina/o/x community at both Hispanic-Serving institutions.

Noche de Eloteria
Thursday, Sept. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Palms MPR, Student Union
Join Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. to play Lotería (games) while they make Elotes (Mexican street corn on the cob).

Chisme x Café Podcast
Friday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to noon
Instagram Live: @fau_ideas or Room 206, Student Union
This interview-podcast style type of dialogue will feature one student and one professional of Hispanic/Latina/o/x cultural heritage for each session as they are asked personal and professional questions so the FAU community can get to know their fellow Owls.

FUTUROS Retreat
Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grand Palm Room, Student Union
The FUTUROS Retreat is a one-day, cohort-based retreat for participants to connect with one another, develop personal and professional skills, and begin transforming leadership potential into action. This year’s focus is on encouraging participants to build comunidad (community), enhance their educational experiences and to reflect on the complex notions of their Latinidad (Latina/o/x identity). To register, click here.

Día de Ciencias
Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon to 4 p.m.
Gangal Hall, Engineering East
This event is hosted by the Society of Hispanic Engineering Professional to engage and inspire Hispanic youth to pursue STEM degrees and careers.

Casita FAU
Monday, Sept. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Live Oak, Student Union
Program Board and Multicultural Programming will be incorporate the “Encanto” movie theme along with the Colombian culture that the movie is inspired by through food, craft and entertainment.

Latinx Mental Health
Monday, Sept. 26 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS will host an informative workshop about mental health among Latinx communities, with a focus on areas of suffering as well as well-being and resiliency within Latin culture.

Un Verano Con APsi: Enséñame a Relajar
Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Majestic Palm, Student Union
Join Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc.to talk about stresses that come with being a first-generation college student or a college student in a Hispanic/Latinx household.

SIAversary BBQ
Saturday, Oct. 1 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Housing Lawn
Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha Sorority, Inc. will celebrate 32 years of sisterhood. Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. is a Latina-based sorority devoted to serving our community while fostering a sense of pride and respect in our heritage.

Que Calor
Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Palms MPR, Student Union
Join Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. to decorate white handheld fans with flags representing their cultural heritage.

Chisme x Café Podcast
Friday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to noon
Instagram Live: @fau_ideas or Room 206, Student Union
An interview-podcast style type of dialogue featuring one student and one professional of Hispanic/Latina/o/x cultural heritage for each session as they are asked personal and professional questions so the FAU community can get to know their fellow Owls.

Una Noche De Baile – Latin Dance Night
Friday, Oct. 7 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Live Oak, Student Union
Join the United Greek Council to listen to Hispanic/Latina/o/x music, learn dances from Latin American countries and mingle with other students from the FAU community.

Homecoming Week: Fiesta con Friends
Monday, Oct. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Housing Lawn
Come celebrate Homecoming with the friends that become your familia. There will be food, music, crafts and dancing.

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD)
Friday, Oct. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon
SHS Boca Clinic, SS8W 240
Student Health Services is offering one-day appointments (required) for no cost HIV screening. This event provides an opportunity to reach the Latinx/Hispanic campus community by promoting HIV testing and providing HIV prevention education.

Noche de Caribe/Caribbean Night
Friday, Oct. 14 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Student Union
An event to conclude Hispanic/Latina/o/x Heritage Month and celebrate Caribbean students, as well. The celebration will include dembo, reggaeton, salsa, merengue, bachata, reggae, calypso and more.

The following events will take place at FAU’s Davie campus, 3200 College Ave.:
Fiesta Sensacional del Barrio (Sensational Block Party)
Monday, Sept. 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Liberal Arts Breezeway
Celebrate Hispanic/Latina/o/x Heritage Month with music, food and friendship bracelet making while learning about the cultural history and impact of Hispanic/Latina/o/x leaders.

Let’s Tacoabout it Tuesday
Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Oasis Lounge
Learn about the origins of Hispanic/Latina/o/x Heritage Month while enjoying tacos.

The following events will take place on the John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter:
Salsa Under the Stars
Thursday, Sept. 22 from 6 to 7 p.m.
SR 149, The Burrow
Come out to the Burrow to learn about Hispanic/Latina/o/x cultures and how to salsa dance from a professional instructor. Refreshments will be provided.

Tiempo de Trivia
Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
SR 149, The Burrow
This event is intended as a celebration of the Hispanic language and culture. There will be a “Jeopardy” game to expand knowledge and appreciation of the distance Hispanic cultures and all they have to offer to the world.

Piñata Party
Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
SR 149, The Burrow
Make your own piñata with “Crafting with a Cause,” in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The following events will take place at FAU’s Fort Lauderdale Campus, 111 E. Las Olas Blvd.:
Fiesta Sensacional del Barrio (Sensational Block Party)
Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
MetroLAB
Celebrate Hispanic/Latina/o/x Heritage Month with music, food and friendship bracelet making while learning about the cultural history and impact of Hispanic/Latina/o/x leaders.

‘Encanto’ Movie Night
Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Broward College Student Life Center
Visit Colombian culture with a movie night experience of Disney’s “Encanto” complete with dinner and themed giveaways.

The following event will take place at FAU’s SeaTech campus, 101 North Beach Road:
Fiesta Sensacional del Barrio (Sensational Block Party)
Monday, Sept. 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Poolside
Celebrate Hispanic/Latina/o/x Heritage Month with music, food, and friendship bracelet making while learning about the cultural history and impact of Hispanic/Latina/o/x leaders.
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