Latinx Heritage Month 2021

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The Intercultural Center, along with the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS), would like to invite you to observe this year’s Latinx Heritage Month (LHM) from September 15 – October 15. At Wake Forest University, we use the term “Latinx” to encompass all gender identities that are represented in the Latin American community, in addition to individuals who identify as Hispanic/Latina/Latino. Latin America refers to the Spanish speaking countries and cultures found throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean.


Calendar of Events

9/15 – Global Food Tabling

11:30AM -1:30PM

The Pit

Arepas and Tres Leches Cake will be served to honor Latinx Heritage Month. 

Global Food Committee, Harvest Table, Food Collaboration Committee


9/20 – Muslims in Latin America

All Day

Benson 3rd Floor Rotunda

Learn about Muslims in Latin America by reading about it on our informative posters. The posters will be on display from 9/20 – 9/24.

Muslim Student Association, Muslim Life


9/21- My Shelf to Yours


Benson 346

Stop by the Intercultural Center to pick from a selection of books authored by and about Latinx people. 

Intercultural Center


9/23 – Churros and Horchata

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Davis Field Tents B

Come celebrate Latin Heritage Month with OLAS by grabbing a churro and some horchata!

Organization of Latin American Students


9/24 – 12th Annual World Cultural Festival

5:30PM – 7:30PM

Manchester Plaza

The Intercultural Center is excited to celebrate the 12th Annual World Cultural Festival. Come enjoy various cultures from around the world through creative displays and activities, a variety of foods, information about student organizations, campus offices and more! 

Intercultural Center


9/27 – iLab Lunch & Learn


Register HERE

Culturally Relevant Leadership Learning with Dr. Maritza Torres: The culturally relevant leadership learning model is a framework for transforming leadership programs to address the advantages and disadvantages difference creates (Bertrand Jones et al., 2016). Grounded in Ladson-Billings (1995) culturally relevant pedagogy, this model takes an asset-based approach to students and their leadership learning development.

Intercultural Center


9/28 – Karaoke Night

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Zick’s Underground

Sing your heart out to Latin hits with OLAS!

Organization of Latin American Students


9/29 – Latinx Women’s Brunch


In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, the Women’s Center is hosting our 2nd Annual Latinx Women’s Brunch open to women-identified faculty, staff and students of Latinx descent.

Reynolda Patio

Women’s Center


9/30- Latinx Heritage Month Study Abroad Information Session


Reynolda Hall, Room 301

Study Abroad Information Session covering general information and more on relevant programs/regions.

Center for Global Programs and Studies


10/1- First Friday: Latinx Heritage Month Edition


Benson 346

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month on First Friday with Latin food and music. 

Intercultural Center


10/1- Mis Raices: Why Ethnic Identity Matters for Mental Health and Academic Achievement


Location TBD

Psychology researchers have found that a positive sense of ethnic identity amongst Latinx students is correlated with positive mental health outcomes and positive academic outcomes. The presenters will provide a brief overview of the relevant findings and facilitate discussion.

University Counseling Center


10/1- OLAS Formal

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Dress to impress and dance the night away with OLAS.

Martin Lounge

Organization of Latin American Students


10/04 – Game Night

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Zick’s Underground

Do you have what it takes to come out on top? Our Latin inspired games will put you up to some serious competition while letting you experience different cultures!

Organization of Latin American Students


10/13- Fiesta on the Quad

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Manchester Plaza

Join us for Fiesta on the Quad! We want to showcase the different regions of Latin America, so there will be foods of all kinds and music!

Organization of Latin American Students


10/13- The Changing Dynamic of a DEI Culture with George Herrera


Farrell Hall

The Wake Forest School of Business will host George Herrera, former President & CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, for  “The Changing Dynamics of a DEI Culture” followed by Q&A.  

School of Business


10/14- D.E.A.C. Allies Special Topics: LGBTQ+Latinx 


Register for Virtual Meeting HERE

D.E.A.C. Allies: Special Topics sessions are workshops that are offered on a one-time or limited time basis and offer a deep dive into specific identities, intersections, skills, and experiences. This workshop will explore the intersections of identities and experiences of Latinx LGBTQ+ people both domestically and internationally.

LGBTQ+ Center


10/14- Panel on Housing and Immigration


Register for Online Panel

The Race, Inequality, and Policy Initiative (RIPI) invites students, faculty, and community members to an online panel on Housing and Immigration addressing the current housing situation, specifically evictions, the rental/buying application process, and other issues the immigrant and refugee community faces here in Winston-Salem and the triad.

Race, Inequality, and Policy Initiative (RIPI)