Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month 2018


2018 HLHM Event Calendar

All Month

Notable Hispanic/Latinx Jewish People Poster Display

Sponsored by Chaplain/Jewish Life, Hillel

Benson University Center

Learn more about notable people of Hispanic/Latinx descent that are also in the Jewish community.

All month

Life After Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico (exhibit)

Sponsored by Museum of Anthropology

Ongoing, Tues-Sat. 10:00am-4:30pm

The MOA’s annual exhibit celebrates the unique Mexican observance of the Day of the Dead. This year’s exhibit will provide faculty, staff, and students with an opportunity to tell how they celebrate Dia de los Muertos.  Exhibit text is in English and Spanish.


Latinx Student, Faculty, & Staff Reception

Sponsored by Intercultural Center, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

4:00pm, Carswell Hall 212

The Intercultural Center and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host a mixer for Latinx students, faculty, and staff to get to know each other.


OLAS Lounge Grand Opening

Sponsored by Organization of Latin American Students

2:00pm, OLAS Lounge (Piccolo Hall)

We are welcoming all who want to celebrate the opening of our lounge! There will be food and music, so come and celebrate.


Diaz Lewis: 34,000 Pillows

Sponsored by Latin American and Latino Studies

Ongoing, SECCA

Part of an ongoing national project developed by artists Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera and Cara Megan Lewis to draw attention to the immigrant crisis. In a collaborative, performance-based installation at SECCA, Diaz and Lewis will engage participants to create pillows from clothing donated by undocumented immigrants, former detainees, and their supporters. Proceeds from the sales of the pillows will go to non-profits that provide alternatives to detention.


Intercultural Snacks

Sponsored by Intercultural Center, Organization of Latin American Students

11:30am, Benson University Center 346

Stop by the Intercultural Center to learn about our student groups and enjoy snacks that celebrate different cultures.


Tear Down Walls, Build People Up!

Sponsored by AES & Sociology Departments, UndocuDeacs

6:30pm, Z Smith Reynolds Auditorium Room 404

A collaborative event between AES & Sociology departments, UndocuDeacs, SOA Team – to bring an insight to the reality behind the border wall, detention centers, and Policy that affect the border communities.


10th Annual World Cultural Festival

Sponsored by Intercultural Center, Global Programs & Studies, Student Activity Fee

5:30pm-8:00pm, Manchester Plaza

Come enjoy various cultures from around the world through creative displays and activities, a variety of foods, information about student organizations, and several performances!



Sponsored by The Hispanic League

11:00am-7:00pm, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts

Organized by the Hispanic League, FIESTA is the annual FREE street festival which has become a downtown tradition in Winston-Salem and is the biggest fundraiser for the Hispanic League, expecting over 22,000 people each year. All the funds raised from FIESTA sponsors, vendors, and donations- support cultural, health, education, and college scholarship programs for the Hispanic/Latino community year-round. Expect food and music from many countries representing Latin America!


Latinx/Hispanic Women Dialogue

Sponsored by Women’s Center, Intercultural Center

5:00pm, Benson 314

Meet other Latinx/Hispanic women, build community, and discuss your experiences at Wake Forest University.


Blind Date Con un Libro

Sponsored by Intercultural Center, OLAS, Student Activity Fee

12:00pm, Intercultural Center (Benson 346)

Because we tend to judge books by their covers, this event is all about what’s inside the books. Each book, written by Latinx authors and/or with Latinx themes, will have the covers wrapped and will only include a short summary. Come learn more about Hispanic/Latinx literature and take a book home with you.


SoCo (Southern Cone) Info Session

Sponsored by Latin American and Latino Studies, Global Programs & Studies

4:00pm-5:00pm, Kirby 120

Dr. Siavelis, staff from the Study Abroad office and students that participated on the program will be available to present details about the two programs WF offers in Santiago, Chile.  Students attending will have a chance to find answers to any questions they may have about the program, requirements, deadlines, and cost as well as hear the testimonies of students who were part of the program on past semesters.


Musical Presentation:  Tango

Sponsored by Latin American and Latino Studies

6:00pm-8:00 pm, Benson Reece Gallery

A group of musicians directed by Lorena Guillen will perform Tango, typical of Argentina followed by a discussion and a small reception.


Friday Morning Breakfast

Sponsored by Intercultural Center

8:45am, Benson 346 (Intercultural Center lounge)

Kick back and enjoy your favorite throwback shows with FREE breakfast.


Fiesta at the Pit

Sponsored by OLAS, The Pit, Aramark

Lunch time, The Pit

This entire week the pit will by highlighting a traditional South American dish for your enjoyment! The food can by found by the “Mongolian Grill” at the Pit.


Queer Latinx Activists and Advocates Gallery

Sponsored by LGBTQ  Center

Ongoing – display location TBD

The LGBTQ Center is creating a set of posters highlighting the lives and work of LGBTQIA identified Latinx activists and advocates, which will be displayed through the week of October 1-5


The Bandana Project

Sponsored by Intercultural Center and the Safe Office

5:00pm, Intercultural Center Lounge

The Bandana Project is an initiative that was launched to raise awareness of sexual harassment faced by farmworker women. Students will gather for discussion and to make bandanas as a show of solidarity for farm workers who have experienced sexual violence.  Confidential advocates from the Safe Office will be available for support.


Latinx/Hispanic School of Business Alumni Panel 

Sponsored by School of Business

12:15pm BCC (School of Business)

Join WFUSB in recognition of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month! On October 3rd, 2018 in the BBC, ISS is hosting a Latinx/Hispanic School of Business Alumni Panel. Stop by at 12:15pm to network with Wake Forest School of Business alum, learn about their story, career journey and and much more! This event will be facilitated by Dr. Montague. Lunch will be provided! RSVP using this link: https://wakeforest.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_42AabutFyYu9DJr


C3: Queer Latinx Community and Advocacy

Sponsored by LGBTQ Center

3:00pm-4:00 pm, LGBTQ Center (Benson 311)

C3: Building Community over Coffee and Conversation is a weekly program in the LGBTQ Center, each exploring a different topic. This session will focus on the experiences of people identifying at the intersections of being LGBTQ and Latinx.


Just One Word (invite only)

Sponsored by Office of Diversity & Inclusion – Diversity Education, Intercultural Center


“Just One Word” is a moderated dialogue that takes place over a lunch or dinner, during which participants share their understanding and experience of a specific word. By invitation only.


Soul Food Fiesta

Sponsored by Organization of Latin American Students, Black Student Alliance

5:30pm, Benson 401

We will bring together students from different cultural backgrounds to enjoy some traditional Latin American + soul food. As well as enjoying a delicious meal, we seek to engage in dialogue that will help bring our communities closer.


Provide and Thrive

Sponsored by University Counseling Center, Intercultural Center

12:00pm, Intercultural Center (Benson 346)

Join the Intercultural Center and the Counseling Center as we spend time debunking myths related to counseling.  Additionally, we will address some of the roadblocks that prevent people of color from addressing their mental health concerns.


Salsa Dancing

Sponsored by Office of Wellbeing, Intercultural Center, Ritmo Latino

4:00PM, Reynolds Gym

This program will be a salsa dance class for faculty, staff, and students.