Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month 2017


HOLAA Evening Reception (Homecoming Kickoff)
September 15 @ 7pm
Pro Humanitate Institute

The Hispanic/Latino Alumni Association (HOLAA) will be hosting a homecoming reception. This will be a great opportunity to welcome Hispanic and Latino alumni back to campus, enjoy refreshments, and mingle with alumni and staff. Current Hispanic/Latino senior students are also invited to attend.

Sponsor: Hispanic/Latino Alumni Association

Homecoming Tailgate
September 16 @ 1:30pm
Beside the Indoor Tennis Center across from Gate 4

A networking event connecting alumnae professionals with students with the purpose of sharing experiences in a social environment.

Sponsors: Intercultural Center, Association of Wake Forest University Black Alumni, Black Student Alliance, Wake Forest Hispanic/Latino Alumni Association

Friday Morning Breakfast
September 22 @ 8:45am
Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

Kickback and enjoy your favorite throwback shows with FREE breakfast.

Sponsor: Intercultural Center

Latinx Alumni Panel
September 21 @ 6pm
Reynolda Hall 230: Innovation Station (Office of Personal and Career Development)

Interact with a Latinx panel of alumni professionals who are willing to share their career journey and experiences. Enjoy refreshments while mingling with professionals and make valuable connections.

Sponsors: Office of Personal and Career Development, Organization of Latin American Students & the Intercultural Center

9th Annual World Cultural Festival
September 22 @ 5:30pm
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! This year will feature Afro-Peruvian dance performances by Marcos Napa.

Sponsors: Intercultural Center, Student Activity Fee & Global Programs & Studies

Fiesta En El Pit
September 25 @ 12pm
The Pit

Come celebrate the Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month in the Pit! This event will feature food from the Latinx culture.

Sponsors: OLAS & the Pit

Book Discussion: In the Country We Love
September 26 @ 5pm
Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

Join us for a book discussion on Diane Guerrero’s book, In the Country We Love in anticipation of her visit to Wake Forest University as the Journeys to Success Speaker and keynote for the Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month. If you are interested in participating and would like a copy of the book, please contact the Intercultural Center.

Sponsors: Organization of Latin American Students and the Intercultural Center

Women of Color Discussion
September 27 @ 5pm
Benson University Center 314 (Women’s Center)

Join the Intercultural Center and Women’s Center twice per semester for the Women of Color Discussion. Meet other women of color, build community, and discuss your experiences at Wake Forest University. Participate in as many or as few discussions as you would like.The Intercultural Center’s Intercultural Ambassadors will serve as peer-facilitators for the discussion group.

Sponsors: Intercultural Center and Women’s Center

Intercultural Snacks
September 27 @ 11am
Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

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

Sponsor: Intercultural Center

Krudas Cubensi: Conscious Hip Hop from Cuba
September 27 @ 5:30 pm
Salem College, May Dell (Rain location: Hanes Auditorium, Elberson Fine Arts Center)

This lively outdoor concert will feature Krudas Cubensi, or Las Krudas, an activist hip-hop duo hailing fromCuba. The group identifies as Afro-Latin, feminist, queer, and vegan. The music of Las Krudas is beautifully raw, featuring natural and distinctive tones. Committed to raising awareness via “conscious music,” Las Krudascentralizes social issues in its performances. For more information, e-mail culturalevents@nullsalem.edu or call (336) 917-5493

Sponsors: Salem College and Wake Forest University

Journeys to Success Speaker Series with Diane Guerrero
September 28 @ 7pm
Benson University Center Pugh Auditorium

Diane Guerrero is an American actress and author. She is known for her roles as inmate Maritza Ramos on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black and Lina on Jane the Virgin. Among her other roles was a recurring role on Are We There Yet? Guerrero grew up in Boston and remained there after the rest of her family was deported to Colombia. She is an advocate for immigration reform. Her role on Orange Is the New Black has contributed to three consecutive wins for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Guerrero is the author of In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, a memoir about her parents being detained and deported when she was fourteen.

Sponsors: Intercultural Center, Provost Office, Student Activity Fund, Pro Humanitate Institute, Latin American & Latino Studies, Department of Spanish & Italian, Office of Wellbeing, Women’s Center, Global Programs & Studies, Communications Department & Department of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

A Look into Latinx-Muslim Communities Worldwide
October 2 – 7
Benson University Center, 3rd Floor

Did you know that there are several Latinx Muslims worldwide? Discover more by visiting the displays put together by the Muslim Students Association in the Benson Rotunda area.

Sponsor: Muslim Students Association

Latinx Women Discussion
October 4 @ 5pm
Benson University Center 314 (Women’s Center)

Join the Intercultural Center and Women’s Center for the Latinx Women Discussion. Meet other students, build community, and discuss your experiences at Wake Forest University. The Intercultural Center’s Intercultural Ambassadors will serve as peer-facilitators for the discussion group.

Sponsors: Women’s Center & Intercultural Center

First Friday’s
October 6 @ 11:30am
Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

First Fridays is a monthly event that provides a safe space for students to connect through dialogue, free food and fellowship. Stop by the Intercultural Center to immerse in the experience! There will be Latin food options to celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month.

Sponsor: Intercultural Center

Selena & Under the Same Moon Film Screening
October 6 @ 7:00pm
Benson University Center Pugh Auditorium

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla (Jennifer Lopez) is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham (Edward James Olmos), realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez (Jon Seda), who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

Single mother Rosario (Kate del Castillo) leaves her young son Carlitos (Adrian Alonso) in the care of his grandmother and illegally crosses the border into the U.S. Though she hopes to eventually make a better life for herself and her son, she toils in a dead-end job as a cleaning lady in Los Angeles. When Carlitos’ grandmother passes away some years later, the boy begins a difficult and dangerous journey to join her.

Sponsor: Student Union

Soulfood Fiesta
October 8 @ 5:30pm
Benson University Center 401

Traditions and cultures are deeply rooted in cuisine, and what better way to explore and develop a better understanding of culture than by tasting delicious foods and listening to live music at the Soulfood Fiesta? Besides, what’s better than free food?

Sponsors: Black Student Alliance & Organization of Latin American Students

Latinx Language and Identity Panel
October 10 @ 4:30
ZSR Auditorium

Various sociolinguistics issues pertaining to Latinx, such as codeswitching, gender, identity, and transculturation, will be discussed briefly by the panelists. Following the discussion, the audience will be invited to contribute any questions or comments they have regarding any and all Latinx issues.

Panelists: Dr. Margaret Bender (Anthropology), Dr. Tiffany Judy (Spanish & Italian), Dr. Ana León-Tavora (Modern Languages, Salem College; & WGS), and Gabriel Benzecry (WFU student, Jewish Latinx)

Sponsors: Department of Spanish and Italian, Anthropology, Women’s & Gender Studies, Jewish Studies, and Salem College

ZSR en la Noche (Celebration of OLAS’ 10th Anniversary)
October 20 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
ZSR Library

As Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month draws to a close, ZSR and OLAS will provide the opportunity to learn more about the Latinx culture. There will be FREE food and a live band for the evening.

Sponsors: ZSR Library, Organization of Latin American Students
& Student Activity Fee