Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

Calendar of Events

Flag Raising Ceremony

Date: Friday, September 14th, 1:00pm-2:00pm; East Side of Campus (Outside of Diversity Center)

Description: Come out to help us kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with the raising of the flags from three Latin American countries. There will be food!


Pan y Café Discussion: Colorism and Mixed Latinos

Date: Friday, September 21st, 2:00pm-3:00pm; Diversity Center

Description:  Join members of La Familia (Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc., Organization of Latin American Students, and Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. ) and other members of the UIS community as they discuss topics centered around H/L cultural identity.


Name That Culture- Game Night

Date: Monday, September 24th, 9:00pm-11:00pm

Description: Team up with your peers  and come test your knowledge as we explore the diversity in Latin America with a competitive game of “Name that Culture”.


Volunteer Event: St. John’s Breadline

Date: Friday, September 28th 8:00am-10:00am, Meet at LRH for Transportation

Description: Join us for a day of community service.


Pan y Café Discussion: Prejudice and Immigration 

Date: Friday, September 28th, 2:00pm-3:00pm; Diversity Center

Description: People of color often experience similar encounters with the different forms of prejudice. Can you recognize the forms of prejudice in the events happening across the United States over the recent months? Join us to share an evening of discussion and ‘Pan y Cafe’ in a judgement-free environment. The objective of this event is:

  • To introduce the four different forms of prejudice, which are old-fashioned, contemporary, modern-symbolic, aversive and implicit.
  • To analyze different events that have occured with the latin/hispanic culture in the US over the last several months.
  • To connect the similarities between the experiences and treatment of POC in the US.

CIELO Reception and Salsa Night

Date: Sunday, September 30th, 6:00pm; Ballroom, Student Union

Description: Come join us for our annual CIELO Scholarship dinner recption then celebrate after with Salsa Night!


Volunteer Event: St. John’s Breadline

Date: Sunday, September 30th 10:30am-1:30pm, Meet at LRH for Transportation

Description: Join us for a day of community service.


Navigating a PWI, First Generation Struggle Panel/ Discussion

Date: Wednesday,  October 10th, 7:00pm-8:30pm; LRH Great Room

Description: Join us for a panel led by different student leaders of color as we discuss the struggles of navigating through a predominantly white institution and being a first generation student.


Meet La Familia Cookout

Date: Saturday, October 13th, 12:00pm-2:00pm; Rec Park

Description: Come one, come all for an afternoon of food and fun! Enjoy burgers, hot dogs, games and more while getting to know the Latinx community on your campus and to introduce the Latinx support on the UIS campus to families of students who identify as Latinx/Hispanic. Parents are more likely to be at peace with the reassurance that their kids have continued support for their culture through ‘La Familia’ (Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc., Organization of Latin American Students, and Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. ). To showcase the student’s dedication to creating a fun and diverse community that welcomes any and all students who want to learn more about cultures different from their own.


Noche de Cultura

Date: Monday, October 15th, 4:00pm-9:00pm; Student Union Pre-Function Area

Description: The event will allow our African American Alumni and current African American students the chance to interact and socialize around professional topics/employment trends, graduate tips and other advice that will help them foment success while at the same time, enjoying an evening of cultural entertainment.


This month was made possible by :

Diversity Center

Chancellor’s Office

CIELO

Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc.

Necessary Steps

NSOPR

Office of Advancement

Organization of Latin American Students

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

Student Life

UIS Psychology Department

UIS Student Union

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center


For Further Information contact: (217) 206-6333 or diversity@uis.edu