Clemson University joins the nation in celebrating Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month during the next few weeks.
Jerad Green, associate director for multicultural programs in the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Center at Clemson, said, “Between our rebranding of the month’s title to the innovative programs we’re offering, Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month has already generated a lot of buzz throughout campus.”
Green said Clemson’s interest and commitment to deepening its understanding of Hispanic/Latinx communities is the most exciting part.
Upcoming events during Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month include:
Salsa at Sunset
Friday, Sept. 20
Clemson University | South Green Lawn
Salsa Lessons from 6–7 p.m.
Come dance the night away under the stars at this year’s Salsa at Sunset. A Greenville staple is making a special stop at Clemson University. This year’s event features David Rodriguez and the Latin Caravan, a local salsa band from the Upstate region. The Pura Alegria Dance Company will be providing free dance lessons from 6 – 7 p.m. with the live music portion starting at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
David Peebles Room | Hendrix Student Center
The topic of discussion will be Pathways to Citizenship: Los Caminos a la Ciudadanía. The event will consist of a panel of Clemson students with different personal experiences and perspectives relating to this topic. The main purpose of the event is to educate and facilitate a forum for questions that aim to clear misconceptions regarding the paths to become American citizens with an emphasis on migrants from Latin America
El Camino a Clemson*
Saturday, Sept. 28
9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Tillman Hall auditorium
* Click the name of the event to RSVP
Clemson University, in collaboration with Admissions and various Latin-based organizations, invited Hispanic/Latinx students and families from local and regional high schools to spend a day at Clemson University to discuss the importance of education. Participants will also engage with current Clemson students, faculty, and staff while learning about the transition from high school to college.
“Harvest Season” Film Showing
Friday, Oct. 4
McKissick Theatre | Hendrix Student Center
Join us for a screening followed by a discussion of “Harvest Season” a film by award-winning filmmaker Bernado Ruiz. Harvest Season probes the lives of multigenerational Latinos, temporary laborers and permanent residents intimately connected to the production of premium wines in the Napa and Sonoma regions of northern California-in the midst of one of the most dramatic grape harvests in recent memory.
Grab n’ Go
A lunch designed to fellowship with new and old friends and to talk about the future of Clemson.
Friday, Oct 11
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Brown Room | Cooper Library
Noche de Gala
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Grand Ballroom | Madren Center
Tickets for this event can be purchased online or at the door.
This culminating event for Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month will include live entertainment and authentic food. Recognition awards will be presented to those individuals who have contributed to enhancing the campus climate for Hispanic and Latinx students, faculty and staff. Tickets for the event will soon be available for purchase.