Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month

September 15 - October 15

Hisoanic heritage month

Beginning in 1988, Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Welcome Latinx Cookout

  • September 15
  • Blacksburg Municipal Park

8th Annual Hispanic Film Series

  • September 17 – October 15 (Every Tuesday)
  • Fralin Hall Auditorium
  • 8 p.m.

Dr. Justin Badgerow

  • Concert of Brazilian piano music
  • September 19
  • 7:30 p.m. - Squires Recital Salon
  • Dr. Justin Badgerow, pianist
  • Admission - Free
  • Join us, we have a guest pianist visiting next week, Dr. Justin Badgerow. He will be presenting a concert of piano works of Brazilian composers include Villa-Lobos, Francisco Mignone, and Paulo Godim. Brazilian music is one of his particular research interests, he has traveled to the country to work closely with Brazilian musicians on these scores, and will be recording the recital next year.

International Café Hour - Colombia

  • September 20
  • Deet’s Place
  • 4 p.m.
  • Come join LASO Latino Association of Student Organizations and SalsaTech for for International Café Hour. Join for free refreshments and snacks from Colombia, door prizes, and cultural conversation!

Comida y Comunidad

  • September 25
  • 12 p.m.
  • El Centro
  • Come join us for meaningful conversations with the amazing community in El Centro! We will have guest speakers and delicious food!

Welcome to Latin Link

  • September 26
  • Torgersen Hall 1060

Latinx Gala: Noche de Carnaval

  • September 28
  • GLC Multipurpose Room
  • 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Comida y Comunidad

  • October 1
  • El Centro

New Potosí of the World – Dr. Kris Lane

  • October 2
  • Robeson Hall 210
  • 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Mark Weiss - Poet

  • October 3
  • El Centro
  • 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Poet and acclaimed translator of Latin American poetry
  • A Talk On Translation

Dr. Felicia Arriaga

  • October 8
  • ICTAS I – Kelly Hall – Room 310
  • 1 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology at Appalachian State University, on the topic of immigration enforcement, community conversations, and how the process of U-Visa approval may be facilitated or inhibited in given jurisdictional environments.

Nuestros Colores

  • October 10
  • 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Come to El Centro and Paint your culture in community

Latin Link Homecoming – Presented by Desiree Velez

  • October 10
  • Torgersen Hall 1060
  • 6 p.m.

Environment panel

  • Dr. Desirée Poets
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • October 14
  • El Centro
  • 3:30 - 5 p.m.

The Culture of Fútbol

  • Dr. Patrick Ridge
  • Assistant Professor of Spanish
  • October 18
  • El Centro
  • 4:30 - 6 p.m.
  • Watched and played by millions, soccer represents one of the most significant cultural institutions in Spain and Latin America. This talk will examine questions of nationality, race, gender, identity, politics, and religion as they relate to soccer.

Latinx Symposium

  • October 25
  • Old Dominion Ballroom
  • 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

If you are in need of an accommodation, please contact Veronica Montes at 540-231-8584 or email vmontes@vt.edu.