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Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month

September 15 - October 15

Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month is September 15th - October 15th

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latinx Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries and Spain. During this month El Centro and our partners, share history, heritage, and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latinx Americans of past and present.

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Date: Friday, Sept. 15th, 2023
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Dietrick Lawn

Come by to meet the Latinx organizations and resources Virginia Tech has to offer!


La Gran Bienvenida

Diverse Voices in Mathematics Talk Series Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month

Diverse Voices in Mathematics

Date: Friday, September 15th
Coffee & Conversation 3:30 PM
Presentation Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: McB 455

Join our first talk celebrating Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month

Talk Series. Alex Barrios (U of St. Thomas) will talk about the abc conjecture and its equivalent formulation in the realm of ellptic curves. 

Cook Counseling: PALs (every Monday)

Join the cook counseling as they bring us multiple activities to take part during Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month. 

Monday, Sept. 18th: Stress Management Session
Monday Sept. 25th: Sleep Workshop
Monday, Oct. 2nd: Adjusting to College
Monday, Oct. 9th: Recognizing Warning Signs
Monday, Oct. 16th: Self-Care

Location: El Centro

El  Centro Mental Health and Wellness Events

Political Expression and Austerity in Contemporary Cuba: Two Artists Experiences  September 19

Political Expression and Austerity in Contemporary Cuba: Two Artists' Experiences

Join El Centro as we highlight the traditional artistic forms of Cuban representation, connecting the island’s natural features and political iconography. 

Tuesday, September 19th
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: El Centro

Listening Party

Date: Thursday, Sept. 21st
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: El Centro 

Join El Centro as we are lead by Dr. Christopher Campo-Bowen on a listening excursion of music selected by YOU! 

listening party in El Centro with Dr Christopher Camp-Bowen

Hispanic Family Health Panel

Hispanic Family Health Panel

Date: Thursday, Sept. 21st
Register by: September 18th
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: VTCSOM Building, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA

Virginia Tech Carilion and VT Fralin Biomedical invite you to join them for an interactive talk related to Hispanic Health. 

Sample free Hispanic Food from local vendors!

Indigenous Friendship Garden

Date: Friday, Sept. 22nd
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM 
Location: El Centro

Join Chefs, Fabiola Rodriguez and Dave Smoke-McKluskey, as they share with us food from the Indigenous Friendship Garden!


Discover why Latinos and Filipinos are Primos

Why Latinos and Filipinos are Primos

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 26th
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST
Location: El Centro & Virtual
Squires Student Center Room 309 


Catering by Pupusas Mari will be provided!

Chile, 1973-2023: A conversation on Memory, Democracy and Human Rights

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 27th
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: El Centro

Chile 1973-2023 A Conversation on Memory, Democracy and Human Rights

Presentation by Dr. Gonzalo Montero
We will discuss the importance of the arts and culture, the government institutions, and the organizations of the civil society in the shaping of a collective memory and the pursuit of justice

regenerar QA with Direcor Maria Clara, Mediated by Andreaza Jorge

Regenerar: Possible Paths on a wounded planet

Date: Friday, Sept. 29th
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Newman Library, 1st Floor, Goodall Room 

Q&A with Director Maria Clara
Moderated by Andreza Jorge 

Regenerar is a three-part documentary that investigates the relationship between colonial modernity and the climate emergency thorough the lenses of Death, Dream, and Life. Situated thirty years after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the film investigates the possibilities of political imagination beyond the human-nature binary. 

College of Science Community Night

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 3rd
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: El Centro

Join other Hispanic and Latinx science students in El Centro to eat and be in Community!
Everyone welcomed! Dinner Provided!

College of Science Community Night

El Centro's  The Graduate School Latinx Connect Luncheon

Comida Y Comunidad

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 4th, 2022
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Graduate Life Center, Multipurpose Room

Come join us for meaningful conversations with the amazing El Centro and the Graduate school Community!

FREE FOOD -- Music -- Friends!

Celebrating Hispanic-Latinx
Heritage Month 
ACEC & El Centro Collaboration

Chinese Restaurants: Argentina

Date: Tuesday,Oct. 10th, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM EST
Location: El Centro
Squires Student Center RM 309

Join us to watch and discuss "Chinese Restaurants: Latin Passions" A documentary on Chinese restaurants throughout Latin America. We will be watching and episode centered on Argentina!

Light refreshments will be provided. 

CHinese Restaurants: Argentina Documentary

Hispanic and Latinx Community Gathering

Community Gathering: Celebrate Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month

Date: Thursday, Oct. 12th
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: HS&T Roanoke 
FBRI HS&T Library RM G111
4 Riverside Circle Roanoke, VA 24016

Refreshments will be served

El Centro Open House Friday October 13

Latinx and Hispanic
Alumni Society Presents: 
Homecoming Weekend Open House

Date: Friday, Oct. 13th
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: El Centro - Squires 309

Come celebrate with the Latinx and Hispanic Alumni Society!

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Keynote Speaker: Catarina Rivera, MSEd, MPH

Follow Link for Full details!

Catarina Rivera - National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Roundtable - Activism, Rap, and History Telling

Round Table:
Hip Hop Activism and History Telling

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 18th
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Location: Brush Mountain A in the Squires Student Center

Join us for round table discussion, Featuring Kozmik Force along with Dr. Kwame Harrison and Dr. Edward Polanco!

Kozmik Force Concert

 500 Years of Resistance: 60 Minutes of Hip Hop 
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 18th
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Haymarket Theater in the Squires Student Center


Kozmik Force Concert at Moss Arts Center Virginia Tech

12th Annual Hispanic Film Series

Memories of My Father - 9/11-9/17
7 Dogs - 9/18-9/24
My Brother Dream Awake - 9/25-10/1
The Good Boss - 10/2-10/8
This Stolen Country of Mine - 10/9-10/15

Film Series Link Form