Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month begins Sept. 15

This is a guest post from organizers of the Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month:

Wake Forest’s Intercultural Center, Organization of Latin American Students and the Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Committee have announced a month of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month events and activities beginning Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 on the center’s website.

Kicking off the month will be a Homecoming reception hosted by the Hispanic/Latino Alumni Association welcoming Hispanic and Latino alumni back to campus to enjoy refreshments, and mingle with alumni and staff. The event will start at 9 p.m. at the PHI House and is open to alumni, faculty/staff, and current seniors.

The month’s keynote event will feature actress/author Diane Guerrero from Orange Is the New Black. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in Pugh Auditorium (Benson University Center). Participating in a moderated discussion by José Villalba (Interim CDO), Guerrero will discuss immigration reform, life experiences and her book, In the Country We Love.

Other events and activities planned for the month include a Latinx Alumni Panel; a Women of Color Discussion group; a Latinx Language & Identity Panel discussing various sociolinguistics issues pertaining to Latinx; Soul Food Fiesta; ZSR en la Noche, celebrating OLAS’ 10th Anniversary; and much more.

For details, visit interculturalcenter.wfu.edu/unidosenwake.