Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are bringing you a lineup of events that encourage dialogue and celebration. Follow us on Facebook for information about the events listed below and more.

Artist Talk  |  Herman Aguirre: Chunks

SEP 13  |  1-2 pm  |  The Rita, Foundation Gallery

Begin your Hispanic Heritage Month by joining us in welcoming the exceptionally talented Chicago-based artist Herman Aguirre to the Foundation Gallery. His work, on display through October 16, explores abstract and representational ideas to bring forth the immediacy of issues regarding war, trauma, and loss. Learn more.

“As a Mexican American, I use my identity, culture, and traditions as a potent form of inspiration. Through the materiality of paint, I try to capture the essence of an image referencing personal and public events. Whether political, social, or personal: the objects, images, and events become conduits for obsessive ideas.”  - Herman Aguirre, Artist

Kick Off Event  |  Festejo de Líderes

SEP 18  |  12 pm  |  Wyllie Hall, Main Place

Our campus and local communities are shaped by leaders who speak up, take action, and rally others to support a cause. The College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies and the College of Arts and Humanities welcome four inaugural recipients of the Hispanic Leadership Award to campus. Celebration includes light food and refreshments, as well as a musical performance by local artists. Free public event.


Please RSVP by September 12. SUBMIT YOUR RSVP

Afro Latino Night  |  Cultural Discussion

SEP 27  |  5-6 pm  |  Simon Akindes

Professor Simon Akindes leads a second annual cultural discussion on the evolution of the "Afro Latino" movement in central and south American, Spanish-speaking countries. Presentation includes discussion, music, light refreshments, and videos.

Presented by Latinos Unidos & Black Student Union

¡Baila Conmigo! 

SEP 29  |  1-4 pm  |  Kenosha Senior Center  |  2717 67th St, Kenosha, WI 53143

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of free music, dancing, food, and cultural activities brought to you by local public service and educational partners! Featuring dance demonstrations by Fred Astaire Dance Studio and local Latinos without Borders, as well as a performance in the final hour of the event by Marimba Luna Maya (Chicago). 

Food and drink provided by El Sarape and La Fe Cafe
Presented by College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies


For FREE tickets, call 262-605-6646  |  Max. 6 tickets per family

Hispanic Leaders in Business

OCT 10  |  12 pm  |  Molinaro Hall D111

Students of Latinos Unidos host a local business professional from Racine to lead a discussion regarding her personal journey in the professional world of business and her advice to young Hispanic leaders. Participants are encouraged to prepare questions for the guest speaker. Light refreshments will be served. Presentation is approximately one hour.

Presented by Latinos Unidos & OMSA

Goodbye Fiesta

OCT 12  |  7-9 pm  |  Student Center, The Den

Come out and have fun with students of  Latinos Unidos as they close out Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 at their annual goodbye fiesta! There will be free food, fun, music, entertainment, and dancing. Everyone is welcome. Doors open at 6:30pm. Free public event.

Presented by Latinos Unidos & OMSA


Felicia Dominguez  |  262-595-3001  |   domingue@uwp.edu

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