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Oglethorpe celebrates Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month

The Oglethorpe community is celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month through October 15. 

The national tribute to Latinx culture and history began in 1968 when President Lyndon Johnson created a week-long observation to recognize people of Hispanic descent. The celebration — extended to a month in 1988 — coincides with the independence days of El Salvador, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Chile.

Join Oglethorpe students, faculty, and staff in celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month. Check OU Connect throughout the month for more events and programs.

On campus

Loteria Night

September 12 at  6:30 p.m. Celebrate with student group HOLA [(Hispanic) Oglethorpe Latinx Organization] as they kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with a traditional game night of Loteria. The game is similar to bingo, but players fill their cards with pictures to win. Everyone is welcome to attend! Follow ogle.hola on Instagram for details on future events, including Movie Night and Noche de Estrellas. 

Intercultural Center: Together Tuesdays

In celebration of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month, the Intercultural Center will host events all month. On Sept. 19, join the Intercultural Center for “Songs of Resistance.” Listen to Spanish and English songs of resistance written and/or performed by Latines and enjoy some delicious Latino snacks!

OU students took salsa lessons during the Intercultural Center's first

During the Intercultural Center’s Sept. 12 “Together Tuesday,” award-winning dance studio Paso Fino gave students lessons on Salsa, Bachata and the Merengue.

Latino Movie Night

Join HOLA student group on Sept. 28 and enjoy a movie celebrating Hispanic/Latino heritage.

Latinx Professionals in Psychology: Q&A with Dr. Silvia Henriquez

This event will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month while providing an opportunity to learn about the realm of psychology within the Latinx community. Oglethorpe professor Dr. Silvia Henriquez will share her experiences, stories, and advice and take questions from students.

OU Monarchs: Noche de Rodeo

Come sing and dance as a celebration for the end of the month at a rancho/western karaoke and baile night with OU Monarchs student group and Chi Phi fraternity on Oct. 12.

Noche de Estrellas

On Oct. 13, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with HOLA. Enjoy food from various countries, music and more.

Art Exhibition: “Yehimi Cambrón: Documenting the Undocumented in the South”

Open through October 15. View Mexican artist Yehimi Cambrón’s exhibition at OUMA: Documenting the Undocumented in the South. In her first solo exhibition in Atlanta, she explores a range of personal and political struggles that refuse any singular narrative of what it means to be an immigrant.

Artist Lecture: In Conversation with Yehimi Cambrón

Close out Hispanic Heritage Month with artist Yehimi Cambrón, including an evening lecture and closing reception for her exhibition on October 14. Admission to this special evening with the artist is free and open to the public—no advanced ticketing. No reservations. First come, first seated. 

Off Campus


Sunday, September 17, 3-11 p.m.  OYE! FEST returns to the heart of the city at Underground Atlanta for a day filled with art, music, food, interactive installations, and more! This festival highlights the Latino creative scene of the city and bringing together music, art, food, and local Latino-owned businesses for a celebration of our community!

Rooted in Our Latinx Heritage

September 15 – October 13. In celebration of the depth that the Latinx world brings to our society, Placita Latina presents its third annual invitational art exhibition. Seven Latinx artists with diverse backgrounds and representing seven countries come together to share their perspectives and stories in a month-long art exhibition.

Student gather during an Intercultural Center's "Together Tuesday" to take dance lessons in celebration of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month.

Students celebrated the start of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month with dance lessons in the Intercultural Center.

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