Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) events at Georgia Tech celebrate and recognize the economic, scientific, cultural, and social contributions of Latinos in the United States. OHI advises a student committee to coordinate efforts with several Hispanic/Latino student organizations in organizing the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration from mid-September to mid-October.
2019 HHM events include:
- Kickoff on Monday, September 16, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Campanile (Rain location: Skiles Courtyard) -- Celebrating Hispanic culture and endeavors, the HHM Kickoff offers live music and food, while guests network and learn more about the corporate sponsors and Hispanic and Latino student organizations.
- 2nd Annual Lecture on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Student Center Ballroom -- As part of Institute Diversity’s Intercultural Lecture Series, the 2019 HHM Lecture will feature Rosario Marin, former U.S. Treasurer, public speaker, political analyst, and author. Lecture registration is now open here.
- Mini World Cup on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 1-5 p.m. at the CRC Stamps Fields -- Provides a friendly competition where students, faculty, and/or staff play on teams that represent different countries across the world. (Team registration information will be available in late August.)
- Cultural Mastery Workshop on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Student Center Ballroom -- An interactive workshop by Ricardo Gonzalez that creates meaningful internal transformation regarding people's approach to diverse cultures and how to connect, create and collaborate with people different from ourselves. (Co-sponsored by OHI, HOLA ERG and Coca-Cola’s Hispanic BRG.)
- "The Trouble with My Name" on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Student Center Theater -- A humor-filled one-man show by Javier Avila that embraces the autobiographical journey of a man who moves between cultures to provide a fascinating perspective of American Latinos who struggle to dispel misconceptions about their identity and place in the world. It examines the issues of language, race, and social justice in an eye-opening performance that breaks barriers and embraces the diversity of a nation whose history is rich and colorful.
All events are free. (Registration is required for the Mini World Cup, Cultural Mastery Workshop, and Lecture.) Links and further information will be provided soon.
Click here to view photos from previous HHM events.