To honor the upcoming Latino/a/x Heritage Month, the office of multicultural programs at Missouri State University will host several events and activities on campus.
They begin Sept. 19 and run until Oct. 15.
“It’s important to learn more about the Latino/a/x heritage and many communities included under the ‘Latino/a/x umbrella’,” said Dr. Nina Barudzic, MSU director of multicultural programs.
“The goal of the multicultural programs events is to assist each of us to become more aware, compassionate and constructive people in the quest for equity.”
List of events
The events are free to attend and a few are open to the public.
Latino/a/x Heritage Month Speaker: Hear from a Latino/a/x community leader. The event is at 7 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union (PSU) Theatre (open to the public).
Night of Bachata and Salsa: Learn some Latin dance steps and enjoy some authentic food. The event begins at 6 p.m. in PSU Ballroom East.
Tres Vidas: The Life of Three Legendary Latinas: Enjoy a theatre performance about the lives of three notable individuals. This performance is at 6 p.m. in the PSU Theatre (open to the public).
Movie Night: Watch a film about the Latino/a/x community and learn from a film professor. The event begins at 5 p.m. in the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC).
Latino/a/x Student Org. Dispels Stereotypes: Join students to discuss common Latino/a/x stereotypes while enjoying some free cookies. The event begins at 3 p.m. in the MRC.
Individuals who need special assistance to fully participate in these events should contact the office of multicultural programs at least one week before the events at email@example.com.