Elon to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

From Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, the university will celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of the Latinx/Hispanic communities to the United States.

Elon University students, faculty and staff will be provided with a variety of activities over the next four weeks to celebrate, engage with and learn about the Latinx/Hispanic community.

In 1968, former U.S. President Lyndon Johnson implemented Hispanic Heritage Week to celebrate the histories, cultures and contribution of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South American.

Twenty years later, in 1988, the week was expanded to a full 30-day period starting on Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 every year.

All are encouraged to use this time to learn about those with identities different from their own and to explore new ways of thinking, new connections and new cultures.

Hispanic Heritage Month Events at Elon

Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 5 to 7 p.m.

Lakeside Patio
Come have fun with us as we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the Independence of Mexico and the Central American countries.


Wednesday, Sept. 22, 5 to 8 p.m.

Join us for a series of presentations on issues related to the realities of the Latinx/Hispanic communities.

Identity Panel

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Join us and learn about the complexity and beauty of Latinx/Hispanic identities.

Flamenco Dancers

Thursday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.

McCrary Theatre
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. “Tablao Flamenco.”

Open Mic

Thursday, Oct. 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Come watch different performances by Latinx/Hispanic students, ranging from musical pieces to spoken word.