Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2023 through a variety of gatherings, events

Elon University will celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of the Latinx/Hispanic communities to the United States.

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Elon University students, faculty and staff will be able to attend different events and activities over the next few weeks. During this time, everyone will have the opportunity to experience, learn and celebrate 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 America. Twenty years later, the week was expanded to a full 30-day period starting on Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 every year.

Everyone is encouraged to participate, make new connections, learn and explore new cultures.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2023 events at Elon

Latin American Studies Film Festival Presents: Frenemies (Cuban Film)

Tuesday, Sept. 12 | Turner Theater | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

This screening is part of the Latin American Studies Film Festival, which offers an instance of critical reflection on the intercultural roots of global peace throughout recent Latin American documentaries.

The Camarada Tango Quartet and Dancers “Tango Obsession” (Elon Lyceum Series in Recognition of HHM)

Tuesday, Sept. 14 | McCrary Theater, Center for the Arts | 7:30 p.m.

“Tango Obsession” features musical selections from the traditional Tango of Toto Damario and Mariano Mores to the seductive rhythms of Astor Piazzolla’s beloved masterworks.

Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off Festival

Friday, Sept. 15 | Medallion Plaza | 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Come have fun with us as we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the independence of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. There will be live performances, music, vendors and food!

Hispanic Heritage Month Book Display

Friday, Sept. 15 – Oct. 18 | Belk Library

Belk Library will have multiple books authored by Latinx/Hispanic folk, as well as a curated list of audio books for Hispanic Heritage Month on the Libby app.

SUB Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia

Thursday, Sept. 21 | Lakeside | 10 p.m.

Join the Student Union Board for a special Hispanic Heritage Month-themed trivia! For more info, contact @elonsub on Instagram.

SUB Cinema Presents: ‘Coco’

Friday, Sept. 22 & Saturday, Sept. 23 | Turner Theater | 8 & 10:30 p.m.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, SUB will be showing the Disney Pixar movie, “Coco.”

Perspectivas (Student Dialogue)

Wednesday, Sept. 27 | McKinnon F | 6 – 7:30 p.m.

An opportunity for Latinx/Hispanic students to have deliberative dialogue on the topic of assimilation.

Latinx/Hispanic Graduate Student Ice Cream Social

Thursday, Sept. 28 | Lucha Libre Ice Cream & Churros (In Greensboro) | 6 – 8 p.m.

An ice cream social for Latinx/Hispanic identifying graduate students to network with Latinx/Hispanic faculty and staff. Lucha Libre Ice Cream & Churros is located on 4925 W. Market St. in Greensboro.

SUB Hispanic Heritage Month Themed – Paint 101

Thursday, Sept. 28 | Location to be announced | 10 p.m.

SUB is hosting a paint night for Hispanic Heritage Month! Come paint, meet other students and have some fun!

Noche Latina

Saturday, Sept. 30 | Rudd Field | 7:30 p.m.

Join is for a night of fun, music and soccer as we cheer on the Phoenix men’s soccer! Announcements will be made in both English and Spanish.

Gala Latina

Friday, Oct. 6 | LaRose Commons | 6:30 – 8 p.m.

A celebration of Latinx/Hispanic student success, dedicated to the empowerment of students, faculty, and staff who identify as Latinx/Hispanic.

Café con Leche with Friends

Tuesday, Oct. 17 | El Centro | 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Our café con leche with friends this semester is a partnership with CREDE to highlight Anam/Latinx intersectionalities. Join us for a boba bar and a discussion around the book “Café Con Lychee” by Emery Lee.

Latinx/Hispanic Homecoming Tailgate

Saturday, Oct. 21 | Rudd Field | 11 a.m.

A classic American tradition with a twist, including Latinx/Hispanic music and food.

Identity Panel

Wednesday, Oct. 25 | Lakeside 214 | 6 – 7 p.m.

Learn about the complexity and intersectionalities of Latinx/Hispanic identities. A panel will be formed by Elon students, faculty and staff that identify as Latinx/Hispanic.

La Habana Night

Friday, Oct. 27 | Taphouse | 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

The Latinx-Hispanic union is throwing their semesterly dance party with great Latino music and free food!

Dejame Enseñarte Latinx Art Gallery

Thursday, Nov. 9 | McKinnon D | 4 – 6 p.m.

Our second annual Latinx art gallery that features Latinx/Hispanic student talent that includes art, musical pieces and spoken word.