Latinx Heritage Month 2018

Latinx Heritage Month at UWM 2018

Latinx is an inclusive term used to include all gendered and non-gendered identities of peoples with Latin American ancestry. “Latinx” specifically refuses to further silence and erase trans (non-binary and binary), gender non-conforming, non-binary, and genderqueer people.

National Latinx Heritage Month has been observed from September 15th to October 15th in the U.S. since 1988. It takes place during this time period to honor the independence days of several countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Chile, as well as Día de la Raza, a significant cultural celebration observed in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Contributors to Hispanic Heritage Month at UWM 2018 include:

  • Campus Activities Board
  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • UWM Golda Meier Library
  • Inclusive Excellence Center
  • Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latin@ Studies Program
  • Latino Student Union
  • LGBT Resource Center
  • Manfred Olsen Planetarium
  • Roberto Hernández Center
  • Studio Arts & Craft Centre
  • Union Art Gallery
  • Union Sociocultural Programming
  • Women’s Resource Center

September
En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day)

15 Saturday | Film
5 – 6:30pm | Union Cinema
FREE for students and members; $5 admission for the rest of the community

A feature length film following a group of undocumented immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn over the course of seven days. José, who works as a bicycle delivery worker, is the captain of his of soccer team. The soccer team is thrilled to make it the championships but José finds out from his boss that he has to work that day. Directed by Jim McKay. 92 minutes, USA, 2017.

For more information, contact: Ariel Teal, Union Cinema: cinema@uwm.edu / 414-229-4070. Sponsored by the Union Cinema.

 

Latinx: Why the X?
18 Tuesday | Workshop
2 – 3:30pm | Inclusive Excellence Center (Union 119)
Open to students, faculty, and staff

A workshop contextualizing the use of the terms “Hispanic,” “Latina/o” to the present day “Latinx,” exploring how “Latinx” crafts space beyond the gender binary towards greater inclusivity. Tools for classroom, workspace and social applications will be shared.”

For more information, contact Alida Cardós Whaley, LACUSL: alida@uwm.edu / 414-229-4703. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S Latin@ Studies, The Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and the Inclusive Excellence Center.

 

Latinx Student Welcome Reception

19 Wednesday | Reception
3 ­– 5pm | Union Ballroom East
Open to Current and new incoming Latinx students (of all levels)

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions in partnership with the Roberto Hernandez Center would like to welcome and celebrate our new incoming Latinx students to campus! This is an opportunity to meet current Latinx students as well as faculty and staff you can connect with on campus.

For more information, contact Mariana Sanabria, Office of Undergraduate Admissions: sanabrim@uwm.edu / 414-229-3854. Sponsored by Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Roberto Hernández Center.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Photography Exhibit: Opening Reception
20 Thursday | Reception
4-6pm Reception | UWM Golda Mier Library (4th Floor)
6-7:30pm Film & Talk Back | UWM Golda Mier Library (4th Floor)

This exhibit will showcase the lives of Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, organized by the Mexican Consulate in Milwaukee and in collaboration with the Roberto Hernández Center, and the UWM Library Special Collections will be held from September 15th -October 15th at the UWM Library 4th floor.  The exhibition will feature portraits of two of Mexico’s most famous 20th century artists, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, providing an intimate window into a passionate relationship that led to the creation of unique and enduring pieces of art that have fascinated patrons of art for generations.

For more information, contact: Alberto Maldonado, Roberto Hernández Center: donpepe@uwm.edu / 414-229-6156. Sponsored by the Roberto Hernández Center, UWM Golda Mier Library, and Peck School of the Arts.

Full Moon Ceremony with the Strawberry Moon Women Singers
24 Monday | Ceremony
6pm | Pangea Mall

Join Wisconsin-based Indigenous women’s hand drum group, Strawberry Moon Women Singers, for a Full Moon Ceremony honoring Grandmother Moon. Sacred songs and teachings of the Mexica or Macehual tradition will be shared. Bring a friend and gather on the green space of Pangea mall between Bolton Hall and Lubar behind the Union.

For more information, contact Alida Cardós Whaley, LACUSL: alida@uwm.edu / 414-229-4703. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latin@ Studies, Sociocultural Programming, Electa Quinney Institute, Cultures and Communities Program, Spanish and Portuguese, and Women’s Resource Center.

 

Celestial Aztec
26 Wednesday | Exposition
6:00 pm & 7:30 pm: Live Planetarium Programs
7:00-7:30 pm: Performance & Refreshments | UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

In 1519, the Mexica (pronounced Me-shee-ka) people, also known as Aztec Empire, were the most powerful Mesoamerican Kingdom. Join us to enjoy live performances and planetarium programs and learn how astronomy was a part of their lives. Explore the Aztec sky and culture!

For more information, contact Dr. Jean Creighton, UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium: jcreight@uwm.edu / 414-229-4961. Sponsored by the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium, Sociocultural Programming, and the Roberto Hernández Center.

Chavela
27 Thursday | Film
6pm | Union Cinema
$5 General Admission. FREE for UWM Students and UWM Union Cinema members

CHAVELA is the captivating look at the unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame.

For more information, contact Carl Bogner, Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival: lgbtfilm@uwm.edu. Sponsored by the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres, and the UWM Union Cinema.

Oráculo Jade Mesoamerican Card Readings
27 Thursday | Workshop
2:30 – 4pm | Roberto Hernández Center
Open to UWM Students.

Receive a 5-card Oráculo Jade reading based on Mesoamerican Cosmology that will provide insight on your past, present, and future. Readings are one-on-one and last 15 minutes. Sign-up here: http://bit.ly/oraculojade

For more information, contact: Alida Cardós Whaley, LACUSL: alida@uwm.edu / 414-229-4703. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S Latin@ Studies and the Roberto Hernández Center.

In The Heights
28 Friday | Theater
8pm | Quadracci Powerhouse Theater

To kick off Latinx Heritage Month, the Campus Activities Board has purchased tickets to see the Broadway hit musical, In the Heights, by Lin Manuel Miranda. Buses will load at 7pm to take students to the show.

For more information, contact Mandy Gallo, Student Involvement: galloa@uwm.edu / 414-828-4465. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board.
October
¡Saludos!
2 Tuesday | Reception
1 – 3pm | Curtin Hall 739

The Department is Spanish and Portuguese will host the ¡Saludos! meet and greet event during Latinx Heritage Month. The event is designed for students interested in the study of Spanish and/or Portuguese and learn more about the department and related campus events. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Nancy Bird-Soto, Department of Spanish & Portuguese: birdsoto@uwm.edu / 414-229-5234. Sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese.

International Coffee Hour Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month!
2 Tuesday | Reception
2:30 – 3:30pm | Inclusive Excellence Center (Union 119)

Join us for free coffee and dessert as we ‘travel’ around the globe to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month!

For more information, contact Michaela Murry, Sociocultural Programming: sociocul@uwm.edu / 414-229-3894. Sponsored by Sociocultural Programming, Inclusive Excellence Center, and the Latinx Heritage Month Committee.

Meet the Greeks of the Multicultural Greek Council
2 Tuesday | Meet & Greet
5-7pm | Union 191 and the MLK Lounge
Open to the UWM Campus Community

Meet the member organizations of the Multicultural Greek Council at this open house and student panel! Learn more about the individual fraternities and sororities, what they stand for, and what they do as a part of the Greek experience at UWM. As a special dialogue for Latinx Heritage Month, the student panel will discuss the roots, history, and traditions of Latino Greek-Lettered organizations and the multicultural movement as a beginning to unifying Greek community today.

For more information, contact: Amanda Markwardt, Roberto Hernández Center: markwa32@uwm.edu / 414-229-3288. Sponsored by the Multicultural Greek Council and the Roberto Hernández Center.

Tortilla Making Workshop
3 Wednesday | Workshop
2-3pm | CLACS NWQ B 2479
Open to the UWM Campus Community

Join LACUSL Advisor, Alida and learn to make your own corn tortillas. Cook them on the comal and have a bite!

For more information, contact: Alida Cardós Whaley, LACUSL: alida@uwm.edu / 414-229-4703. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S Latin@ Studies and the UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

 

Juntas: A Circle of Support
3 Wednesday | Discussion
5-7pm | Union Fireside Lounge
Open to Latina/x identifying students, staff, faculty.

Juntas, or together, is designed to offer a brave space for Latina/x-identifying women to share unique cultural experiences with other members of the community at UWM. Latinx community and campus leaders will facilitate a cooperative learning experience for attendees through a healing circle. This program aims to help build relationships, share communal narratives, and develop tools for support, success, and self-care.  “When one grows, we all grow.”

For more information, contact: Natasha Lee, Women’s Resource Center: natashal@uwm.edu / 414-229-2852. Sponsored by Women’s Resource Center and the Roberto Hernández Center.

 

RHC Brown Bag Series
4 Thursday | Discussion
11a-12pm | Roberto Hernández Center (Bolton 183)

The Roberto Hernández Center will host its monthly student-led discussion. The Brown Bag Series takes place during the lunchtime hour and features a variety of themes and topics important to students.   For more information, contact: Valeria Gonzalez, Roberto Hernández Center: valeria@uwm.edu / 414-229-6156. Sponsored by the Roberto Hernández Center.

 

Latino Student Union Game Night
4 Thursday | Game Night
6-8pm | Union Fireside Lounge

For the LSU game night, we will have board (and non-board) Hispanic games that students have grown up with. Students who have not grown up with these games are welcome to come learn and experience the diversity within Latinx heritage!

For more information, contact: Sophia Celine Rasmussen, Latino Student Union: rasmu245@uwm.edu / 262-510-3083. Sponsored by the Latino Student Union.

 

Hispanic Heritage Month Award
5 Friday | Award Recognition
6-8pm | Hefter Center, 3271 N. Lake Drive.

This event is by RSVP only. Contact the Roberto Hernández Center for more information on how to register.

For more information, contact the Roberto Hernández Center: (414) 229-6156 / donpepe@uwm.edu. Sponsored by the Roberto Hernández Center.

 

Oráculo Jade Mesoamerican Card Readings
9 Tuesday | Workshop
2:30 – 4pm | Roberto Hernández Center
Open to UWM Students.

Receive a 5-card Oráculo Jade reading based on Mesoamerican Cosmology that will provide insight on your past, present, and future. Readings are one-on-one and last 15 minutes. Sign-up here: http://bit.ly/oraculojade

For more information, contact: Alida Cardós Whaley, LACUSL: alida@uwm.edu / 414-229-4703. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S Latin@ Studies and the Roberto Hernández Center.

UndocuAlly Training
9 Tuesday | Workshop
2-3:30pm | Union 191
Open to all UWM students, staff and faculty

Registration for the event is required. Go to https://bit.ly/2N50rHe to register.

This two-part UndocuAlly training will provide information and recommendations for UWM staff, faculty and students to practice allyship through knowledge, awareness, reflection, and action. This training is designed in collaboration with the UWM Undocumented Student Task Force and the Inclusive Excellence Center whom oversees the development and implementation of UndocuAlly training at UWM.

For more information, contact: Alberto Maldonado, Undocumented Student Task Force: donpepe@uwm.edu / 414-229-6156. Sponsored by the UWM Undocumented Student Task Force and the Inclusive Excellence Center.

Lyrical Sanctuary presents Ariana Brown
10 Wednesday | Workshop, Open Mic & Performance

7-7:45pm | Writing Workshop | Inclusive Excellence Center (Union 119)

8-10pm | Open Mic & Feature Performance | Union Fireside Lounge

Lyrical Sanctuary is UWM’s monthly open mic night, featuring standout spoken word artists, live music and art, and YOU! Now in its seventeenth season, Lyrical Sanctuary has brought students and community members together to share their passion for poetry, music, art, and creative self-expression.

In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, the Black Mexican American poet, performer, and workshop facilitator Ariana Brown will be our feature. Ariana’s work speaks about Blackness in a Mexican American contest, mental health, spirituality, womanhood, and healing.

For more information, contact: Michaela Murry, Sociocultural Programming: sociocul@uwm.edu / 414-229-3894. Sponsored by Sociocultural Programming, Campus Activities Board, Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S Latin@ Studies, Women’s Resource Center, LGBT+ Resource Center, and the Department of Women & Gender Studies.

 

3rd annual Latinx Diversity Festival
11 Thursday | Celebration
11:30a – 2:30pm | Union Ballroom

This event will inform UWM students, faculty, and staff about the diversity within the Latinx community on campus based on the major Latinx cultures in the United States. Eleven Latin American and Caribbean countries will be represented. Enjoy live music, dance, crafts and refreshments at this cultural celebration!

For more information, contact: Valeria Gonzalez, Roberto Hernández Center: valeria@uwm.edu / 414-229-6156. Sponsored by the Roberto Hernández Center and Sociocultural Programming.