Celebrate Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month with Georgia Southern University


Celebrate Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, with Georgia Southern University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. This year’s month-long celebration, which highlights the history, culture and many contributions of the Latino and Hispanic communities in the U.S., will feature a series of brown bag lectures and lunches, movies, discussion panels, study abroad information sessions, soccer, fiestas, food and more.

“It is our privilege and responsibility to recognize the contributions made by and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans, and celebrate their heritage and culture not just this month, but always,” said TaJuan R. Wilson, Ed.D., associate vice president of Inclusive Excellence and chief diversity officer. “Even after the national recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month ends on Oct. 15, Georgia Southern will continue hosting cultural events to celebrate Hispanic heritage throughout the academic year. Additionally, we have joined the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities in order to further our commitment and ensure we stay on top of emerging trends in higher education and beyond to support our students.”

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month events will take place on the Statesboro, Armstrong and Liberty campuses and are free and open to the public. Highlighted events include: Tormenta FC Soccer Game

(Statesboro Campus)

Saturday, Sept. 11, 8 p.m.

Statesboro Campus: Eagle

Field at Erk Russell Park

South Georgia Tormenta FC soccer club will host Hispanic Heritage Night as they take on the North Texas Soccer Club. Sponsored by Viamedia, the club will offer a buy one, get one free ticket deal for the match. Fans can expect food and music bringing awareness to Hispanic heritage, as well as a special prize for winning the in-match Hispanic Heritage Trivia.

For more information on the 2021 Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Celebration, visit https:// president.georgiasouthern.edu/multicultural/hlheritage/.

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