Hispanic Heritage Month has already begun, extending from September 15th through October 15th. Why the strange dates? This four week period was selected because it contains the highest number of independence days celebrated by Latin American countries.
During this month we have the opportunity to recognize the meaningful contributions of people of Hispanic and Latin American heritage. Some are prominent figures such as the first Latina Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, or Mario Molina, PhD, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the effects of chlorofluorocarbons on the ozone layer. Many are not well known, but contribute at all levels and in many industries in our nation and in our city, bringing vitality and enriching our American culture.
Our wonderful students in the Latino Medical Student Association have organized several events throughout the month, and there are several UMB campus events as well; please see these listed below.
SOM Hispanic Heritage Month Events:
September 21, 2018, 12-1pm Introduction to the Latino Medical Student Association
September 22, 2018, 9-12pm Muevetón: 5k and Health Expo at Patterson Park
September 27, 2018, 5-7pm Salsa Lesson (LMSA) at MSTF atrium
October 1, 2018, 12-1pm Medical Spanish with LMSA Lesson #1 at POD 242A
October 5, 2018, 12-1pm The Intersection of Latinx Language, Cultures and Careers at SMC 115
October 10, 2018, 12-1pm Café con LMSA Topic Discussion #1: Zero Tolerance Policy and Child Health
October 11, 2018, 6-8pm Salsa/Bachata Social and Dance Hour at Sangria Lounge (LMSA)
October 12, 2018, 12-1pm Exploring the Complexities of Latinx Identity SMC 115 (LUCHA)
October 15, 2018 5-7pm Coco movie screening at Leadership Hall (LMSA)
UMB Hispanic Heritage Month Events: 26SEP
Language Access in the Health and Human Services Professions Noon | SMC Campus Center Rm 115, Maryland Legal Aid will be leading a session on language access regulations for human services and health care professionals.
Adelante: Baltimore's Booming Latinx Community Noon | SMC Campus Center Rm 115, This panel discussion will highlight the incredible work that the Latinx community is doing in the city of Baltimore.
The Intersection of Latinx Language, Cultures, and Careers Noon | SMC Campus Center Rm 115, The panel discussion will focus on how Latinx leaders at UMB navigate the intersection of their careers, cultures, and language.
Exploring the Complexities of Latinx Identity Noon | SMC Campus Center, Fireplace Lounge, Join is in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by learning and discussing on the topics of racial diversity, nationality, language, and the overall complexity of Latin American identity.