Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI)
North Foundation Hall, Room 104
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309
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(248) 370-4404
cmi@oakland.edu

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m

Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month photos

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Events

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTION
All donations will go to the Hispanic Outreach Center in Pontiac.


DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
Center for Multicultural Initiatives
North Foundation Hall, Room 104

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
O'Dowd Hall, Room 372

Center for Student Activities

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 | VIERNES 15 DE SEPTIEMBRE

OPENING CEREMONY

Nicholas Valentino, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan
A Theory of Affective Agency: The Emotional Substrates of Electoral Support for Anti-Immigrant Policies in the Developed World

OAKLAND ROOM, OAKLAND CENTER | Noon – 1PM

Modern Languages, and Literature, Political Science and Unity in Diversity Committee

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 | SÁBADO 23 DE SEPTIEMBRE

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT AT HISPANIC OUTREACH CENTER

Work alongside Hispanic Outreach Center students and mentors to prepare their facility and grounds for the fall. Lunch provided with a special appearance from the Grizz! Please sign up at oakland.edu/cmi/hhm.

Meet at the Hispanic Outreach Center, 76 Williams, Pontiac, MI | 9:30AM – 12:30PM

Golden Key International Honour Society and Center for Student Activities

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 | LUNES 25 DE SEPTIEMBRE

PANEL ON HISPANICS AND CIVIL RIGHTS
Moderator: Adolfo Campoy
Representatives from: Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, South West Solutions and ACCESS.

OAKLAND ROOM, OAKLAND CENTER | Noon – 1PM

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 | MARTES 26 DE SEPTIEMBRE

TACO TRUCK TUESDAY FEATURING DON ALBERTO AND THE AZTECA CEREMONIAL DANCERS

Presenting Don Alberto and the Azteca Ceremonial Dancers at Oakland University. For the first time performing Pre-Hispanic danzas, students and faculty will be able to witness a rich cultural representation of ceremonial Aztec dancing. Aztec "Danzas" are a form of communication with creation. That is all around us, and which our forefathers, our "abuelos" have handed down to us. The manner in which these danzas are presented is a way of remembering and honoring our ancestral heritage. Free taco-truck tacos for the first 100 people. 

THE MALL BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH FOUNDATION HALL | 11AM – 1PM

Spanish Club 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 | MIÉRCOLES 27 DE SEPTIEMBRE

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH HUMP DAY

Stop by and relax by making some Hispanic cultural crafts  

THE OAKLAND CENTER IN FRONT OF AU BON PAIN | 10AM – 2PM

Student Program Board 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 | VIERNES 29 DE SEPTIEMBRE

SALSA NIGHT

Join member of the Spanish Club and Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) to get a taste of Latin American culture.  Co-sponsored by Ballroom Dance, learn to dance Salsa, Merengue and Bachata. Light refreshments will be served. 

GOLD ROOMS, OAKLAND CENTER | 7PM – 10PM

Spanish Club, Hispanic American Leadership Organization and Ballroom Dance 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3 | MARTES 3 DE OCTUBRE

TACO TRUCK TUESDAY

Join us for a mid-day fiesta. Music and free taco-truck tacos for the first 100 people. 

THE MALL BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH FOUNDATION HALL | 11AM – 1PM

Oakland University Student Congress and Student Program Board

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 | VIERNES 8 DE OCTUBRE

ASK THE LATINA | PREGUNTA A UNA LATINA

Keynote Speaker: JoAnn Chavez

This conference will provide Latinas with decision making tools to utilize throughout their lives journey. Presentations on Health, Law, Finance, Business and Education will be offered in both Spanish and English. Pre-register at www.askthelatina.com | www.preguntaaunalatina.com

Free to OU students.

BANQUET ROOMS, OAKLAND CENTER | 8AM – 2PM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 | JUEVES 12 DE OCTUBRE

RELATO: DETROIT AT OAKLAND UNIVERSITY

​¿Cuál es tu historia?

What’s your story?

Calling all storytellers, chismosos, and raconteurs -- Relato: Detroit is hosting a storytelling evening at Oakland University! Come as you are, speak as you do, and leave your translator at the door. The theme of the evening is “Unity in Diversity.” If you have something to tell, come to the casting session on Friday, September 15 at 5:00 pm in Pawley Hall 370.

¡Atención cuentistas, chismosos, y raconteurs -- Relato: Detroit organiza una tarde de cuentacuentos en Oakland University! Ven tal como eres, habla tal como hablas, y olvídate del traductor. El tema para la tarde es “Unity in Diversity.” Si tienes algo que contar, ven a la sesión de casting el viernes 15 de septiembre a las 5:00 pm en Pawley Hall 370.

ROOM 308, PAWLEY HALL | 5PM – 6:30PM

 

About HHM

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a national recognition of the culture, contributions and heritage of Hispanic Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.

It is a long-standing tradition at Oakland University to recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month during the month of September to celebrate the history, politics and culture of Hispanic people, locally and globally.

Committee

2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Committee

  • Terry Beltran, Beltran Media
  • Amber Bush, Sigma Delta Pi, President
  • Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo, Modern Languages & Literature, Spanish, Assistant Professor
  • Anushree Jagtap, Student Program Board, Diversity Director
  • Amy Joa, Center for Multicultural Initiatives, Retention Coordinator
  • Nicole Lucio, Center for Multicultural Initiatives, Assistant Director
  • Jean Ann Miller, Center for Student Activities, Director
  • Angela Milliken, Modern Languages and Literature, Spanish,
  • Bryan Munoz, Spanish Club, President
  • Luna Nasry, Oakland University Student Congress, Diversity and Inclusion Director
  • Luis Ramirez, Hispanic American Leaders Organization, Vice President
  • Eduardo Rojas, Spanish Club
  • Cecilia Saenz-Roby, Modern Languages and Literature, Spanish, Associate Professor
  • Andres Salazar, Hispanic American Leaders Organization, President
Sponsors

2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Sponsors

  • Center for Multicultural Initiatives
  • Oakland University Student Congress
  • School of Business Administration
  • Honors College
  • Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
  • Department of Political Science
  • Disability Support Services
  • Student Affairs Information Technology
  • University Housing
  • Center for Student Activities
  • Hispanic American Leadership Organization
  • Oakland University Student Program Board
  • Student Program Board
  • Spanish Club
  • Sigma Delta Pi
  • Ballroom Dance
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Unity in Diversity Committee
  • Jean Ann Miller

 

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