Priyanka Kundeshwar/Staff Photographer
People unified through shared dances and shared music on Friday, September 15, 2017. Food and water was provided, but largely ignored in favor of joining partners on the dance floor.


Staff Report

National Latinx Heritage Month is happening now! From September 15 to October 15, OIED and Mi Familia are hosting events to celebrate. The month kicked off with a cookout sponsored by Mi Familia on Friday Sept. 15. That same night, ¡Tumbao!, a live music event sponsored by the African American Cultural Center, featured Caribe Vibe to celebrate Afro-Latinx culture. (See pictures at the bottom of this article.) Nick Rinz, a fourth-year student studying medical textiles, said, “This time in particular is to kick off Latinx Heritage Month. This is what our community does: music, fun and food.”

Here are some of the upcoming events:

Wednesday, September 20

Keynote Speaker: Marisol Jimenez

Talley Coastal Ballroom 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Marisol Jimenez, in her presentation “Ni de Aquí/Ni de Allá: Finding Roots in Community, Ancestors, and Activism,” will speak about using your history to inspire change.


September 25-29

Taste of Latin America

Fountain Dining Hall 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Tuesday, September 26

GLBT Center Film Screening

Talley 3285 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The GLBT Center will host a screening of “Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America,” a film about Moises Serrano, a queer and undocumented activist fighting for legal protections for undocumented immigrants.


Monday, October 9

Indigenous Peoples’ Day


Wednesday, October 11

Chat & Chew

Poole College of Management

Multicultural Student Affair’s Chat & Chew partners with the Poole College of Management to host two entrepreneurs to talk about their experiences being both Latinx and small business owners. Samples will be available!


Friday, October 13

Salsabor Quinceañera

McKimmon Center 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Mi Familia is celebrating 15 years of being at NC State! All are welcome to join the celebration.


You can find a full list of events at