Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Café Con Leche

Monday, September 16, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holton Hooker Living Center

Join us as we kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month with traditional pan (bread) and café con leche (coffee with milk).

Café Con Leche

Karaoke & Coco

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
5:00 - 9:00 pm
2263 Kirkhof Center

Enjoy a taste of Latin American cuisine with karaoke as entertainment; a screening of the film Coco will follow.


La Peña

Thursday, September 26, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Eberhard Center

The concept of a Peña is often associated with social justice and grassroots culture. This Peña will serve as a space to expose the diversity of local Latino talent in our community.

Family Separation & Border Camps

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
1:00 - 2:30 pm
2250 Kirkhof Center

LIB 100 & LIB 201 Approved

Camila Trefftz is a Department of Justice Accredited Representative for the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) and Program Coordinator for MIRC's Unaccompanied Minors program. She will discuss family separation and border camps along the U.S./Mexican border.

Peggy Robles-Alvarado

Thursday, October 10, 2019
1:30 - 2:30 pm
2204 Kirkhof Center

LIB 100 & LIB 201 Approved

Peggy Robles-Alvarado is a New York City educator with graduate degrees in elementary and bilingual education, and an MFA in Performance and Performance Studies from Pratt Institute. She is a five-time International Latino Book Award winner. Peggy uses her rhythmic energy to celebrate womanhood and honor cultural rituals. 

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Thursday, October 31, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Niemeyer Honors Building Lobby

LIB 100 & LIB 201 Approved

Día de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by the people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember those who have passed away, and help support their spiritual journey.

Day of the Dead

Latino Student Union Dinner/Dance

Friday, November 8, 2019

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM 
2250 Grand River Room, Kirkhof Center

LIB 100 & LIB 201 Approved

Join Latino Student Union for the annual dinner and dance that includes entertainment, dinner, dance, & prizes. 

Sponsored By:

Office of Multicultural Affairs, Latin American & Latino/a Studies program, Center for Women & Gender Equity, Latino/a Faculty Staff Association, Spectrum Health, Campus Activities Board, & Latino Student Union.

Previous Celebrations

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Contact

Adriana Almanza
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Grand Valley State University
Email: oma@gvsu.edu
Phone: (616) 331-2177