Latinx Heritage Month

Every September, the Student Life Center for Belonging and Social Change sponsors a month-long series of events in observance of this annual national event highlighting Latinx contributions to the world.

Here at Ohio State, we have many interesting programs and presentations throughout the month. Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate Latinx rich cultures, ethnicity and pride. We welcome you to participate in being a part of the university's Latinx Heritage Month celebration. For more information, contact Indra Leyva.


Calendar of Events

September 12, 2022

Latinx Heritage Month Kickoff

4-6 PM

Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Room 3

The Student Life Center for Belonging and Social Change hosts its annual kickoff of the celebrations of Latinx Heritage Month.  Join us for food, music, performances and learn to play some of our traditional Latin American games. For more information contact Indra Leyva Cook,


Dancing with Devils

Featuring Latin American festival masks from the Kawsay Ukhunchay Andean and Amazonian Indigenous Arts and Cultural Artifacts Research Collection at The Ohio State University along with documentary photographs of the Diablada de Píllaro (Devils Dance of Píllaro, Ecuador) taken by Ohio State Photojournalist Leonardo Carrizo. Masks on display were donated by Ohio State alumnus Mark Gordon and crafted by Italo Espín. Mask maker Italo Espín and dancer/ethnographer Fernado Endara, residency artists this autumn, present talks workshops and performances. 

The exhibition is in the Barnett Center Collaboratory (Room 141 of Sullivant Hall) for the entirety of Autumn Semester, 2022. For more information about the visiting artists and events. Click here for more info.

September 15, 2022

Adoptee Speaker with TAO


Maudine Cow Room

The Latinx Student Association brings a Brazilian speaker who served in the US military and got deported shows intersectionality of the two communities.For more information contact, Hector Trevino

September 18, 2022

Latin American Music Celebration: Guest Art Recital


Timashev Recital Hall

As part of the 2022 Latin American Music Celebration, guest artists Luiz Pozzi, piano; Fábio Cury, bassoon and Giba, percussion will present a program of Brazilian music, showcasing a variety of styles.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies

The celebration will continue with the Latin American Music Celebration Concert on Thursday, Sept. 22. 

September 20, 2022

Latinx Buckeye Dinner

6-8:30 PM

Performance Hall

The center for Belonging and Social Change brings back this year, the Latinx Buckeye Dinner to celebrate the accomplishments of the Latinx community at Ohio State. At the event, we will commemorate the determination, excellence and perseverance of our community.

We encourage departments and student organizations to reserve a table. 

For more information, contact

September 21, 2022

Queer, Latinx/e and in College: Exploring Joteria at the intersections of queerness and Latinidad

3:30-5 PM

Alonso Family Room

Student Life Center for Belonging and Social Change


Education scholar Sergio A. Gonzalez will explore what Jotería is and how it emerges at the intersections of queerness and Latinidad.

My experiences as a first-generation, joto (queer), Latinx of Mexican parents raised in a mixed-status home have influenced how I understand, conceptualize, and theorize Jotería (queerness) in education. Jotería is a derogatory term historically aimed at queer Latinx individuals. While the most accurate translation of Jotería is queerness, to translate the collective work as one that is encompassed by queerness denotes the radical history of our existence as queer and trans Latinx/a/o/e people. Through a co-created plática (conversation), this presentation will allow us to critically reflect, be vulnerable about our lived experiences and have a better understanding of what Jotería is and how it emerges at the intersections of queerness and Latinidad.

Refreshments provided.

Cosponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Student Life Center for Belonging and Social Change.

September 22, 2022

Latin American Music Celebration Concert


Weigel Auditorium

This annual concert will feature both classical and contemporary compositions by composers from across Latin America. Performers include the Ohio State Wind Symphony, School of Music faculty and students as well as three guest artists-in-residence.


September 29, 2022

Banner decorations and chants

7pm - 8pm

Maudine Cow Room

LSA and Block O collab for Hispanic Heritage Month soccer games to learn the chants and make banners for the games.

For more information contact, Hector Trevino

October 2, 2022

Pink out

12pm - 2pm

Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

LSA and Block O partner for HHM for a women's soccer game vs Penn State. The theme is Pink out in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month as well.

Hector Trevino

October 6, 2022

Una noche de Marinera

6-7:30 PM

Hitchcock Hall 131

Marinera is a folkloric dance native to the north of Peru. Its delicacy and elegance have made it one of Peru’s signature performances. For this event, we will have a national performer come from out of state to our university to perform and teach the community a couple of steps to make the event interactive.For more information contact, Brigette Davila Cami,

October 8, 2022

Day of the Dead Columbus

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Greenlawn Cemetery

This year, Ohio State is partnering with the non-profit Latino Arts for Humanity to celebrate Day of the Dead Columbus. This festival is an educational, cultural, and family event to remember and celebrate our loved ones who are no longer with us. It is also a great opportunity to engage with and support the local Latinx community
There will be art exhibits, living altar performances, ofrendas, arts and crafts vendors, activities for kids, calavera poetry workshops, Aztec dance, opportunities to learn about Day of the Dead, and much more!
The event is free and open to the public. Free transportation will be available throughout the day from the Ohio Union (12th Ave loop) to Greenlawn. The first bus leaves the Union at 9:30am, with the last bus leaving Greenlawn at 6pm.

Department of Spanish and Portuguese/College of Arts and Sciences, Leila Vieira,