Carolina celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

HHM15_schedule_nodoubleCROPDiversity and Multicultural Affairs’ Carolina Latina/o Collaborative and the Carolina Union Activities Board launched the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Sept. 15.

National Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates the contributions made by Latina/o Americans to the United States while celebrating their heritage and culture.

“The growth, presence and contributions of Latinas/os at UNC can been seen throughout our campus,” said Josmell Perez, assistant director for Multicultural Programs and Carolina Latina/o Collaborative at DMA. “Hispanic Heritage Month at UNC is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the contributions and culture of this growing segment of the American population and underline our commitment to an inclusive Carolina Community.”

The Carolina Latina/o Collaborative, in collaboration with various campus partners, coordinates the celebration calendar that runs from Sept. 15 to Oct.15 and includes more than 30 events. The month will include signature events such as:

  • Annual “HHM Kickoff” on Sept. 15 at the Pit.
  • CANCELLED. Keynote speaker actress Diane Guerrero on Oct. 4 at the Great Hall. Guerrero is known for her role on the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black.”
  • Top of Lenoir dinner on Oct. 8.
  • Carolina Hispanic Association’s Annual “Carnaval!” on Oct. 10 near the Student and Academic Service Buildings.
  • The official events calendar for HHM can be found at
  • By Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and Carolina Latina/o Collaborative (Click on image to make it larger).