Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 through October 15. Throughout the month, New York Institute of Technology will be hosting a series of events. Check out the events calendar for a full listing of happenings. Also, learn more about the month-long celebration in a first-person narrative by Dean of Students Felipe Henao, Ed.D., where he discusses the many achievements of Hispanics and Latinx in the United States.
Latinx and Hispanic Culture Pop-Up Shop
12:45 – 2 p.m.
Anna Rubin Hall, lobby
The Office of Student Life and Bear Bytes welcomes the New York Tech community to celebrate and enjoy foods from Latinx and Hispanic cultures. Learn about the significance of each dish, take the recipes home to try on your own, and come together through food to gain a personal connection to Latinx and Hispanic cultures.
Latinx and Hispanic Celebration Night
6 – 8 p.m.
Student Activities Center (SAC), Bear’s Den
Enjoy food, music, dance, and fun activities while learning more about Latinx and Hispanic cultures.
Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote Speaker: Javier Ávila
1 – 2 p.m.
In his program, “The Perfect Latino,” Javier Ávila offers a close examination of the American Latino experience. With his statement, “Cultures first collide before they merge,” Ávila takes the audience on a journey as he navigates a world of misunderstandings and misconceptions. As he moves between cultures, Ávila provides a fascinating perspective of what it means to balance assimilation with cultural preservation. Registration required.