Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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On September 17, 2020

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From mid-September to mid-October, various Missouri S&T student groups and initiatives will offer educational opportunities to the community about Hispanic cultures and identities. The events coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month, observed in the U.S. Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

The public is invited to the following events that occur during the month-long celebration. More information, including Zoom link locations, are available through the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Facebook page at facebook.com/SHPESandT

  • SHPE Discussion Night: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, on Zoom.
  • A Netflix watch party for “Street Food: Latin America.” Watch Season 1, Episode 6 “La Paz, Bolivia” 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, and discuss it on Zoom. 
  • Zoom discussion on Hispanic cultures: 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, on Zoom. The Zoom meeting ID is 947 6813 7047 and the passcode is HHM. Dr. Jorge Porcel, professor of Spanish at S&T, will host the event. 
  • Virtual Latin Dance Night: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, on Zoom. The Missouri S&T chapter of the Hispanic Professional Engineers will host a night of Salsa dance lessons.

SDI is also offering Missouri S&T students, faculty and staff several training opportunities during the month. Facilitated allyship discussions are available in 30-minute sessions that can help participants understand allyship as a concept and how to apply it in their lives. A Diversity 101 training session can serve as a primer to diversity and inclusion concepts. The presentation includes basic definitions, an overview of inclusion-related concepts and case study practice. Find more information about Missouri S&T student diversity initiatives at sdi.mst.edu

Additional events will be announced throughout the month. For more information, visit the SHPE Facebook page at facebook.com/SHPESandT or Instagram at instagram.com/shpe_sandt

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