8 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Campus or at Work

From September 15th, to October 15th, our nation celebrates the generations of Hispanics who have positively influenced and enriched our society.

There’s a lot more to the Hispanic culture than ‘Despacito’ (although it is a great song), so I wanted to take some time to discuss ways in which you and your peers or coworkers could celebrate and honor Hispanic heritage on campus or in the office.

1. Host a potluck.

Invite everyone to bring a dish from one Latinx country and provide a short summary of the dish and its history. My favorite staple at office potlucks is the ‘Cortadito’– everyone needs a shot of Cuban coffee to stay awake.

2. Invite a keynote speaker.

Not sure where to start looking? Check out these awesome Hispanic Pros from our community with inspiring careers, who are innovating at top companies like Google, FCB, Refinery29, IPG Mediabrands, Time Inc. and more.

3. Host a lunch & learn / brown bag lunch.

Put together an informational deck on Hispanic and Latinx history, talk about diversity practices, or have someone from your office/club discuss their country’s history.

4. Do an office Charity and make a donation to Hispanic/LatinX focused causes.

There are tons of ways to rally people around making a donation. For example, you can do a 50/50 raffle or help people clean up their closet by doing an in-office or on-campus clothing drive.

5. Put up an exhibition.

Showcase famous paintings, or photography by Hispanic artists or about Latin America.

6. Go on a cultural field trip.

Do an office outing or campus event to support a local Hispanic establishment, restaurant, museum, venue.

6. Host a movie night.

Grab some popcorn and gather to watch a screening of an acclaimed Spanish-language film.

7. Aprende a Hablar Español – Learn to Speak Spanish.

Dedicate a word a day, send it out via email, post it in your office entrance, find fun way’s to incorporate the word throughout the day.

8. A Bailar! Dance it off, turn up the office jams to our #HispanicHeritageMonth Playlist.

Along with Despacito, you can play some great tunes.

Happy Celebrating! What fun ways have you hosted and celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month?

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