September 15, 2021 through October 15, 2021

Together with the Puerto Rico Research Hub we are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and you are invited to join us. During this month, we pay tribute and honor the culture and heritage of all the Hispanic and Latino Americans. Browse our events and much more, there is plenty for you to partake in.





Estamos Aquí (Virtual)
September 16, 2021 from 11:00AM to 12:30PM
Discussion on the Hispanic population in the Central Florida region, 2020 Census results, significance of the HSI designation for UCF, current programs supporting Latino students, the importance of investing in Latino student success, and vision for the future.
Register here     Speaker biographies


PR Day Parade & Festival (Downtown Orlando)
September 18, 2021 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM
UCF Puerto Rican Student Association and Puerto Rico Research Hub walk the Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festival.
For more information please go to the parade websites, here:
Register here


Four Years After Hurricane Maria: How Climate Change Impacts Latinos (Virtual)
September 22, 2021 from 11:00AM to 12:30PM
Discussion on climate change, climate migration trends, and what various Latino led groups are doing in this space.
Register here     Speaker biographies


Latin American/LatinX Film Festival (VAB 132 – Visual Arts Building Auditorium)
September 23, 2021 from 6:30PM to 9:00PM
Los Extra Terrestres by Carla Cavina. In Spanish/English subtitles. View the trailer, here.
To view this and other films throughout the month and register, click here.


Latinos in the Media/Arts (Virtual)
September 27, 2021 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Discussion highlighting accomplishments of Latinos and the importance of these sectors, etc.
Register here     Speaker biographies


The History and Implications of Latino Population Boom In partnership with Alianza Center 

Oct 1, 2021 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM
Discussion on the Latino demographic changes and implications.  Two authors discuss their most recent published books.
Register here     Speaker biographies


Federal Issues and Legal Disputes Impacting Puerto Rico (Virtual)
Oct 5, 2021 from 11:00AM to 12:30PM
Discussion on past and current litigation regarding social benefits programs for Puerto Rico including Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid. Panelists will discuss how legal decisions and federal issues affect access to these programs and other rights for the people of Puerto Rico.
Register here     Speaker biographies


Diverse Student Voices (Virtual)
Oct 12, 2021 from 3:00PM to 4:30PM
Personal reflections around diversity, identity, immigration and migration experience.
Register here     Speaker biographies


Mujeres de la Diaspora Puertorriqueña (Virtual)
Oct 14, 2021 from 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Authors across generations share how their identities have inspired their work.
Register here     Speaker biographies


Open to all students, faculty, staff and community groups.
To view all Hispanic Heritage Month events and register, please click here.


Download the full event flyer, here.

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Posted September 7, 2021