William Paterson University will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with presentations, workshops, performances, and civic engagement events during its annual Latinidad Heritage Celebration.
The annual Latinidad celebration at William Paterson recognizes the contributions and history of Latinas, Latinos, and Latinx people with events constructed by its students, faculty and staff.
This year’s celebration kicks off on Tuesday, September 21, with a special event: the grand opening ceremony for the University’s new Center for Latinidad, to be held at 4 p.m. in University Commons, Student Center 211. The event will feature remarks by President Richard Helldobler, a keynote address by Francisco Diaz, associate vice president for student development, remarks by other University staff and students, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Student Center 209.
Reoccurring and special events throughout the celebration include:
Tuesdays, 2 p.m.
Conexiones, a student support group, Zoom (log-in information available on Pioneer Life).
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.
Café con Leche, a faculty, staff, and student mixer, University Commons 211
Wednesday, September 22
Thursday, September 23
Friday, September 24
Monday, September 27
Tuesday, September 28
Wednesday, September 29
Thursday, September 30
Friday, October 1
There will be a virtual option for some in-person events. More information for the Latinidad celebration is available on Pioneer Life, or visit www.wpunj.edu/diversity-and-inclusion.
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