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With a big band warming up on the main stage, a crowd at last Saturday’s Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month festival at UW-Green Bay gathered on the lawn for the show. Josh Staloch photos

Outdoor festival kicks off Hispanic Heritage celebration

By Press Times staff

GREEN BAY – Estamos Aqui — We are here — was the theme of the outdoor festival held in recognition of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month at UW-Green Bay.

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month runs Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

A crowd gathers at last Saturday’s Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month festival for live music.

Estamos Aqui, held Saturday, Sept. 16, at The Weidner featured live music, art, food and a car show.

“Approximately 9% of UW-Green Bay’s student population identifies as Hispanic/Latinx, which has steadily increased for the past 10 years,” a UW-Green Bay release stated.

“We are excited to honor the rich Hispanic culture found in our region and within our community,” said Chancellor Michael Alexander. “The month of activities and events allow us to learn and celebrate with our students, faculty and staff and contribute to the events occurring across the region.”

 The UW-Green Bay student organization Organización Latino Americana (OLA) worked with faculty, staff, students and the community to organize programs that “celebrate and recognize the history, culture, contributions and presence of Hispanic/Latinx people in the United States and the community.”

Upcoming events

GB Nites

Friday, Sept. 22, 8 – 11 p.m., at the University Union.

Open to UW-Green Bay students only and features live music, salsa dancing, Loteria, walking tacos and mocktails.

Author Jenny Torres Sanchez

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5-7 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, UW-Green Bay.

Join in the conversation with Jenny Torres Sanchez, author of “We Are Not From Here,” which follows three Guatemalan teens along their journey to the United States, as they flee the violence of their homeland.

Arte y Anojos

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m., at The Phoenix Club, University Union.

Open to UW-Green Bay students only, with painting, papel picado, piñatas and more.

All events are free.

For additional information, contact the Student Engagement Center at (920) 465-2720.

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