Latine Heritage Month Celebration

September 13, 2021

The MBU community comes together for Latine Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15 and beyond with concerts, conversations, and celebrations on the theme of “Esperanza: A Celebration of Latine Heritage and Hope.” Part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

Somos Latines Reception

7 p.m. on September 14
Spencer Center

Sponsors: Office of Inclusive Excellence and Latines Unides
(Invitation Only)


Latine Heritage Month Kick Off

Latines Unides 25th Anniversary Celebration

6 p.m. on September 15
Tyson Terrace (Rain Location: University Cafe)

Sponsors: Latines Unides and Baldwin Program Board


A.L.A.N.A. Toast

(African American, Latine, Asian, Native American)

7 p.m. on September 17
Student Activities Center


BLSS Black and Latine Students in STEM Reception

Special guests: Kamala Payne Arango ’05 and Katherine Bernal Vigil ’20

4 p.m. on September 18
Pannill Center


Sabor Latine Gozadera (Dance Party)

With DJ Just Different

9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on September 18
Student Activities Center

Sponsors: Latines Unidos and the Caribbean Student Association


A Conversation with Diana Patterson, Member of Virginia Latino Advisory Board

Come learn about Spanish language internship opportunities.

12:15 to 1:05 p.m. on September 21
The Nuthouse

Sponsors: World Languages and Cultures and the Vantage Point


Oaxaca Study Abroad Informational Session

4 to 5 p.m. on September 28
Spencer Center

Sponsor: World Languages and Cultures


Lua Project in Concert

Specializing in Mexilachia music (Mexican + Appalachia)

7 to 8:30 p.m. on September 30
James D. Francis Auditorium

Sponsor: World Languages and Cultures


Latinx Heritage Read-In

12:15 p.m. to 1 :05 p.m. on October 12
Rose Terrace Lawn

For more information, contact Dr. Brenci Patiño at bpatino@marybaldwin.edu. 


La Casa es Su Casa Open House

3 to 4:30 p.m. on October 22
La Casa Rosario Castellanos
338 North Coalter Street


A Hopeful Fight: A Conversation with Alumna Author Joanette Rodriguez

In Celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Author and Mary Baldwin alumna Joanette Rodriguez ’08 wrote a book about her journey through breast cancer, Botija: A Shattered Identity Restored by Grace.

6 p.m. on October 25th
Spencer Center

Sponsors: Office of Inclusive Excellence and Quest Interfaith Council


Movie Under the Stars — Disney’s Coco

7:30 p.m. on October 29
Page Terrace Lawn

Sponsors: Latines Unides and Student Activities


Dia De Los Muertos Altar Memorial 

A celebration to honor those who have passed away

6:30 p.m. on November 1
Spencer Center

Sponsor: Latines Unides


For more information contact Rev. Andrea Cornett-Scott, ascott@marybaldwin.edu,  ext. 7380.