In recognition of Latinx Heritage Month (LHM), St. John’s University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring a celebration under this year’s theme, “¡Un Otoño Latinx Con OMA! (A Latinx Fall with OMA!)”.
Latinx Heritage Month (also known as National Hispanic Heritage Month) is nationally celebrated from September 15 to October 15. These dates hold a special significance in the Latinx/Hispanic community as they commemorate the anniversaries of the independence days of several Latin American countries, including Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua, among others. LHM honors the rich legacy, traditions, contributions, and achievements made by Latinx and Hispanic individuals and communities.
Date: Thursday, September 15Time: 1:50–3:15 p.m. ETLocation: D’Angelo Center Plaza and Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall Lawn | (Rain Location: D’Angelo Center, Room 100) | Queens, NY, CampusRSVP: Register for the event here
Join us for an afternoon of food, fun, performances, and more to celebrate the beginning of Latinx Heritage Month at St. John’s University! We will also celebrate the Inclusivity Resource Center’s third anniversary on the Staten Island, NY, campus and fourth anniversary on the Queens, NY, campus.
The event features a quilt unveiling with Jamaica’s very own Quilt n’ Queens, tunes from DJ Kaddu, a special performance by Sensación, Loteria game tables by the R.I.S.E. Network, and much more. The party is being held in collaboration with the R.I.S.E. mentorship program, the Latin American Student Organization, the Sensación dance team, and Lambda Pi Chi.
Date: Thursday, September 29Time: 1:50–3:15 p.m. ETLocation: Inclusivity Resource Center | Queens and Staten Island CampusesRSVP: Register for the event hereJoin the workshop via Zoom
Join us for a special hybrid workshop hosted by writer, poet, musician, and speaker Melania Luisa Marte, as we explore the power of our speech through spoken word poetry. Ms. Marte is a writer, poet, musician, and speaker from New York living in the Dominican Republic. Her poetry explores many subjects including her Caribbean roots, intersectionality, and self-love.
Her most viral poem, “Afro-Latina,” was featured by Instagram on their IG TV for National Poetry Month and has garnered more than nine million views. Her work has also been featured by Ain’t I Latina, Mitu, The Root, Teen Vogue, Facebook, Telemundo, Remezcla, Pop Sugar, and People En Español.
Workshop participants will have an opportunity to be featured in a special Studio C Latinx Heritage Month segment in October. This event is being held in collaboration with Campus Activities.
Date: Thursday, October 6Time: 1:30–3:15 p.m. ET Location: Great Lawn | (Rain Location: Kiernan Suite) | Staten Island CampusRSVP: Register for the event here
Join us for an afternoon of food, fun, performances and more to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month 2022 at St. John’s University’s Staten Island Ccmpus! This year, we will be celebrating the Inclusivity Resource Center’s Third Anniversary. Event features quilt unveiling by Jamaica’s very own Quilt n’ Queens, tunes from DJ Kaddu, Latin inspired food from local Staten Island restaurants serving the community and much more. This event is being held in collaboration with La Colmena NYC.
La Colmena is a community-based organization founded in 2014, working to empower day laborers, domestic workers, and other low-wage immigrant workers in Staten Island through organizing, education, culture, and economic development.
Date: Friday, October 14 Time: 8 p.m.–Midnight E.T.Location: D’Angelo Center Ballroom | Queens CampusRSVP: Register for the event here
Let’s take a trip to the Caribbean during our very own dance party featuring music by DJ Kaddu. Food and refreshments will be served. This event is being held in collaboration with several organizations, including the Latin American Student Organization and Lambda Pi Chi. Students from the Staten Island campus who are interested in attending should complete the OMA Transport Request form (no later than 7 days before the event).
For more information on these events, please visit www.stjohns.edu/oma, or contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at [email protected] or 718-990-2515 during business hours (i.e., Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.)