Starting Sept. 15, NAU will host a series of activities in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month which runs through Oct. 15, and honors the history and contributions of the Hispanic/Latine community.
“NAU is my home” said Claudia Rodas, HSI Advisor to the Provost and associate professor at the College of Education. “I was not ready for the challenges that I faced when my family and I moved to the U.S. from Guatemala, though finding a sense of belonging on a statewide campus was possible. Despite completing my work online, I was able to build meaningful connections with the whole NAU community.”
NAU strives to develop a strong, multicultural, driven community that values knowledge gained from many worldviews, combining thousands of efforts, working together to connect us all as OneNAU or UnaNAU.
“NAU is a place of learning, growth and enrichment. By celebrating Hispanic/Latine heritage, NAU contributes to the overall education of its students, enabling them to engage with diverse cultures and viewpoints,” Rodas said. “NAU’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month is important to me because this month recognizes the intersectionality within our community; it encourages dialogue and understanding among Hispanics/Latine from various backgrounds.”
With the contribution of different departments and faculty, NAU brings to life a 35-year nationwide tradition that shares the undying heritage and cultural richness with all Lumberjacks in an inclusive environment.
Schedule of events:
Sept. 15, 6-8 p.m.
Celebración de NAU: Union Pedway
Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m.
Unidos en Versos: IMQ Center
Sept. 23, Tailgate: 11a.m. / Game: 1p.m.
Hispanic/Latine Heritage Football Game & Tailgate: NAU Skydome
Sept. 27, 6-7:30 p.m.
Lotería Night with Transfer Jacks: International Pavilion
Oct. 5, 9-12 p.m.
Todos a Bailar: Ashurst Auditorium
Dasha Ordonez | NAU Communications