Celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with UW-Green Bay featuring ‘Estamos Aqui’ and a visit from national author Jenny Torres Sanchez

MEDIA ALERT: September 14, 2023

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has an extensive list of events planned to celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month alongside the national celebration from September 15 through October 15. The month of celebration kicks off with Estamos Aqui, an outdoor festival featuring live music, art and a car show. National author Jenny Torres Sanchez visits at the end of September.

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

UW-Green Bay campus leaders, including the student organization Organización Latino Americana (OLA) have collaborated with faculty, staff, students and the community to offer a variety of programs which celebrate and recognize the history, culture, contributions and presence of Hispanic/Latinx people in the United States and the community. A full week of events can be found here. Highlighted events include:

  • Estamos Aqui
    • Saturday, September 16, 3 – 10 p.m. at The Weidner
    • An outdoor festival celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with live music, art, food and more. Free admission, open to the public, everyone is welcome. More information can be found here.
  • GB Nites (open to UW-Green Bay students only)
    • Friday September 22, 8 – 11 p.m. at the University Union
    • Excitement surrounds GB Nites with live music, salsa dancing, Loteria, walking tacos and mocktails.
  • Jenny Torres Sanchez Author Visit
    • Tuesday, September 26, 5 – 7 p.m. Christie Theatre, UW-Green Bay campus
    • Join in the conversation with Jenny Torres Sanchez, author of “We Are Not From Here,” which follows three Guatemalan teens along their treacherous journey to the United States as they flee the violence of their homeland. Copies of her book will be available for purchase. More information can be found here.
  • Arte y Anojos (open to UW-Green Bay students only)
    • Wednesday, October 4, 5 p.m. at The Phoenix Club, University Union
    • Painting, papel picado, piñatas, and more! It’s an evening of art projects and appetizers.

All events are free. For additional information, please contact the Student Engagement Center at 920-465-2720.

About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 9,600 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and 80,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre- college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2021, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


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