UW-Green Bay campus, community continue to celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage this weekend
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2023
Hispanic composers featured at symphony with UW-Green Bay Chancellor conducting
Green Bay, WI — The University of Wisconsin Green Bay continues to celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage month with the community. On Saturday, September 30, The Weidner Philharmonic will perform pieces featuring four Hispanic composers during their “Dance Dance Evolution” program. Witness the interconnectedness of music and dance as this symphonic program explores and reimagines dance music genres from around the world. Tickets are still available and can be found here. The event is conducted by Michael Alexander, UW-Green Bay Chancellor.
Approximately 9% of UW-Green Bay’s student population identifies as Hispanic/Latinx, which has steadily increased for the past 10 years. 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.
Estamos Aqui kicked off the month-long celebration, hosting more than 8,000 people on the UW-Green Bay, Green Bay campus. Twelve bands, 30 visual artists, a car show, kids’ activities, delicious food and more created the celebratory atmosphere. “This event exceeded our expectations,” said Paulina Chavira Duran, community engagement and outreach coordinator with The Weidner and part of the Estamos Aqui planning committee. “Celebrating the rich Hispanic/Latinx culture in this way had an incredible impact on our local community, and we can’t wait to do it again next year.”
While the Weidner Philharmonic performance highlights this weekend, the full schedule of events through mid-October can be found here.
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.