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Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

Hispanic Heritage Month


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National Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. From September 15th to October 15th, the Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement and our Gulf Park campus partners, share history, heritage, and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans of past and present.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Events


Hispanic Heritage Month Game Night

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Time: 6:00 -7:30 pm 

Location: IME Multipurpose Center, HUB 100

Join IME in celebrating the history and splendor of Hispanic Heritage month with our very first game night! Participants with have the chance to win prizes during our Kahoot! Trivia and Loteria games. 

Culturally themed foods will be served. 

A'BailarThursday, September 23, 2021 

Location: Dogwood Studio, Payne Center (Campus Recreation Center)

Join the IME Team in a night of laughter, fun and rhythm. Learn how to shake and move your hips in our Beginner Latin dance class! Participants will learn moves to popular dances such as Bachata, Salsa,   and even Meringue!


Hispanic Heritage Month Cultural Panel


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Virtual Event)

Join us and our panelists as we discuss Hispanic and Latino culture within Mississippi’s Gulf Coast and Pine Belt  regions and why it is important to understand these unique cultures.

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A Bailar

Monday, October 11, 2021

5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

Location: Fleming Education Center Reception Area, Gulf Park Campus

Light refreshments will be served.

Dip. Swing. Spin. Repeat! Move your body and have fun while learning to dance ¡La Salsa!

HHM Lunch and Learn


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

11:30 AM- 1 PM 

Location: IME Multipurpose Center | HUB 100

Lunch will be served. 

Learn about current events happening in   Latin American countries across the globe. Meet other students that care about similar issues and want to learn about other   Hispanic countries. 



Cemetary Clean up


Saturday, October 16, 2021

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Mississippi City Cemetery, Gulfport, MS

Join us for a Día de Muertos inspired celebration as we clean the Mississippi City Cemetery. After the event, we will have lunch at an authentic, Mexican restaurant.



All participants must register here.

Hattiesburg students will need to RSVP to ride down from more information contact

The goal of Hispanic Heritage Month is to give students access to events and information to help them become more culturally aware and competent with regard to the Latinx community and prominent figures and moments in the history and culture. By providing events centered on educational, social, and cultural aspects related to Hispanic Heritage Month, we hope to help those from other backgrounds learn more about and become advocates for the Latinx community. 

Nneka Ayozie, Co-Chair

Taylor Williams, Co-Chair 

Akire Rodriguez

Dylan Tyner

Dr. Mary Holt 

Carl Thomas 

Dr. Juan Loaiza 

Erron Flowers

Dr. Meghan Hamorsky

Dr. Cynthia Baertich