Across the U.S., many Global UGRADs took part in various events, celebrations, and exhibitions for Hispanic Heritage Month. Elian Gonzalez is a student from Panama at Keuka College who shared about his participation in one of the panel discussions on campus: “During this week we had a lot of activities to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The most outstanding thing was a panel about Gender Roles in the Hispanic community. It was a very good discussion where I had the opportunity to represent my country. We made very good points about equal opportunities for everybody in the Latino community, our culture, and our role in American society.”
Silvia Alvarenga of Paraguay will be attending a banquet representing her country at SUNY Plattsburgh‘s Fuerza club for Latinx students. Similarly, Andrea Bello-Obando of Nicaragua will represent both her country and Fayetteville State University at Fayetteville’s annual Hispanic Heritage Festival parade. Many more UGRADs, such as Djordje Milosevic of Serbia attending St. Ambrose University, have attended numerous cultural exhibitions purveying the wide cultures, arts, cuisine, and contributions of the Latinx community both in the U.S. and across the Americas.