By Tony Diaz (’21)
With Hispanic Heritage Month in full swing, Loras College students will take part in the second annual Tri-College Latinx Social Night, Thursday, September 26 at the Smokestack in downtown Dubuque. Students and faculty from Loras, Clarke University, and the University of Dubuque, will gather together to celebrate their heritage.
“The goal of the Latino Social is to build and strengthen connections between Latino students at all three institutions,” Sergio Perez (’13), Director of the Center for Inclusion & Advocacy, said. “It provides students the chance to meet new people and find common ground with others outside of their respective campuses.”
The event was created last year as the multicultural departments from all three schools combined with the Multicultural Family Center in Dubuque as a way to bridge connections between Latinx students from the three institutions.
“This is a great opportunity to not only celebrate Hispanic heritage but to bring students and faculty together to create relationships and build the community not only at these three schools but also within the community,” Perez said.
As Hispanic Heritage month continues, Loras will also be hosting its second Latinx Heritage Night on Saturday, Sept. 28 to coincide with Women’s and Men’s Soccer matches against Coe College in the Rock Bowl. Latinx Heritage Night kicks off with the Women’s Soccer match at 3:30 p.m.
Tri-College Latinx Social
Thursday, September 26
Smokestack, 6 p.m.
Latinx Heritage Night
Saturday, September 28
Rock Bowl Stadium
Women’s Soccer v. Coe College | 3:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer v. Coe College | 6:00 p.m.