~ Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 ~

2017 Theme: "Shaping the Bright Future of America"

Hispanic Heritage Month began as a week in mid-September under the administration of President Lyndon Johnson in 1968, and was expanded by law to a full month, September 15 to October 15, in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan.

During this 30 day period diverse Hispanic cultures are celebrated across the country. 

The date September 15 and the week that follows it is significant because it marks the anniversaries of independence for 7 Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua on September 15, Mexico on the 16th and Chile on the 18th. Additionally October 12, el Día de la Raza (Columbus Day), falls within this month.

For more information: https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.org/

Want your HHM Event Listed?

Are you holding a Hispanic Heritage Month event? Please send the information to our Community Liaison, Lair Marin-Marcum at Lair.marin@ohio.gov with location, date, and time with a flyer or link.

2017 Event Table





Speaking Engagement With Sarita Brown Thursday, October 12th 12pm (For Students)
5:30pm (For UA and Community)
University of Akron Student Union Room 312
(For Students)
Quaker Station Ballroom
(For UA and Community)
Bowling Green 
LULAC Cincinnati
12th Annual Community Awards Gala
Friday, September 29th 6pm -10pm The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E Freedom Way
Hispanic YP Cincinnati Thursday, September 28th 6pm - 8pm Jack Casino 1000 Broadway St.
Voices From Oaxaca Exhibit Saturday, September 30th
Sunday, November 12th
Tues - Fri 10am - 5pm
Sat 11am - 4pm
Kennedy Heights Arts Center,
6546 Montgomery Rd.
Hispanic Fiesta Sunday, October 1st 2pm - 8pm Kennedy Heights Arts Center,
6546 Montgomery Rd.
Journey of Latina Judge
Marilyn Zayas
Tuesday, October 3rd 2pm - 3:30pm First District Court of Appeals
230 E. 9th., 12th Floor
  Feria de la Salud de Mujeres / Womens Health Fair Saturday, October 7th   9:00am - 1:00pm Price Hill Recreation Center.
to make appointment: (513) 557-7249
Hispanic Volunteer Day Saturday, October 14th 8:30am - 1pm Roberts Academy
1702 Grand Ave
Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati
2017 Annual Gala
Thursday, November 9th 6pm - 9:30pm The Hyatt Regency 151
W 5th St.
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Friday, September 15th 6pm - 10pm Urban Community School
4909 Lorain Ave
Sixth Annual Hispanic Heritage Exhibition Friday, September 15th
Sunday, October 8th 
  Beck Center For The Arts - Jean Bulicek Art Galleria
17801 Detriot Ave Rd Ave
Tu Familia - Su Salud
A Conversation On Addiction, Recovery, and Resources
Saturday, September 16th 9am - 11:45am Lutheran Hospital Castele Auditorium
1730 W. 25th
Hispanic Roundtable's Convencion 2016
Thank You Celebration
Wednesday, October 11th 5pm - 7pm Spanish American Committee
4407 Lorain Avenue
Telling Our Stories Our Way Sunday, September 10th 2pm - 4pm Martin de Porres Center
2330 Airport Drive
Ohio Hispanic Coalition's 27th Anniversary Celebration Friday, September 15th 5:30pm - 9:00pm Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St.
2017 HHM at City Council Monday, September 18th 5:00pm Columbus City Hall
Mujeres | Cafe | Botanas | Cultura  Tuesday, September 19th  6:30pm-7:30pm Martin de Porres Center:
2330 Airport Drive Columbus, OH 43219 
For more information: yrose@oppeace.org
Hispanic Heritage Month
Donación de Sangre
Saturday, September 23 10am - 3pm 3640 Karl Road
Feria del Libro OHIO Saturday, September 23 11am - 7pm Martin de Porres Center
2330 Airport Drive
Día de la Niña (GIRLS's Day) Sunday, October 8th 2pm - 5pm Martin de Porres Center
2330 Airport Dr.
OCHLA/OSU Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Awards Gala Saturday, October 14th 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Ohio Union—Archie Griffin Ballroom

Your Choice - Your College - Your Future
College Fair
Sunday, October 15th 12pm - 3pm Martin De Porres Center
2330 Airport Dr.
Day of The Dead Community Event 2017 Saturday, October 21st 10am - 2pm Greenlawn Cemetery
1000 Greenlawn Avenue
Columbus Academy's
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Sunday, October 15th 3:30pm - 5:30pm Columbus Academy
4300 Cherry Bottom
 Faith Based Response to
The Opiate Crisis
Thursday, September 14th  11am - 1pm  Scioto Ridge UMC 4343 Dublin Rd. 
Fiesta De Luz Saturday, September 16 6pm - 10pm 421 Black River Lane
UMADAOP State Conference Tuesday, September 26  8:30am 890 West 4th Street, Mansfield, OH
Latin American and Caribbean
UniDiversity Festival
Saturday, September 23 4pm - 8pm Oxford Uptown Memorial Parks
Hight St. & Main St., Offord, OH
 Traditions of The Day of The Dead Wednesday, November 1  7pm - 8:30pm  MacMillan Hall Lobby, Miami University
Cuban Music In The Global Context  Thursday, November 16, 2017  6pm - 9pm  Shriver Center, Miami University
CommUNITY Day 2017 Saturday, September 16th 10am - 2pm Pickerington High School Central
300 Opportunity Way
St. Teresa Parish's Festival Latino Saturday, September 9th 11am - 9pm 1827 North Limestone St
Welcoming Potluck Sunday, September 17th 1pm - 4pm Harvest Lane Alliance Church
5132 Harvest Lane
Adult Latino Heritage Cooking Class Monday, September 25th 6pm - 7pm Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center
1225 Broadway St.
Pig Roast Friday, September 29th 6pm - 9:30pm Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center
1225 Broadway St.
Open Book with Sam Quinones,
Best-Selling Author on The Opiate Epidemic
Tuesday, October 3rd 7pm 325 Michigan Street
Toledo Spanish American Organization
Fajita Dinner Fundraiser
Sunday, October 8th 1pm - 5pm Latins United Organization of Toledo
706 South St. Clair Street.
Home Town Hero/Latina Award 2017 Tuesday, October 10th 5:30pm El Camino Real
2500 W. Aylvania Ave.
Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Hispanic Heritage Events Calendar
Dia de los  Muerto Celebration Saturday, Novemebr 4th 6pm - 10pm Sofia Quintero Event Center
1225 Broadway
Valiente Fuerte 5K Saturday, October 14th 9am 6911 Cleveland Ave
The Whitehall 2nd Latino Night Wednesday October 11th 5:30pm - 8pm Whitehall Yearling HS
675 S Yearling HS
HHM Opening Ceremony Thursday, September 14th 12:15pm - 1:15pm Mahoning County Courthouse
Rotunda, 120 Market Street
Notable Latinos Thursday, Sep 15th
Friday, Oct 13th


YSU Maag Library, Main Floor

Lady of Guadalupe Fundraiser Dinner Sunday, September 17th 4pm St. Brendan's Church, Maxwell Hall
2800 Oakwood Avenue
ECHHO College Fair Thursday, September 28th 9:00am - 11:00am OCCHA
3660 Shirley Road
Object Tracking With Point Cloud Data In
Automated Driving Applications
Friday, September 29th 3:00pm YSU Lincoln Building, Cafaro Suite, Room 510
7th Annual Non-Violence Parade & Rally Sunday, October 1st 3:00pm W. Wood Street and Wick Avenue
Breast Cancer & Legal Matters
Awareness Seminar
Thursday, October 5th 5:30pm OCCHA Social Hall, 3660 Shirley Road
International Student Coffee Hour Friday, October 6th 3:00pm - 5:00pm YWCA, 25 W. Rayen Avenue
Hispanic Heritage Celebration Saturday, October 14th 12:00pm - 3:00pm YSU Kilcawley Center, Chestnut Room
OCCHA Youth Talent Show Saturday, October 14th 6:00pm - 9:00pm OCCHA Social Hall, 3660 Shirley Road
Rural and Small Town Immigration to Ohio:
Transformation of the Social Landscape
Friday, October 20th 5:00pm - 7:00pm Younstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor
(Aka Steel Museum)
151 W. Wood St.
OCCHA's 45th Annual Fundraiser Gala Friday, October 20th 5:30pm - 11:00pm Mr. Anthony's Banquet Center, 7440 South Avenue
Hispanic Veterans Appreciation Dinner Sunday, November 18th 5:30pm OCCHA Social Hall, 2660 Shirley Road
Indianapolis, IN
Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY)
National Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off Reception Thursday, September 14th 6pm -7pm University Center Ballroom
Teacher Diversity Matters Friday, September 15th 8am - 6pm Griffin Hall Digitorium
Zumba Grande Tuesday, September 19th 6:15pm Campus Recreation Center, Studio 2
HHM Film Series
Santo y Blue Demon contra los Monstruos
Wednesday, September 20th 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mathematics, Education and Psychology Building
(MEP) 120
HHM Film Series
Ahi esta el detalle
Wednesday, September 27th 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mathematics, Education and Psychology Building
(MEP) 120
HHM Keynote Lecture: Marielena Hincapie Wednesday, October 4th 12pm - 1pm Griffin Hall Digitorium
Latino College Fair Thursday, October 5th 10am - 2pm James C. and Rachel M. Votruba
Student Union Ballroom
Latino Music Fest Friday, October 6th 6pm - 9pm James C. and Rachel M. Votruba
Student Union Ballroom
Pre Celebration of "Dia de los Muertos" Wednesday, October 11th 4:30pm - 6:30pm James C. and Rachel M. Votruba
Student Union Ballroom
HHM Film Series
Teatro del Crimen
Wednesday, October 11th 6pm - 11pm Mathematics, Education & Psychology Building
(MEP) 120
3 vs 3 Tomeo de Futbol Wednesday, October 11th 6pm - 11pm NKU Intramural Fields
Film Screening of Precious Knowledge:
The Struggle for Ethnic Studies
Thursday, October 12th 12pm - 1pm James C. and Rachel Votruba
Student Union Ballroom B & C
 Panel Discussion:
What's Going on in the Schools?
Perspectives from Latino Students and Educators
Thursday, October 12th 4:30pm - 6:30pm Baptist Student Center
Chicago, Illinois
Midwest Regional Policy Forum Saturday, November 11th 8am - 12pm [CDT] Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
836 W. Wellington Ave.
Rochester, Michigan
3rd Annual Latina Empowerment Conference Friday, October 6th 8am - 2pm Oakland Center, Oakland University
312 Meadow Brook Rd.