Hispanic Heritage Month 2022: Unidos

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022: Unidos


The 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month national theme is: Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.  This theme reinforces the need to ensure diverse voices and perspectives are welcomed in decision-making processes, thereby helping to build stronger communities and a stronger nation. From September 15 to October 15 each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the achievements, histories, traditions, and cultural diversity of Hispanic/Latino/Latinx Americans whose heritage is rooted in 20 Latin American countries. 
Rhode Island College is hosting a number of events to honor Hispanic Heritage Month.


"We are All Connected", a bilingual book written by Gabi Garcia and illustrated by Natalia Jimenez Osorio

Adams Library

Monday, September 26 - Saturday, October 15
Adams Library Porch

Adams Library and Disability Services are collaborating on a Bilingual StoryWalk featuring the book We are All Connected. It is a bilingual picture book written by Gabi Garcia and illustrated by Natalia Jimenez Osorio. Come to the front porch of Adams Library throughout the month to enjoy this experience with the whole family.  

Hispanic Heritage Event Latinos Teach Spanish

Latinos Teach Spanish

Thursday, October 13
4:30 p.m.
Gaige 202

Come for an informal conversation with a group of Latino Spanish teachers and RIC alumni about opportunities and challenges for Latinos pursuing (or considering) a career in World Languages education.

Maria Sanjuro Takacs, Spanish Teacher at Barrington Middle School

Smaylin Reyes, Spanish Teacher and MLL support at Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts

Armando Monge, Spanish Teacher at La Salle Academy

Early LASO Stories from "The Anchor" Student Newspaper

Early LASO Stories from "The Anchor" Student Newspaper

Throughout the month of October

See what the Latin American Student Organization was doing in the 1970s! Follow @riclibrary and @ric.laso on social media for analysis and highlights from The Anchor's earliest coverage of LASO. This series was made possible by Adams Library Digital Initiatives and its ongoing project to digitize and publish back issues of The Anchor. To view the entire Anchor archive online, visit: https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/the_anchor/


"Latino History in Rhode Island" book cover by Marta V. Martinez

Author Meet & Greet with Marta Martinez

Wednesday, September 21, 10:00 a.m.
Gaige 200 

Join us in person to meet the historian and author of "Latino History in Rhode Island", Marta V. Martinez, and learn about Rhode Island Latino History and Cultures.  Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Student Activities

Angela Gonzalez, the muralist known as AGONZA


Wednesday, September 21, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Gaige 200

Angela Gonzalez, the muralist known as AGONZA, is a Providence-born artist whose work explores issues of race, immigration, and identity. Her murals can be seen all across Providence. Her art and message has been featured in the Providence Journal and RI Monthly. In 2021, AGONZA made history as the first-ever artist to paint an exterior mural in a Providence public housing development. AGONZA has been a social worker since 2014 and has served on the board of directors at The Avenue Concept since 2019. Recently, she was awarded a public art residency with the Providence Housing Authority. Join us for a presentation and Q&A with this visionary artist!

Sussy Santana is a poet, performer, and cultural organizer

Poetry Reading & Conversation with Sussy Santana

Tuesday, September 27, 10:00 a.m.
Gaige 200

Sussy Santana is a poet, performer, and cultural organizer born in the Dominican Republic. She is the author of Pelo bueno y otros poemas (2010), RADIO ESL(2012), and Poemas Domésticos (2018). This event will be in Spanish.  

"Writing the Caribbean in Magazine Time" book cover by Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann

"How Literary Magazines Make Literature Possible in the Latinx Americas"

With Prof. Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann
Wednesday, September 28, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Gaige 200

Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann (they or she pronouns) is a scholar of Caribbean literature, history, and decolonial theory and the author of Writing the Caribbean in Magazine Time (Rutgers University Press, 2021). Katerina’s essays on literary magazines, literary infrastructure, and Caribbean textual and intellectual circulation also appear in MLN, Small Axe, South Atlantic Quarterly, The Global South, The Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Continents manuscrits, and Inti. Katerina is also a member of the Aimé Césaire research group of the Francophone manuscripts team at the École normale supérieure in Paris and a translator of contemporary Cuban literature. Currently, Katerina is an associate professor of Spanish and the Interim Director of El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies at the University of Connecticut. 

RIC Reunite event September 30, 2022

RIC ReuNite

Friday, September 30
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom

An opportunity to revisit your alma mater and get involved with the LatinX Alumni Affinity group. Enjoy appetizers, live music, and networking.

RIC LatinX Alumni at an event


Saturday, October 1
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Rhode Island College’s annual Homecoming and Family Weekend signature event. Show your RIC spirit while you explore our Marketplace featuring local artisans and crafters. Check out our Kidzone with pumpkin painting, inflatables, and crafts. And new this year, we're introducing our Taste of RI lunch - a menu honoring the unique flavors of our state, and celebrating Rhode Island College's recent designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution

Carrie Salazar, Librarian at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

Research Practice and Inclusive Collecting in the Art Library

Monday, October 3, 2022 
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Gaige Hall 200

Carrie Salazar (Librarian at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University) will discuss the contents of a specialized art library, the difficulties of building an inclusive collection, and the research practices of artists who produce and utilize the collection.