OMA Begins Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Celebrations

Javanna Rogers, Staff Writer

“Coming from African descent, it’s nice to know different cultures,” expressed freshman Marquavious Hardwick about the Independence Day Celebration hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA).

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage month has begun and OMA started it with the Independence Day Celebration at the Student Union on Sept. 12. 

Hardwick went on to say he feels this month helps others stay united instead of divided. 

Javanna Rogers asks Stephanie Molina about the Hispanic and Latinx Celebration events coming up. Photo by Kee’Ara Smith.

“Nationally the month starts Sept. 15 because the five Central American countries Independence days are celebrated that day,” explained Stephanie Molina, the Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs for this campus. 

The OMA staff educated students through fun quizzes and snacks such as marinelas, jiggly jels, nitos, along with guava and cheese. 

Information boards about Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Chile and Mexico were on display. 

Junior Dante Marlon informs freshman Marquavious Hardwick about the Hispanic and Latinx countries. Photo by Kee’Ara Smith.

Junior Joshua Lane thinks of this event as a “learning moment for others to see about other cultures.”

Senior Ariana Madir thinks it is important to have an event such as this to bring “inclusivity and educate the campus to know about different cultures and countries.”

Madir then explained, “[it] shows representation of the people we have here and that there is a place for others here at Georgia Southern’s Armstrong campus.” 

Check the campus event calendar on the university website to find out more about upcoming Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month events.



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