by Emily Sakamoto and Maya Kaufman
Monday, Sept. 15 marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, which was kicked off by a flag ceremony in Olin and Chalmers Library. The ceremony, which showcased the flags of countries, was sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Adelante and the Latin@ studies concentration.
The celebration will include a variety of discussions and an exploration of Hispanic culture, including cuisine and dance.
The events will begin with a carne asada cook-out at the Snowden Multicultural Center on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 3-5 p.m. On Monday, Oct. 6, Elena Foulis, a lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University, will hold a workshop entitled “Nuestra Identidad”.
Publicity of this year’s celebration has increased in light of an incident last year, in which the displayed flags were vandalized and stolen, which some believe may have been an act of discrimination.