Fiesta on the Green to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 5

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Fiesta on the Green to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 5

Students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Fiesta on the Green.
Justin Mohling | University Communication
Students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Fiesta on the Green.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will welcome the campus community to Fiesta on the Green, a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Fiesta on the Green will be held 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, on the Nebraska Union Plaza. Fiesta on the Green is an opportunity for the entire university community to learn and experience the rich Latinx culture through various activities.

Some of the exciting activities include a performance by Mariana Hernandez-Moreno, a first-year student; a traditional dance performance by Sangre Azteca; and the opportunity to engage with various student organizations including the Mexican-American Student Association, Lambda Theta Nu, Delta Xi Nu, Kappa Delta Chi, OASIS Student Advisory Board, Future Teachers of Color, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Intertribal Exchange and more.

“We hope that events Like Fiesta on the Green bring a sense of belonging and a ‘home away from home’ to the Hispanic community on campus,” said Letty Garcia, assistant director of the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services. “It is an excellent opportunity for non-Hispanic students to learn about new cultures they may have never been exposed to before.”

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and is a dedicated time to recognize and celebrate the rich cultural contributions and achievements of Hispanic and Latinx individuals in the United States. This month-long celebration pays homage to the diverse histories, traditions, languages, and identities of Hispanic communities, honoring their vital role in shaping the social, economic, and cultural fabric of the nation. Through various events, activities, and educational initiatives, Hispanic Heritage Month fosters understanding, appreciation, and unity while highlighting the lasting impact of Hispanic heritage on American society.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month as an integral part of our commitment to fostering a sense of belonging and inclusivity for all members of the university’s diverse community. By recognizing and celebrating the vibrant cultures, traditions, and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx communities, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s aim is to create an environment where every individual feels valued and represented. A variety of events, workshops, and cultural showcases deepens cultural understanding, strengthens connections, and promotes dialogue among students, faculty, and staff.

For more information on Fiesta on the Green, email

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