Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Yale


In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), also known as Latinx Heritage Month, organizations around Yale and New Haven are hosting a variety of events to celebrate communities and cultures. Latinx. Below you’ll find an exciting range of activities, from visiting museums to dancing and tasting cocktails.

Friday and Saturday October 1 and 2: ¡Fiesta Latina!

Co-organized by the Yale Peabody Museum and Junta for Progressive Action, the Fiesta Latina! The celebration brings together artists, academics, musicians, scientists and community leaders from Yale and New Haven to learn and honor the perspectives and achievements of the Latin American Diaspora.

This year’s virtual events program includes educational webinars, a vegan cooking demonstration, musical performances and more. View the full program and register for events.

Friday October 1: “Bomba barrels”

At 4 p.m., the Yale Latino Networking Group, New Haven Museum, and Peabody Museum host this live virtual performance of African-Puerto Rican people. bomba traditional music barrel drums. Make your own barrels of bomba kits and a video tutorial will be provided to the first 200 registrants.

Learn more and register here.

Saturday October 2: reading of “Planting Stories” in a family book club

Wonderful Books and Where to Find Them !, a book club series for children and caregivers sponsored by Yale Affinity Groups and the New Haven Free Public Library, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a reading from “Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré ”by Anika Aldamuy Denise.

Come for the reading and stay for the discussion. The event takes place at 11 a.m. in the Children’s Room of the New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St.

Tuesday October 5: “AFROPERUANOS: Resiliencia y Resistencia”

At 5 pm, the Yale Latino Networking Group and the Yale African American Affinity Group welcome educator, artist and producer Nadia Calmet for an online workshop titled “AFROPERUANOS: Resiliencia y Resistencia”.

Calmet is a professional Peruvian folk dance artist, specializing in Afro-Peruvian dances. She will discuss Afro-Peruvian history, cultural diversity, gastronomy and religion. She will also conduct a dance demonstration by cajon, cajita, quijada (Afro-Peruvian instruments), Festejo and Zamacueca.

Learn more and register for the Zoom webinar.

Wednesday October 6: Café Con Leche

All Yale employees: it’s still time! Take a 2 to 3 p.m. coffee break with the Yale Latino Networking Group and the Yale Postdoctoral Association in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Join us for a virtual meeting, a fun conversation and anecdotes. The first 30 people to register will also receive a free cup of coffee and treat!

Find out more and register for the event.

Friday October 8: Infusions and movements

At 5:30 p.m., join the Yale Latino Networking Group and the Working Women’s Network for a salsa dance and beer cocktail tasting with Alisa Bowens-Mercado, Founder and Brewmaster of New Haven’s Rhythm Brewing Co. No previous experience n ‘is required !

Learn more, find a cocktail recipe, and register for the event online here.

Friday October 9: Noche Latina @ Yale Soccer

With games at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Yale Athletics is hosting Noche Latina in conjunction with La Casa as part of their celebration of Latinx Heritage Month. The day will feature a men’s and women’s football double header, free food trucks and t-shirts, while supplies last. The Reese Stadium (75 Central Ave.) is located at the Yale Bowl Complex. Parking and entry are free.

Sunday October 10: Cooking demonstration with Barracuda Bistro & Bar

Join the Yale Latino Networking Group and Sonia Salazar, owner and chef of Barracuda Bistro & Bar, for a virtual cooking demonstration. Learn how to make Colombian empanadas. Come prepared with your own ingredients or just follow.

The event takes place from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Zoom. Learn more and register.

Monday October 11: Food Truck event

Join the Yale Latino networking group and the Yale Police Department to support Chef Efrain Nieves, owner of the Tata restaurant and food truck. Chef Efrain has been offering authentic Puerto Rican cuisine for 13 years. The first 50 people to make a purchase at Tata’s food truck will receive free “frituras”.

The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Bristol St., behind the Yale Health Plan car park (55 Lock St.). Check out Tata’s menu.

Tuesday October 12: An evening of Argentine tango

At 5:30 p.m., join Tango Sueño Academy’s Gem Duras and Linda Mejia in a virtual event exploring the history, music and dance of tango, as well as tango exercises and a virtual dance class. VSo-sponsored by the Yale Latino Networking Group and future Yale leaders.

Learn more and register for the event online.

Wednesday October 13 and Friday October 15: A crash course in colloquial Spanish

Join the Yale Latino networking group for a crash course in colloquial Spanish! In collaboration with the Yale Interpretation Network, these sessions will be an opportunity to learn some basic Spanish words and expressions that can be used in everyday life.

Register for October 12 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Zoom.

Register for October 15, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Zoom.

Wednesday October 13: Peruvian dance Marinera

From its roots in slavery, indigenous culture and Spanish colonialism, Marinera reflects a diverse mix of Peruvian influences. Thanks to Marinera, the art of dance is used to teach new generations the culture of Peru and share our heritage with the world. Join the Yale Latino networking group and cultural dance organization Marinera CT as we explore the importance and joy of Marinera and its place in Peruvian history.

The event takes place on Zoom from 5 pm to 5:40 pm Register for the Marinera workshop.

Thursday October 14: Hispanic Heritage Month Dance Party

Grab your dancing shoes, a partner, and join the Yale Latino networking group from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. as we celebrate the end of Hispanic Heritage Month. Music will be provided by Herman Ham Entertainment Group. This event is family-friendly – everyone is welcome!

Learn more and register for the Zoom event.

Friday October 15: Brazilian jazz performance with Isabella Mendes

At noon, watch a performance by Isabella Mendes, a native of São Paulo whose work is rooted in Brazilian jazz and bossa nova. Musician and educator, she will share music, history and culture and hold a short question-and-answer session at the end.

Learn more and register for the event online.

Friday October 15: Gritos y Susurros: telling true stories about being Latina in today’s world

New Haven’s Somos Latinas and Oye! The Latin Spoken Poetry Troupe / x performs at La Casa Cultural de Yale as part of Latin Heritage Month / x. Renowned storytellers and poets: Elisabeth Anton, Jezrie Marcano Courtney, Denise Santisteban and Cynthia Rojas, have performed on national and international platforms, winning awards and praise for the power of their art. These women tell true stories about their lives and perform spoken word poems, which celebrate their Latinidad while challenging received perceptions of what it means to be Latina in today’s world with the talented poet of ¡Oye !. It will be an intergenerational space of gritos and susurros. This event is co-sponsored by the Yale Latino Networking Group and the Yale Latino Alumni Network.

The event takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at La Casa (301 Crown Street) and on Zoom. Register for Gritos y Susurros.

Saturday October 23: Family science workshop

Virtual fun for the whole family! Students enrolled at New Haven Public School can purchase a lab coat and all the supplies needed for hands-on science experiments conducted by Yale graduates and Yale scientists. Presented by ARTE, Open Labs and SACNAS at Chapter at Yale.

Learn more and register for the event online (supplies are to be collected in person).

At Beinecke: Jon Lewis Photographs of the United Farm Workers Movement

A digital collection of photographs by Jon Lewis features scenes from the farm worker movement, the work and activities of César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, and the United Farm Workers of America’s California grape strike in the 1960s. View Collection .


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