¡Viva Latinos!

The PLV Campus heats up this week with a series of events including a dance marathon, spoken word, and more to celebrate Latin Heritage Week.

From September 15 until October 15, the U.S. celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month. On the PLV Campus, the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) brings you Latin Heritage Week to share the Latin culture among Pace students.

On September 17, join OLAS at “What If Latin America Ruled the World?” to discuss Latin empowerment within the country and also around the world, and find out how we can strengthen the Latin community ourselves. 9:00 p.m. Gottesman Room

If you like piña coladas, and need a common hour pick-me-up, then stop by the Gottesman Patio on September 18 for Tropical Haze, featuring some free, yes that’s right, free, tropical drinks popular in the Latin American culture including coladas, Morir Soñando (oj+milk), chinola (passion fruit juice), tamarindo (a tamarind punch), and more!

Based on the popular show, Habla Ya! will feature people sharing their view of Latin American culture on video beginning at 9:00 p.m. on September 18 in Butcher Suite. Pace students will also share their funny and touching stories about what it means to be Latino/a. Appetizers will be served.

Finally, OLAS’ biggest event will have you bailando for a great cause. Head to the Willcox Gym on September 20 at 9:00 p.m. to get your merengue, salsa, and bachata on at Pasos del Corazon, a dance marathon to raise money for the American Heart Association. The $1.00 entrance fee will help raise money for heart disease, the number one killer of Hispanics across the nation. Dinner will be followed by dancing.