Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month, GVL. Having kicked off of Thurs., Sept. 15 and running through Sat., Oct. 15, this month “celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central + South America.”
The Hispanic Alliance of SC — a network of agencies that work to advance the Upstate’s Hispanic communities — has rounded up a number of events for Hispanic Heritage Month taking place in SC. Here are five events to attend in the Upstate:
- Yehimi Cambrón: Now We Thrive | Now-Fri., Oct. 21 | Hours vary | Upstate Gallery at the Chapman Cultural Center, 200 E. St. John St., Spartanburg | Free | Born in Michoacán, Mexico + residing in Atlanta, GA, this artist’s exhibition showcases the experiences of Undocumented Americans.
- Dr. Carlos E Lavín Keynote | Wed., Sept. 28 | 4 p.m. | UofSC Upstate, CLC Ballroom, 180 Gramling Dr., Spartanburg | Dr. Carlos E. Lavín, College of Charleston Assistant Professor in Special Education, presents his speech, “When Students Lead, We Should Follow.”
- Las Profesoras y Tú | Fri., Sept. 30 | 3 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join this Spanish language Facebook Live session to discuss higher-education perspectives with UofSC Upstate, Wofford College faculty + Charleston community leaders.
- Hispanic Heritage Festival | Sun., Oct. 2 | 12-6 p.m. | Fluor Field at the West End | $5 | Join the Asociación Hispano-Americana de Mujeres, or the Hispanic-American Women’s Association for a day of authentic food + drinks, dancing and live music, craft vendors, and more.
- Festival Hispano | Sun., Oct. 2 | 1-6 p.m. | Anderson Farmers Market, 402 N. Murray Ave., Anderson | Free entry | Enjoy festivities like live music, kids activities, food — plus, ANMED’s Medical Clinic will be on site.