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UW-Stevens Point offering Hispanic Heritage Month events

September 15, 2022
Celebracion Hispana
Mark Hispanic Heritage Month at Celebracion Hispana at UWSP on Oct. 1.

Celebrate Hispanic culture at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with events marking Hispanic Heritage Month.

Salsa and bachata dance lessons will be offered free of charge Friday, Sept. 16, from 6-8 p.m. as part of the “Vamos a Bailar (Let’s Dance)” event in Laird Room of the Dreyfus University Center (DUC), 1015 Reserve St., Stevens Point. No prior dance experience is needed. UW-Stevens Point alumni Kyle Thao and Annabelle Xiong will teach the basics of Latinx dances followed by a dance social. The event is sponsored by the Latino Student Alliance and Any Swing Goes student organization.

Celebración Hispana will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, from 2-6 p.m. in the Laird Room of the DUC. The event will offer performances from two dance groups and by Carmen Alicia Murguia, an award-winning poet, educator and community-builder, as well as vendors, poetry and a D.J. Sponsored by the Latino Student Alliance, the event admission is $12 for the general public, $10 for students and free for children five and under. Learn more by contacting

“Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month is important because it allows us in the U.S. to celebrate and honor our Hispanic roots,” said Yadira Ramirez, a UW-Stevens Point graphic design major who is the vice president of the Latino Student Alliance. “This month creates an avenue for first-generation Americans and college students to build community and feel welcome on campus. Vamos a Bailar, Celebración Hispana and other Fiesta Point events in the community are bringing the community together and highlighting the various resources/businesses that Stevens Point has to offer.”