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Hispanics: Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America

Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) events at Georgia Tech celebrate and recognize the economic, scientific, cultural, and social contributions of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States and beyond. The Office of Hispanic Initiatives (OHI) coordinates efforts with several Institute units, student organizations, and programs in organizing the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration from mid-September to mid-October.

Thank You To Our Partners

  • Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • GoSTEM Program
  • Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion
  • Georgia Tech Library

2023 Hispanic Heritage Month Events


Mini World Cup 

Friday, September 15, 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
Roe Stamps Fields, next to the CRC 

Students will display their commitment to teamwork and love for soccer by participating in this friendly competition. Teams will represent 12 different countries. First- and second-place teams will receive a trophy and medals. Hosted by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (GT-SHPE) with the support of the Office of Hispanic Initiatives (OHI). The registration of teams is now closed but please feel free to come watch the event on the 15! For additional information, contact Viviana Abadía at

Direct to Discovery Reading with a Researcher: Hispanic Heritage Month

Thursday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Via Zoom

Join STEM@GTRI, the Georgia Tech Office of Hispanic Initiatives, and the Georgia Tech Library for a special Direct to Discovery interaction focused on celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with "STEM Storytime". This fun, virtual guest-reader session is free and will feature Georgia Tech faculty members reading a Spanish-language storybook to K-5 students, discussing their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers, and answering students’ questions. Registration link:

Lecture and Performance by Spaniard Jazz Saxophonist Daniel Juarez

Monday, September 25, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
D.M. Smith Building, Auditorium #105 (685 Cherry Street NW, near the GT Library)

Professional jazz saxophonist Daniel Juarez, based in Madrid, will provide a lecture on composition from a comparative perspective, which will be illustrated by musical performance. No registration is required but seating is limited and will be provided on a first-come-first served basis. Co-sponsored by School of Music, School of Modern Languages, Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC), and Office of Hispanic Initiatives (OHI).

Lotería y Tacos

Thursday, September 28, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
North Avenue West Centennial Room

A night of food, music, and Lotería, a Mexican-style bingo game. Food provided by Rreal Tacos. Hosted by GT Housing and Residence Life. RSVP by September 20.

Hispanic/Latinx Trivia Night   

Wednesday, October 4, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Rooms 1116-1118

Join the Latino Organization of GRAduate Students (LOGRAS), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and Office of Hispanic Initiatives (OHI) for their 2nd annual Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia Night. This fun event will demonstrate the diversity of Hispanic and Latin cultures with questions about food, art, science, and history of many Hispanic/Latin countries. Come with a team of up to 4 or find a team at the event. Food and refreshments will be provided, and prizes are up for grabs! RSVP by Monday, September 25 at so we can get an idea of amount of food and dietary restrictions, but no RSVP is necessary. For more information contact, Aaron Silva at

Blue Beetle Movie Discussion

Tuesday, October 10, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

GTRI’s IDENTIFY@GTRI and Georgia Tech's Hispanics Or Latinos and Allies (HOLA) Employee Resource Groups invite you to an online discussion of the movie touted as the first solo film for a Latino superhero, Blue Beetle. HOLA chair and C21U communications program manager Yelena M. Rivera-Vale and Dr. Juan Carlos Rodríguez, associate professor of Spanish and the Atlanta Global Studies Center co-director, will guide the conversation. Join us for an informative and fun virtual event at No registration is required.

Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture

Wednesday, October 11, 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Bill Moore Student Success Center, Clary Theater

As part of Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s Intercultural Lecture Series, the 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month lecture will feature Patti Solis Doyle, former presidential campaign advisor and CNN political commentator. This event is co-sponsored by Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (IDEI), the GoSTEM Program, and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI). Register at

HHM Closing Banquet

Wednesday, October 11, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bill Moore Student Success Center, Press Rooms A & B

Authentic Latin-American cuisine, raffles, Buzz. The dress code is casual. Hosted by the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) in collaboration with Office of Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (IDEI), and Office of Hispanic Initiatives (OHI). Pre-registration is required and will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Limited seating. Don’t miss out! RSVP at by September 29.