Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Members of the UNMC and Nebraska Medicine communities are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of educational and cultural events. Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from September 15 to October 15.

*The first 25 participants who register for and attend any of the starred events below will receive a complimentary food voucher to use at Sodexo dining locations. Registration links are included below.

Sep 21: Food Tour (Tipico Helado)

Get to know Omaha one bite at a time! Discover the Hispanic food scene at The Heart of Omaha Food Tour as we bring you to the area's most historic and diverse neighborhoods rich with culture and history. Explore these incredible locally- owned Latin American restaurants and learn about new cultures and authentic cuisines. UNMC students will receive a dish at each of these local restaurants throughout our community. From refreshing ice cream to mouthwatering pupusas you do not want to miss out. Must have an NUID.

Join the Food Tour (Tipico Helado) event in person at 5210 S 21st St, Omaha NE 68107 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Sep. 23: Perceptions of Healthcare in the Latino Community

The UNMC Office of Community Engagement, in partnership with the South Omaha Community Cares Council, is hosting a panel discussion titled “Perceptions of Healthcare in the Latino Community”. At this event, a short film will be viewed featuring Latino community members telling their stories about health and healthcare. A panel discussion with the audience, featuring local Chicano activist Ben Salazar as well as other community leaders will follow to cover major themes from the film.

Register for the Perceptions of Healthcare in the Latino Community event on Thursday, September 23 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Join in person at the Sorrell Center in Room 2010.

Sep 28: Food Tour (Sal Mex)

Get to know Omaha one bite at a time! Discover the Hispanic food scene at The Heart of Omaha Food Tour as we bring you to the area's most historic and diverse neighborhoods rich with culture and history. Explore these incredible locally- owned Latin American restaurants and learn about new cultures and authentic cuisines. UNMC students will receive a dish at each of these local restaurants throughout our community. From refreshing ice cream to mouthwatering pupusas you do not want to miss out. Must have an NUID.

Join the Food Tour (Sal Mex) event in person at 709 S 24th St, Omaha NE 68102 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Sep. 29: Meat Packing Plants Research Panel

Athena Ramos, PhD (assistant professor, UNMC Department of Health Promotion) will serve as host for the discussion. Guest panelists include:

Register for the Meat Packing Plants Research Panel event on Wednesday, September 29 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Join in person at the Sorrell Center in Room 1005.

Oct. 5: Food Tour (Chinchorro Boricua)

Get to know Omaha one bite at a time! Discover the Hispanic food scene at The Heart of Omaha Food Tour as we bring you to the area's most historic and diverse neighborhoods rich with culture and history. Explore these incredible locally- owned Latin American restaurants and learn about new cultures and authentic cuisines. UNMC students will receive a dish at each of these local restaurants throughout our community. From refreshing ice cream to mouthwatering pupusas you do not want to miss out. Must have an NUID.

Join the Food Tour (Chinchorro Boricua) event in person at 118 Howard St, Omaha NE 68102 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Oct. 6: Intersection of Hispanic Heritage, Medicine, and Domestic Violence

The Student Life Inclusion and Diversity Office (SLIDO), EMPOWER, and the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) are joining forces during Hispanic Heritage Month and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month to present a discussion on the intersection of Hispanic culture and domestic violence through a medical lens.

Register for the Intersection of Hispanic Heritage, Medicine, and Domestic Violence event on Wednesday, October 6 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Join in person at the Sorrell Center in Room 2010.

*Oct. 12: Meat Packing Plants Broader Context

This event is meant to bring awareness to the impacts the COVID pandemic had on meatpacking plant workers and their families. The panel will include perspectives from Nebraska Appleseed and Heartland Workers Center.

Register for the Meat Packing Plants Broader Context event on Tuesday, October 12 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Join in person at the Sorrell Center in Room 2010.

*Oct. 15: Juegos & Prizes

Join the Office of Inclusion and Equity and SLIDO for an afternoon of games and prizes in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Register for the Juegos & Prizes event on Friday, October 15 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Join in person at the Sorrell Center in the Linder Reading Room. 

Hispanic Heritage Month is made possible thanks to our contributors and sponsors: The Office of Inclusion & Equity, the Student Life Inclusion and Diversity Office, the Office of Community Engagement, EMPOWER, the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center, the South Omaha Community Cares Council, Sodexo, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Office of Multicultural Affairs.