ESU kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic dancers entertain the crowd during Thursday's kickoff event. Hispanic dancers entertain the crowd during Thursday's kickoff event. Photo by Tagan Trahoon/ KVOE News

Emporia State University kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month with a fiesta on campus Thursday evening.

For the third year in a row, Kellog Circle was filled with the essence of Hispanic culture including music, dance, and food. The event was put on by the department of Diversity and Inclusion in cooperation with several local volunteers and organizations.

Event co-organizer Amanda Rodriguez says the kickoff event will go to benefit ESU students of Hispanic heritage.


The Latino Legacy Scholarship is just one of two available to daca students. Rodriguez adds the event is not only fun for Latino residents but the community as a whole.


Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15. Deanna Williams, Director of Diversity Student Programs says throughout the semester they plan to have several other events on campus including a screening of the Disney film Coco.


Photos by Tagan Trahoon/ KVOE News and Amanda Rodriguez 

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