Sacred Heart University’s club La Hispanidad will be celebrating Social Justice Week from Monday, March 21 to Friday, March 25.
The president of La Hispanidad Club, Cithlaly Palacios, has worked alongside her fellow executive board members, Social Chair Amanda Bonet and Secretary Jouseth Tolentino Torres, to put together events all week long.
“It started with picking a theme we wanted. We reached out to every club on campus and sent in an offer for them to be a part of it and after that, they filled out our google form,” said Palacios.
SHU President, Dr. John Petillo, was also involved in the planning of this project.
“A lot of meetings went into this with Dr. Petillo, the marketing team at SHU and a lot of hands were on deck and still are. My advisor Arlete Perez Paez, the Multicultural Center and Campus Ministry have been super helpful with anything that I needed. I was able to lean back, and they were kind of just there for me,” said Palacios.
La Hispanidad will be sponsoring all the events listed below.
The English Club will be hosting a reading for Women’s History Month and Social Justice Week on Monday, March 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Martire Forum.
Gender Sexuality Alliance is holding a Queer Trivia Night, with a special importance on the facts, history and iconography of the transgender community in honor of Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31.
All students are welcomed to attend and there will be a prize for the 1st place winner. It will be taking place in the Multicultural Center at 7 p.m. that day.
Biology Club will be holding an event on March 21 at 8 p.m. in Naclerio Commons 104.
College of Democrats and To Write Love on Her Arms will be holding a table time on Wednesday, March 23 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Table 1. They will have information about how social justice and mental health are related.
All the clubs put together their own events, but in partnership with La Hispanidad for Social Justice week.
La Hispanidad will be hosting a final event on Friday, March 25 to end the week. The theme is “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.” Students will walk from the chapel on campus to the upper quad. Dr. Petillo will be there to talk about what social justice is.
“I think it’s so amazing that Sacred Heart has something like La Hispanidad because it brings Hispanic culture to campus,” said senior Maria Quirola.
All students are welcome and encouraged to participate in these events and to join the La Hispanidad club.
“La Hispanidad is a club where we will have anyone no matter their race, you don’t have to be of Hispanic heritage to join our club. We are open arms to anyone, and we give people the opportunity to express their true selves,” said Palacios.