La Casita Student Resource Center
Bienvenido a la Oficina de Servicios y Programas Multiculturales y al Centro de Recursos de La Casita. Estamos encantados de que haya visitado. Por favor, echa un vistazo a todos los grandes programas que tenemos este año! ¡Esperamos verte ahí! Visítenos en el séptimo piso del Hulman Memorial Student Union Building. ¡Siempre estamos pasando algo!
Welcome to the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs and the La Casita Resource Center. We are delighted that you have visited. Please check out all the great programs we have this year! We hope to see you there! Visit us on the seventh floor of the Hulman Memorial Student Union Building. We are always making things happen!
Land Acknowledgement Statement
We want to acknowledge that we gather in the traditional land of the Delaware, Kickapoo, Miami, Mound Builders, Piankashaw, Potawatomi, Shawnee, and Wea. The Wea were a Miami-Illinois originally located in western Indiana. They were part of the larger Illinois Confederation. Peoples past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations. This calls us to commit to continuing to learn how to be better stewards of the land we inhabit as well.
La Casita Student Resource Center is a space for those interested in learning more about the Hispanic and Latin cultures. La Casita will work closely with the Hispanic Latino Alliance student organization.
La Casita was developed to give voice to the rich heritage of the Hispanic/Latin cultures. La Casita is the hub of cultural programs, activities, awareness building, and celebration. La Casita focuses on:
- Assisting in the retention and graduation of multicultural students by fostering a sense of community through intellectual, social, and cultural exchange
- Providing and promoting safe spaces for challenging dialogue about students’ experiences and concerns
Hispanic Latino Alliance (HLA) is a group of students who welcome others who are interested in Latino/Hispanic cultures and Spanish language. We are committed to succeed scholarly within all students, develop leadership, conspire with other organizations on campus and participate in community service.
Pre-register for all ZOOM events in order to be entered into drawings for great prizes. All events are through ZOOM unless otherwise indicated. Please reserve your craft supplies in advance - supplies are limited.
Hispanic Heritage Month
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, the U.S. government celebrates the countless contributions of more than 60 million Hispanic Americans to our culture and society. Hispanic Americans are the largest minority group in the United States today, and generations of Hispanic Americans have consistently helped make our country strong and prosperous. They contribute to our Nation beyond description. Hispanic Americans embody the best of our American values, including commitment to faith, family, and country. They serve in our military and protect us as members of law enforcement. In fact, Hispanic Americans make up half of our Border Patrol agents. The Hispanic-American community has left an indelible mark on our government, culture, and economy.
The Department of State celebrates America’s rich Hispanic history and culture with National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 – October 15. National Hispanic Heritage Month, with roots going back to 1968, celebrates the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile, and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period. Columbus Day in Mexico (Día de la Raza) is on October 12.
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize the contributions and the important presence of Hispanic and Latin Americans in the U.S. and within the Department. In commemoration of the 2020, National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Department highlights biographies of outstanding Hispanic employees who support diplomatic efforts around the world.
|Postponed||HHM: Mental Health in Hispanic/Latino Culture||ZOOM||5-6pm||18.3% pf the U.S. Population is estimated to be Latino or Hispanic of those over 16% reported having a mental illness in the past year that is over 10 million people.||
|10/13/2020||HHM: Javier Avila-The Trouble with my Name||ZOOM||6-7pm||A chance to see a on of a kind performance about the value of diversity from a one man show.|
|10/14/2020||HHM: Loteria||5 and 6pm||Dede II||Lotería is a traditional game of chance, similar to bingo, but using images on a deck of cards instead of numbered ping pong balls.||
Program offered by Hispanic Latino Alliance (HLA)
|10/21/2020||HHM: Saul Flores: The walk of the immigrants||ZOOM||7-8pm||Come listen to his story on how Saul spent 3 months walking, hitchiking, and sleeping on the ground. His journey beginning in Ecuador and walking 5,328 miles to North carolina.|
|10/22/2020||HHM: Music Around the World Challenge||ZOOM||6-7pm||Take a trip around the globe and enjoy music from all over the world.|
|10/28/2020||HHM: Talavera Tiles or Coaster #3||Pick up supplies Dede Plaza Space D||12-2pm||Talavera Tiles, paint your own 4 piece tile in any colors you like and put them up in dorm and around home for decoration! Other option is make a Coaster!||
Register in advance to pick up supplies:
|10/28/2020||Dia de los Muertos||Dede Plaza||12-2pm||Come join to see individuals from all over the world celebrate Dia de los Muertos. Find out what countries celebrate the day of the dead.||
|11/4/2020||HHM: Talavera Tiles tor Coaster #4||Pick up supplies Dede Plaza Space D||12-2pm||Talavera Tiles, paint your own 4 piece tile in any colors you like and put them up in dorm and around home for decoration! Other option is make a Coaster!||
Register in advance to pick up supplies:
|11/13/2020||Fall 2020 Academic Recognition||Posts to Social Media only!||5pm||Virtual event for Hispanic/Latinos in undergrad/graduate school for recongition for high GPA||N/A|
|12/9/2020||Hispanic/International Graduation||Posts to Social Media only!||5pm||Ceremony for Hispanic/Latinos and International Students to celebrate students accomplishments in a unique way.||N/A|
Hulman Memorial Student Union
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Resource Center Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM