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Hispanic Heritage Month at NOVA

  • Hispanic Heritage Month

This year NOVA observed Hispanic Heritage Month with a number of events throughout our campuses:

  • The Office of DEI kicked off its monthly Spotlight Event series with a performance of celebrated novelist, poet, and professor JavierÁvilas’s one-man show, The Trouble with My Name. Mr. Ávila performed the show at both the Annandale and Alexandria campuses. Click here to watch a recording of the event.
  • The Annandale Campus Library celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a display just outside the library doors in the CG Building. You can also find resources about Hispanic Heritage Month online through the library.
  • NOVA students were invited to participate in a Virtual Speech Competition identifying either a Hispanic or Latino leader that inspires them, or discuss three aspects of their Hispanic/Latino culture as part of the “Who I Am” series.
  • And NOVA students were also invited to participate in a photo competition for Dia de los Muertos. Prizes for both competitions were provided for and awarded by The Libre Institute.
  • NOVA employees and sisters Ena and Flor Alvarez led a celebration of and discussion about the culture of El Salvador at the Dr. Jean Braden Center for Women, Gender & Social Equality at the Alexandria Campus.

Keep an eye on the News and Update section of this site for more information about upcoming heritage day or month celebrations!