UniDiversity Festival

Dancers at UniDiversity Festival

Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 4:00pm–8:00pm | Oxford Uptown Parks

Featured Stage Acts

  • Welcome by Miami University Latino students
  • Proclamation of the National Hispanic Heritage Month by the Mayor, City of Oxford
  • Amazon John and Silly Safari, animal show
  • Talawanda High School Steel Band performance
  • Cincinnati Baila, dance troupe
  • UniDiversity festival address of the 15th anniversary celebration
  • International Peace Day, flags parade
  • Bembé Indy, Latin band
  • Grand prize, and closing of the festival


Center for American and World Cultures with support from The Barahona Latino Resource Fund; the College of Education, Health, and Society; the Miami Family Fund; the Miami University Performing Arts Series; and the Oxford Community Foundation; and in partnership with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese; the Office of Diversity Affairs; the Latin American, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies Program; the Office of Service Learning and Community Engagement; the Oxford Visitors Bureau; Somos Miami student organization; and Talawanda School District -along with the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs; and media partner Mujer Latina Today.

Talawanda community outreach UniDiversity Program

As part of the CAWC Talawanda community outreach UniDiversity program some of the guest groups will perform at Talawanda Middle School and Talawanda High School during this week of festivities.

Information Fair

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Local community organizations and Miami University programs, departments and student organizations will share information about their programs and events, work and services related to Latin America, the Caribbean and Latino communities in the U.S.A. For more information contact Silvia Rothschild, Latino Community Outreach coordinator.

Voter Registration

The Oxford League of Women Voters will host a voter registration table at the UniDiversity Festival information fair. This is a great opportunity for you to join the festivities, and also register to vote!

Did you know? Half of Hispanics/Latinos in Ohio CAN VOTE! There are 199,000 Hispanic/Latinos eligible to vote in Ohio. ~OCHLA, Ohio Latino Vote Campaign #LatinOHvote

Traditional Food, Arts and Crafts

Mazunte (Mexican), Ena’s Jerkmania (Caribbean), Arepas (Venezuelan), Ice Cones, Mola’s Arts (Panamanian), and others. For more information contact Silvia Rothschild, Latino Community Outreach coordinator.

Children’s Activities

Amazon John and Silly Safari, animal live show, alpacas and llamas, Petting Zoo, face painting, artistic balloons (balloon twisters), and traditional games.

For curricular integration and connections contact:  Jacqueline Rioja Velarde, chair, UniDiversity Program, planning committee.

For volunteer opportunities contact: Silvia Rothschild, Latino Community Outreach Coordinator.

Directions to Oxford


Accommodations (if you are planning to stay)

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Please consider contributing to the Latin American and Caribbean UniDiversity Festival Fund.

Gifts to Global Initiatives contribute to the comprehensive internationalization of Miami University and help provide diverse cultural and global learning experiences for students, faculty, and the community.