UniDiversity Festival

Dancers at UniDiversity Festival

Latin American and Caribbean UniDiversity Festival

Part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration 

Friday, September 21, 2018 | 5:30pm–9:00pm | Oxford Uptown Parks, High St. & Main St., Oxford, OH 45056

The UniDiversity Festival is a collaborative effort to promote diversity and inclusion in our community, and it is also a chance to learn more about the valuable contributions of the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean peoples and cultures that are quickly emerging as one of the largest ethnic groups in the United States. This festival is the kick-off of a month full of activities encompassed within the National Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at Miami University, and Oxford Ohio.

Program Schedule

Program schedule and featured performances coming soon.

Other activities at the parks:

  • Community information fair
  • Petting Zoo
  • Children's activities
  • Traditional food from Latin America and the Caribbean

Sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures

A special thank you to our supporting partners:

  • The Department of Geography
  • The Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • The Latin American, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies Program
  • The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Oxford Chapter
  • The Office of Diversity Affairs
  • The Office of Service Learning and Community Engagement
  • The Oxford Lane Library
  • The Oxford Visitors Bureau
  • Talawanda High School and Talawanda Middle School
  • Unidos, student organization
  • The Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs
  • Mujer Latina Today, media partner

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


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 Jacqueline Rioja Velarde, chair, UniDiversity Program, planning committee.

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
  • Total Hispanic population in Ohio, according to the Pew Research Center, is 395,000.

Traditional Food, Arts and Crafts

Cuisines include Caribbean, Colombian, Mexican, Panamanian, Ice Cones, and more.

Children’s Activities

  • Animal Show: Amazon John and Silly Safari
  • Petting Zoo: alpacas and llamas
  • Face painting
  • Artistic balloons (balloon twisters)
  • Traditional games

For curricular integration and connections contact: Jacqueline Rioja Velarde (513.529-6518), chair, UniDiversity Program, planning committee.


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.