Throughout March, the Latinx Student Union will host several events celebrating this year’s theme, “Better Together.”

Ashley Carceres, the president of LSU, said the group was focused on the idea of collaborating with fellow student organizations this year, which is where “Better Together” originated. They hope they can showcase this mission through each activity this month. 

Here are a few ways to get involved and learn more about LSU this month: 

Potluck: Challenging your Tastebuds

When: 5-7 p.m. March 14 in the Rinker Center at the Student Center

LSU, in collaboration with the International Ambassadors Association, is aiming to bring the Ball State community together and share the celebration of different cultures through international foods. 

“Thriving as a Minority at a PWI”

When: 7-8:30 p.m. March 15 in room 138 of the Whitinger Business Building

Hannah Sullivan is hosting a discussion panel for the community to come and ask questions of minority students at Ball State. 

“As an RA, I’ve witnessed positive and negative events and statements towards minorities,” said Sullivan. “I want to know and understand by asking a panel of minorities what their time here at Ball State has looked like positively and negatively. 

"The goal is to learn what the good and bad is from attending a predominantly white institution and to hopefully work to implement new things that could make the Ball State experience better.”

The conversation will be audience led, and anyone can join at any time throughout the allotted time. 

Bellas Artes

When: 6-8 p.m. March 20 in Cardinal Hall C

Bellas Artes is an art exhibit that will feature student artwork based around “Latinx identity and culture.” A workshop will also be available for attendees to learn and create their own Latinx art. 

Immigrants’ Workshop

When: 5-7 p.m. March 21 in Room 301 of the Student Center

The Immigrants’ Workshop will consist of a question-and-answer period for those interested in learning about the complexity of the immigrant experience. Members from the Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance, along with others, will be on the panel to share knowledge and work as immigrant activists. 

Match: BSU Tennis

When: 1 p.m. March 23 at Cardinal Creek Tennis Courts

LSU will be attending the Ball State women’s tennis match March 23.  

Service Event: Second Harvest Food Bank

When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. March 27

Each year, LSU partners with a Muncie organization to show its dedication to the Muncie community. This year, the LSU is supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank as it aligns with their mission; the community is “Better Together” when they help each other get the resources they need.

Noche De Pelicula: Immigrant Prisons

When: 4:30-6 p.m. March 28 in the Student Center MPR

In partnership with BSU Democrats, LSU will present a film by Brave New Films called "Immigrant Prisons." Carceres said LSU hopes this movie will educate people on the injustices of the prison system. 

Food For Thought: Poetry night with Gabriel Ramirez

When: 7-9 p.m. March 29 in Cardinal Hall A,B,C

Gabriel Ramirez is an Afro-Latinx poet, activist and teaching artist who has been featured in the Huffington Post, VIBE Magazine, Blavity, Upworthy, The Flama and at a TEDx conference. Along with Ramirez, Ball State’s Poetic Summit will also speak during the event and the LSU, in collaboration with the Black Student Association, will provide refreshments.