Photo gallery Lifting up UW’s Latinx community with a March Up Bascom
Members of the UW–Madison Latinx community celebrated the kick-off of Latinx Heritage Month at the annual March Up Bascom event on Sept. 15. Students and staff gathered at the bottom of the hill and then marched up the hill carrying flags and playing music. At the top of the hill, they enjoyed conversation, games and paletas, a frozen treat with fresh fruit. The event was planned by the Chican@ & Latin@ Studies department and ChiLaCSA, which is the student government of CLS, with the help of the Latinx Heritage Month Planning Committee.
Johnny Vega, Lizbeth Ramos, Rosa Jimenez and Vanessa Jimenez celebrate with flags at the kick-off of Latinx Heritage Month. From left are the flags of Venezuela, Honduras, Guatemala and Paraguay.
Paula Camargo (left) and Danitza Rodriguez Jimenez (right), celebrate the kick-off of Latinx Heritage Month at the annual March up Bascom event
Student Anthony Carreño hands out flags from a variety of Latin American countries, including Guatemala, at left. Carreño is a graduate student in public health.
Members of the Latine Student Union Board, from left to right, are Natalia Badillo, Luz Miguel-Longoria, Pamela Cruz-Jimenez and Temo Guizar. They hold a Puerto Rico flag.
Two students hold the Mexican flag during the March.
Amaryssa Garcia and Adrian Jauregui hold up the Mexican flag.
The participants represented a diversity of countries.
After the March Up Bascom, Mara Allen, left, and Juliana Zarate enjoy a treat and conversation.
The day was full of conversation and treats.
At left, grad student Nikki Cuvevas talks with Priscilla Contreras, center. Contreras works for the Center for Academic Excellence.
Members of the UW–Madison Latinx community line up for a photograph once they arrived at the top of Bascom Hill.
Student Mark Dorado Zapata (with arms up), was the overall winner of an all-encompassing game of piedra papel o tijera or Rock Paper Scissors.
Lezly Vejar gleefully receives a paleta.
Mara Allen enjoys a paleta, a frozen treat with fresh fruit.