HHM 2023

We celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in 2023 with several events showcasing our community. Our theme "Fortaleciendo Raices" was reminiscent of the founding message of Geisel LMSA and connected to the first conference held in the Upper Valley in 2018. While the 2023 HHM celebration has concluded, we continue build our community through programming and advocacy. Below is our now archived program and highlights from our events.


Dr. Diana Rojas-Soto and Dr. Fernando Vazquez share their experiences at Dartmouth and their hopes for our community. 


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Welcome to our vibrant and enriching celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month! Join us as we honor the rich cultural heritage, contributions, and achievements of the Hispanic and Latino communities. This month-long event is dedicated to fostering understanding, promoting diversity, and celebrating the unique stories that have shaped our society.



Fiesta Latina at Sawtooth  |  SEP 16

Join us for a sensational opening party at Sawtooth Kitchen and Bar, where cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, and the vibrant beats of Latino music come together for an unforgettable night of celebration. This event is open to the public.

Date: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 10:00pm - 12:00pm
Location: Sawtooth Kitchen!

$10 Cover fee includes one drink ticket!


Migrant Health Panel (Learning Event)  |  SEP 26

Please consider donating to Fuerza (image linked)
Join us for an informative and enlightening discussion led by healthcare experts, focusing on addressing the unique challenges faced by migrant populations in accessing quality healthcare. Panelist will include farm workers, Project Salud physician leader, and members of Fuerza.

Date: Tuesday, September 26th
Time: 4:30pm
Location: DHMC—Auditorium E
Zoom link will be sent out prior to the event.


Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of cultivating a deeper understanding of culturally sensitive care for migrant farm workers.
  • Describe three ways that healthcare teams can improve patient outcomes when addressing social determinants of health within this underserved population.

In support of improving patient care, Dartmouth Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

American Medical Association (AMA)
Dartmouth Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Learners: All other learners may claim CME-designated participation credit. Consult your professional licensing board regarding the applicability and acceptance of CME-designated participation credit for programs certified for credit by organizations accredited by Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Education.



Salsa y Salsa  |  SEP 27

Celebrate with a mouthwatering array of traditional and innovative salsa recipes. Then, unleash your inner dancer and sway to the infectious rhythms of salsa music, uniting in a vibrant celebration of Hispanic culture through the art of both eating and dancing salsa. This event is open to current students, alumni, faculty and staff.

Date: Wednesday, September 27th
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Kellogg Mezzanine

Led by Paulita Lara Mejia, MED'25, Christina Sierra, MED'25 and Justine Araya-Colvin, MED'26



Cafecito  |  OCT 7


Join us for a cozy Cafecito session filled with aromatic coffee, delectable snacks, and enriching conversations that will leave you energized and inspired. Open to medical students, faculty, clinicians, and alumni.

Date: Saturday, October 7th
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Kellogg Mezzanine



Hispanic Heritage Month Gala  |  OCT 7

Join us for a captivating evening of connection and camaraderie, featuring a delightful cocktail reception, guests adorned in their finest formal attire, and the enchanting rhythms of Latino music, inviting everyone to dance together as we celebrate Latino Physician Day and bid farewell to Hispanic Heritage Month in style. This grand event warmly welcomes all members of the DHMC and Dartmouth community, uniting us in the appreciation of diversity and the closing of Hispanic Heritage Month with joyous festivities.

Date: Saturday, October 7th
Time: 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: Collis Ballroom

Guest Speakers: Dr. Diana Rojas-Soto and Dr. Fernando Vazquez
Music by DJ Sean

Afterparty at Sawtooth Kitchen 11:00pm - 12:30pm.



Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote Speaker  |  OCT 12

With a distinguished career as Executive Associate Vice Chancellor and Interim Executive Diversity Officer at UNM, Dr. John Paul Sánchez has dedicated over 20 years to enhancing inclusivity in medical and academic spheres, championing underrepresented groups. A proud Puerto Rican, openly gay, and an inspiring figure, he shares his journey of empowerment, mentorship, and fostering diverse pathways in healthcare and academia.

Date: Thursday, October 12th
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Chilcott Auditorium
Reception in Kellogg Mezzanine after event