Hey Trojans!

From Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month to the Billboard Latin Music Awards, October has been an eventful month, but the festivities are not over just yet. This upcoming weekend USC is offering a few virtual activities to help students celebrate Halloween and Día de Los Muertos from the comfort and safety of home.

Next Tuesday is also Election Day and USC has opened the Galen Center for in-person voting, but there are also some virtual workshops to help students cope before and after the election.

Upcoming Events

When: Saturday, October 31 @ 5pm - 7pm

Celebrate your Halloween in quarantine with this virtual spooky-themed karaoke night hosted by Late 'Night SC to sing your heart out, mingle and win prizes. Even though the event will be held over Zoom, attendees are encouraged to come show off their costumes and bring a list of their favorite songs.

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations to attend this event may contact Late Night 'SC at LNSC@usc.edu with their name, USC email address, and student ID number.

When: Sunday, Nov. 1 @ 3pm - 4:30pm

This virtual event will feature award-winning Día de Los Muertos body paint artist Edith Villanueva for a class on painting sugar skull-style Day of the Dead face art. After following Villanueva’s tutorial, there will be a virtual parade under the hashtag #DayoftheDead. Attendees can also stay after class to receive personal feedback from the artist herself.

The class will be in Spanish, but there will be translation offered. If you plan on attending, be sure to check out this list of suggested materials to gather beforehand.

When: Monday, Nov. 2 @ 12pm - 1pm (more dates and times through Nov. 9)

With the stress of election season, Counseling and Mental Health Services in USC Student Health are offering these virtual election workshops to help students cope and manage during this time of uncertainty.

These workshops will be offered on Mondays at noon and Thursdays at 5 p.m. from mid-October through mid-November and will be led by faculty clinicians of the Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Sign up for a virtual workshop here: https://usc.edu/myshr

Presidential Election Day

When: You can vote now until Nov. 3 by 8pm!

Make your voice heard by voting at your local polling station or by dropping off your mail-in ballot.

If you do plan on voting in person and you are near USC’s campus, you can vote at USC’s Galen Center, which opens on Friday, Oct. 30 through Tuesday, Nov. 3 as an official voting center. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, strict protocols will be enforced at the Galen Center, including required wearing of masks, social distancing, frequent sanitizing of hands and equipment, adequate ventilation and one-directional foot traffic. Voting times are between 10 am to 7 pm from Oct. 30 through Nov. 2, and on election night, people can vote from 7 am to 8 pm. For more information, check out votesc.com and click Galen Center.

Also, check out Voto Latino for more virtual opportunities to help get you involved and encourage voting in your community. Stay tuned for more information about voting and Election Day coverage from Dímelo and Annenberg Media!

Have a happy and safe Halloween and Día de Los Muertos to all who celebrate. We hope you enjoy these virtual events and that they help ease the stress you may be feeling during this time. Dímelo plans to continue highlighting future virtual events that recognize and celebrate the Latinx community, so stay tuned for more. Until next time, fight on Trojans!

Sincerely,

Your Dímelo Team