Lotería Night: Latinx Heritage Month 2020

Join the collective of Latinx organizations at UCSF as we spend the evening playing Lotería!

Thursday, October 8, 2020

6- 7 PM

Zoom provided upon registration. Kindly please RSVP here. This event is open to all members of the UCSF community.

More information on Lotería:


'Lotería is often referred to as “Mexican Bingo.” For anyone who has had the opportunity to play Lotería, will find similarities in playing American Bingo. However, players will quickly realize, how much more visually and intellectually engaging and fun it is to play Lotería than the American Bingo game. In American Bingo, an announcer calls out the selected letters and numbers, such as “B-4” and the players mark their game boards accordingly.

In Lotería, the announcer gives an improvised short poem or familiar phrase alluding to the image on the card (e.g. “The coat for the poor” for the image of the sun, or “The one who dies by the mouth” for the image of the fish). Each player uses a chip -often a kernel of corn or a bean-to mark the corresponding spot on his or her tabla. In either game, the first player to appropriately fill the game board or tabla in a predefined pattern will shout either “Bingo!”or “Lotería!” to win the game and receive the prize." - Teresa Villegas


Latinx Heritage Month 2020 is hosted by the following organizations:

  • Society of the Advancement Chicanx and Native American Scientists
  • National Hispanic Pharmacists Association
  • Hispanic Student Dental Association
  • Chicanx Latinx Campuswide Association
  • Latino Medical Student Association
  • LGBT Resource Center
  • Multicultural Resource Center

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Virtual Event