LatinX Heritage Month

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Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month 2021

LatinX Heritage Month 2020 (September 15 - October15) 

Latinx Heritage Month honors the incredible heritage and growing contributions of Latinx people to U.S. culture each year. What is now known as Latinx Heritage Month originally started as National Hispanic Heritage Week. I was proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968 as the week that included September 15 and 16th. The week was expanded to a month under President Ronald Regan in 1988. 

The starting dates were chosen to commemorate two key historic events: The Independence Day of Spanish-speaking Central American countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua) on September 15, 1821—and Mexico’s Independence Day on September 16, 1810. In 1988, the week was expanded to a month-long period so that it would include El Dia de la Raza on October 12, a day that celebrates the influences of the people who came after Christopher Columbus and the multicultural, multiethnic society that evolved as a result. Latinx Heritage Month is now officially September 15th – October 15th each year.

  • Cruise the World: Brazil

    Date/Time: Wednesday, September 15th at 11:30am

    Location: University Rooms

    • Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month Kickoff

      Date/Time: Wednesday, September 15th 6:00pm-8:00pm

      Location: University Room C, The Leadership Room, The Loft

      • Crossroads: Intersectionality inLatino/Hispanic Communities

        Date/Time: Wednesday September 22nd at 5:30pm 

        Location: The CARC (STA 263)

        • Craft Corner: Ojos de Dios

          Date/Time: Monday September 27th at 2:00pm 

          Location:Women's Resource Center (STA 146)

          • Virtual Career Exploration vent: LatinX in Business

            Date/Time: Tuesday September 28th at 12pm

            Location: Virtual

            • In the Heights Movie Showing

              Date/Time: Tuesday, October 5th at 6:00pm

              Location: Campus Green

              • CPC & MGC Bonfire

                Date/Time: Wednesday, October 6th at 6:30pm

                Location: Marietta Campus (Between Howell and Norton Hall)

                • Colors Around the World: Dia de Los Muertos

                  Date/Time: Friday, October 29th at 12pm

                  Location: Global Village (STA 255)

                  Events Co-sponsored by: Organization of Latin American Students, Association of Latin Professionals for America, Multicultural Greek Council, Multicultural Student Association, Recruitment Retention Progression and Graduation for Hispanic/Latino Student, Cultural and Community Centers.