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Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month started in the 1960s to commemorate Mexico’s independence, U.S. citizenship and Puerto Rico's Independence Day. All month long, we recognize and celebrate the contributions of the Latinx community in the U.S., past and present.

During Latinx Heritage Month, U of I hosts leaders from around the region to speak about their experiences in civic engagement, political empowerment and advocating for human rights.

Latinx Heritage Month 2022 Events

Cultural Events 2023

Campus Conversations: Immigration

5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

ASUI Vandal Lounge, ISUB second floor

Join the Department of Student Involvement and Movimiento Activista Social (MAS) for a discussion on immigration through a variety of lenses. Sponsored by the Department of Student Involvement.

Latinx Heritage Month Keynote Address & Performance featuring Olmeca

5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28

Pitman Center Vandal Ballroom

Olmeca, hip-hop artist, producer, scholar, and activist, will deliver this year’s keynote address. Join us as Olmeca interweaves performance and dialogue as he examines notions of identity and “belonging.”


Friday Crafternoon: Mola Art

Noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29

Join the Women’s Center to create paper Mola designs. Mola is a hand-made textile art form that originates from the indigenous Guna people from Panama and Columbia. Sponsored by the Women’s Center.

The Folk Influences on the Piano Works of Manual M. Ponce

1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7

Lionel Hampton School of Music Room 116

University of Idaho student, Alexandro Aguilar, will be giving a lecture recital on the traditional music of Mexico and the piano works of Manuel Maria Ponce, an influential but often overlooked romantic era composer from Mexico. Sponsored by the Lionel Hampton School of Music.

El Color De Nuestra Tierra

5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7

Pitman Center International Ballroom

Join Movimiento Activista Social (MAS) for the 15th annual Latin American showcase. This year’s theme explores Latinx students in higher education amongst the current political landscape.

Día De Los Muertos Celebration

6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2

Pitman Center International Ballroom

Join us for an interactive celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday to honor ancestors and loved ones who have passed on.

Events sponsored by the University of Idaho Office of Multicultural Affairs and Latinx Heritage Month Committee.

Save the Dates

Farmworker Awareness Week: March

The community is invited to participate in social action events regarding farmworker issues hosted by the College Assistance Migrant Program.


Contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 208-885-7716 or email

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