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.
Contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 208-885-7716 or email email@example.com.
Latinx Heritage Month Keynote Event: A Badge of Honor Not Shame: An Afro-Latina Theory of Black-imiento
Tuesday, Oct. 6
Dr. Amalia Dache presented her Keynote Speech, "A Badge of Honor Not Shame: An Afro-Latina Theory of Black-imiento" via Zoom.
A recording of the presentation can be found here.
Latinx Heritage Month Keynote Event: An Invitation to the Latinx Revolution
Thursday, Oct. 15
Author, creator, poet and entrepreneur Kim Guerra will present a Keynote Speech titled, "An Invitation to the Latinx Revolution," via Zoom webinar.
Save the Dates
- Dia de los Muertos: Nov. 1
Traditional Mexican holiday to honor ancestors and loved ones that has passed on.
- Farmworker Awareness Week: March
The community is invited to participate in social action events regarding farmworker issues.