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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latinx Heritage Month Speaker: Nosotros - Idaho's Latinx Communities
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022
Join us as Maria González Cardenás, long-time Idaho Latinx organizer and small business owner, as she her talk, "Nosotros - Idaho's Latinx Communities." Zoom registration required.
Latinx Heritage/LGBTQA History Month Keynote Event
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022
Vandal Ballroom - Pitman Center
In conjunction with the LGBTQA Office for LGBTQA History Month, Reyes, nationally acclaimed poet and speaker, will deliver this year's keynote address. Join us for a captivating discussion on the importance of narratives that focus on people's joy and commitment to thriving.
Save the Dates
- Dia de los Muertos: Nov. 2
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.