Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

Latinx Heritage Month 2019 Calendar of Events

About Latinx Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson, and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day, or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

You may rememember this month referred to as Latino/a or Latin@ Heritage month in the past.  In an attempt to be more inclusive, the committee decided this year to update the name outside of a gender binary.  To learn more about this concept, please read this article "What is Latinx?" by Gabe Gonzales at Flama.

If you'd like to join the heritage month committee, please complete the interest form here.

Latinx Heritage Month 2019 Overview:

September 24, 2019

MESA & La Casa: Latinx Heritage Month Opening Ceremony

Michigan League Ballroom, 6pm

September 26, 2019

La Casa: Mass Meeting

TBD (see calendar), 7:30pm

September 27, 2019 (POSTPONED)

Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity, Inc: The 4th Annual Yard Show

Michigan Diag, 8:30pm

September 30, 2019

Sigma Lambda Gamma: Do It For The Culture: Games and Dialogue

G026 TISCH, 6pm

October 1, 2019

Lecture: Dia de Los Muertos and the Art of Fulgencio Lazo (in English)

Room B852, 12-1pm

October 1, 2019

Lecture: Dia de Los Muertos and the Art of Fulgencio Lazo (in Spanish)

Ann Arbor District Library, 6-6:30pm

October 2, 2019

Tapete Installation: Open working time with RC PALMA tutoring group

Ann Arbor District Library, 6:30-7pm

October 2, 2019 (POSTPONED)

Nepantla: The Intersection of LGBTQ+ and Latinx Identities, Spectrum Center

Spectrum Center, 4pm

October 2, 2019

University Career Center: Leveraging Diversity and Maximizing Talent

Michigan League, Vanderberg 6:30pm

October 3, 2019

La Casa: Mass Meeting

School of Education, Whitney, 7pm

October 4, 2019

Delta Tau Lambda: Salute to Latinas, Fuerza de La Mujer Latina, "Mente, Cuerpo, y Alma"

Rackham, Assembly Hall 6pm

October 6, 2019

Latinx Dance Class with Ballroom Dancing Club

Michigan League, Vandenberg 6pm

October 9, 2019

Decolinizing Academia with Dr. Clelia Rodriguez: School of Social Work First-Generation Subcommittee

School of Social Work, ECC 12-1pm

October 9, 2019

Latinx and Muslim in America: Lecture & Discussion with Author Harol D. Morales

3512 Haven Hall 7-9pm

October 11, 2019

Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Years

Hatcher Library (Room 100), 4-6pm

October 14, 2019

Dia de Los Muertos Altar

Shapiro Library Lobby | Altar will be displayed for one week

October 17, 2019

Makuyeika Performance

North Campus, Walgreen Drama Center, 8pm

October 18, 2019

Makuyeika Performance

North Campus, Walgreen Drama Center, 8pm

October 20, 2019

Centro Morelense de Las Artes: Dance Performance

North Campus, Dance Building, 5pm

October 23, 2019

MESA & La Casa: Latinx Heritage Month Closing Celebration

Michigan League, Ballroom 8pm

Latinx Heritage Month Events