A folkloric dancer performs outdoors in a blue skirt with rainbow trim and white blouse at Northeastern Illinois University. She is smiling as she dances.

Friday, 9月ember 15, 2023

Northeastern Illinois University is proud to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with a wide-ranging series of events.

“As the longest standing four-year public Hispanic-Serving Institution in the Midwest, I am proud to have our University acknowledge the contributions of the Latinx community,” said Interim 总统 Katrina E. Bell-Jordan. “While we especially honor, recognize and uplift Latinx history, culture and trailblazers over the next 30 days, I encourage everyone to seek opportunities to learn more about Latinx people and traditions — as well as information about other cultures outside of their own — all year long.”

National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, Northeastern kicked off Latinx Heritage Month with “Building Prosperous and Healthy Communities: A Block Party,” Angelina Pedroso中心 for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs 9月3日. 14. The event featured multidisciplinary artist, educator and double alumnus Victor Montañez (B.A. ’15 Nontraditional Degree Programs - Interdisciplinary Studies; M.A. [19]内城研究. Rapper and activist Juan Batalla, also known as Almighty Blessing, was the event’s DJ.  

Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (OEDI), the Pedroso中心 is the lead organizer of this month’s celebrations. 9月5日星期五. 15, the OEDI will host an HSIs Week Keynote Lecture featuring 洛德斯·托雷斯博士.D. 这个讲座, 题为, “西班牙语 语言 Practices and Ideologies 在芝加哥: Implications for HSIs,” will be held from 11:30 a.m. 至下午1时.m. in the Golden Eagles Room on the Main Campus, 5500 N. St. 路易大街. 在芝加哥. 

Torres is a Professor of American and Latino Studies at DePaul University and is part of the Society of Vincent de Paul Professors. 她著有《Puerto Rican Discourse: A Sociolinguistic Study of A New York Suburb” (Routledge) and co-editor of “Tortilleras: Hispanic and Latina Lesbian Expression and Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism” (Temple University Press), among other works. 这个讲座 is free and open to the public. 

美国.S. celebrates Latinx Heritage Month from 9月. 15-10月. 15 because of the amount of significant anniversaries for many Latin American countries that fall within that time. 哥斯达黎加, 萨尔瓦多, 危地马拉, Honduras and Nicaragua all celebrate their anniversaries of independence on 9月. 15. Mexico celebrates its independence on 9月. 16. Chile’s independence day is 9月. 18. 另外, Día de la Raza (“Day of the People/Race”) — which honors and commemorates countries and people that were conquered by Spain and other European countries — is celebrated by many 西班牙语-speaking countries on 10月. 12 as an alternative to Columbus Day. 

Throughout the month, there will be a number of events that are free and open to the public. 亮点包括: 

For more information about these and other upcoming events, please visit our 大学事件 Calendar.