Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month at UWM 2017
A Celebration of Our Communities

Hispanic Heritage Month at UWM is coordinated by a team of campus stakeholders offering a variety of programs that recognize and celebrate the history, culture and contributions of people of Latinx, Afro-Latinx, Chicano, Latin American, Caribbean, Spanish and Indigenous descent in the United States.

National Hispanic Heritage Month has been observed from September 15th to October 15th in the U.S. since 1988. It takes place during this time period to honor the independence days of several countries, including Cost a Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Chile, as well as Día de la Raza, a significant cultural celebration observed in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Contributors to Hispanic Heritage Month at UWM 2017 include:

? Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
?Department of Africology
?Department of French, Italian and Comparative Literature
?Department of Spanish and Portuguese
?Golda Meir Library – Special Collections
?Inclusive Excellence Center
?Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latin@ Studies Program
?Latino Student Union
?LGBT Resource Center
?Manfred Olsen Planetarium
?Roberto Hernández Center
?Studio Arts & Craft Centre
?Union Art Gallery
?Union Sociocultural Programming
?Women’s Resource Center

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