Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month at UWM 2018

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Latinx 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, Chicanx, Latin American, Caribbean, Spanish and Indigenous descent in the United States.

National Latinx 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 Latinx Heritage Month at UWM 2018 include:

  • Campus Activities Board
  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Cultures and Communities Program
  • Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Department of Women and Gender Studies
  • Electa Quinney Institute
  • UWM Golda Meir Library
  • Inclusive Excellence Center
  • Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latin@ Studies Program
  • Latino Student Union
  • LGBT Resource Center
  • Manfred Olsen Planetarium
  • Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Peck School of the Arts
  • Roberto Hernández Center
  • Studio Arts & Craft Center
  • UWM Undocumented Student Task Force
  • Union Cinema
  • Union Sociocultural Programming
  • Women’s Resource Center

Paper copies available at RHC in Bolton Hall 183 or on 2nd Floor of Union – Sociocultural Programming

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