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 Keynote Event: Destigmatizing Mental Health Matters in the Latinx Community
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021
Vandal Ballroom - Pitman Center
Adriana Alejandre, Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist and creator of the Latinx Therapy podcast and directory, will deliver this year’s keynote address titled, “Destigmatizing Mental Health Matters in the Latinx Community.”
Join us in person, or register in advance to join us via Zoom Webinar.
Latinx Heritage/LGBTQA History Month Film Screening: “Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado”
Friday, Oct. 15, 2021
Borah Theater - Pitman Center
Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the LGBTQA Office in celebrating Latinx Heritage Month and LGBTQA History Month for a screening of "Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado".
Save the Dates
- Dia de los Muertos: Nov. 1
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.