Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month
Sharing History and Accomplishments | Honoring Heritage and Contributions
Hispanic Heritage Month Zoom Backgrounds
Check out our collection of Hispanic Heritage Month-themed Zoom backgrounds and proudly display it in your meetings and virtual classrooms!
Part 1: Sharing History and Accomplishments
Quilted Stories of our Community
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | Central Mall | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Description: Your story is unique and deserves to be shared. Participate in completing the quilt with your story while enjoying small bites from various Latin communities. The display will be up throughout the rest of the month in honor of your history and accomplishments.
Description: The Core Ensemble show Tres Vidas (Three Lives) is based on the lives of three legendary Latin American Women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni. Learn More about Core Ensemble.
Part 2: Honoring Heritage and Contributions
Empowering Nuestra Comunidad Through Testimonios of Community Cultural Wealth and Intersectionality Frameworks w/ Chris Sanchez
Description: This presentation explores the presenter's personal experiences and how community testimonios influence and empower their personal and professional journey. The session will briefly introduce Community Cultural Wealth and Intersectionality frameworks and how these tools of social justice and educational equity uplift communities of color.
Community Cultural Wealth w/ Dr. Tara J. Yosso
Description: Dr. Tara Yosso’s six-part Cultural Wealth Model includes six types of capital that educational leaders may use to frame their interactions with students: Aspirational, Linguistic, Familial, Social, Navigational, & Resistance. Yosso designed this model to capture the talents, strengths and experiences that students of color bring with them to their college environment. The Cultural Wealth Model represents a framework to understand how students of color access and experience college from a strengths-based perspective. Click here for more info.
Wednesday, October 13 | SAC Amphitheater | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Description: A day of celebration, Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month closes with a community showcase. Poetry by community artists – Astrid and Andres – sharing personal narratives through spoken word. Dance performance by Relámpago del Cielo means “Lightning from the Sky" in Spanish. During each performance, dancers “bring the thunder" to audiences with intricate steps, radiant smiles and brilliant colors that transport everyone to traditions of the folkloric dance of Mexico. Experience this journey with us at an upcoming performance.