A list of events for Latinx Heritage Month

National Latinx Heritage Month | Beginning September 15

National Latinx Heritage Month 2020

For more information, including all event Zoom links and meeting IDs, visit the El Centro website.

Latinx Heritage Month Kick Off Event | Tuesday September 15 All Day

  • Tune in to KCSU Live Radio and listen to variety of Latin music. Listen live at kcsufm.com or on 90.5 FM

Lotería Night | Wednesday September 16 6:00pm-7:00pm MT

Join us on Zoom in creating Lotería cards. Special Lotería templates provided.

Cultural Recipes | Monday September 21 6:00pm-7:00pm MT

Join us on Instagram Live to listen to Latinx staff and faculty share about their higher ed journey, while teaching a cultural recipe. Featuring: Shannon Archibeque-Engle, Assistant Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Assessment.

El Centro’s Instagram: elcentro1979

Anti-Blackness in Latinx Community | Wednesday September 23 5:15-6:15pm MT

Student-facilitated dialogue series for students to discuss current issues and topics that impact the Latinx community/diaspora. Topic: Antiblackness in the Latinx Community

Cultural Recipes | Monday September 28 6:00pm-7:00pm MT

Join us on Instagram Live to listen to Latinx staff and faculty share about their higher ed journey, while teaching a cultural recipe. Featuring: Pedro Ramos, Program Coordinator of Pride Resource Center

El Centro’s Instagram: elcentro1979

National Latinx History Month Keynote Speaker | Tuesday September 29 6:00pm-7:00pm MT

JULISSA CALDERON is an Afro-Latinx actress, writer, producer, and director from Miami. She can be seen playing the dynamic role of Yessika Flores, a strong-willed, heart driven activist, in the MACRO/Netflix series, GENTIFIED. The bilingual dramedy, with executive producers America Ferrera and Teri Weinberg, premiered to great notoriety this past February 2020.

Julissa is passionate about Afro-Latino representation and challenging Latino stereotypes. Some of her videos such as “Pelo Bueno, Pelo Malo,” “Sammy Sosa’s skin color rant” and “How I Went from Waitress to Buzzfeed Producer” have been featured in numerous news outlets, including The Huffington Post and CNN Español. She also just wrapped a multi-city speaking engagement tour where she used her platform to share and celebrate her experiences as a Latinx woman. Julissa is based in Los Angeles.

Cultural Recipes | Monday October 5 6:00pm-7:00pm MT

Join us on Instagram Live to listen to Latinx staff and faculty share about their higher ed journey, while teaching a cultural recipe. Featuring: Amanda Taylor, Fraternity and Sorority Life.

El Centro’s Instagram: elcentro1979

“X” in Latinx | Wednesday October 7 5:15pm-6:15pm MT with Pride Resource Center

Student-facilitated dialogue series for students to discuss current issues and topics that impact the Latinx community/diaspora. Topic: The importance and complexity of the “x” in Latinx. In collaboration with Pride Resource Center

First Annual: Borderlands Speaker | Wednesday October 14 6:00pm-7:00pm MT

The Borderlands Speaker is an intentional collaboration between the Pride Resource Center, El Centro and Ram Events to honor the overlap of Latinx Heritage Month and LGBTQ+ History Month. The Borderlands Speaker seeks to honor the intersectional experiences, stories and contributions of the Queer Latinx community. Join us as we hear poetry from La Espiritista, a writer, performance artist, and healer based out of Seattle whose art is a manifestation of their exploration of queer spirituality.

Cultural Recipes | Monday October 12 6:00pm-7:00pm MT

Join us on Instagram Live to listen to Latinx staff and faculty share about their higher ed journey, while teaching a cultural recipe. Featuring: Marcela Velasco, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

El Centro’s Instagram: elcentro1979