Salem State University recognizes and honors the accomplishments, richness and diversity of the Latinx Community. We invite all at Salem State to join us as we celebrate these achievements through Latinx Heritage Month, or National Hispanic Heritage Month (official government designation), which is celebrated annually from September 15 - October 15.
During this time, we acknowledge and uplift the history, culture, and contributions of those individuals in the United States whose ancestry can be traced to over 20 countries in Latin America, including Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The start of the month, September 15, is significant, as several Latin American countries celebrate their independence from Spain on this day.
- September 17: Latinx Employee Resource Group (ERG) Welcome Party
- September 20: Fall Semester Faculty and Staff Reading Group: Critical Dialogues in Latinx Studies
- September 20: Latinx Heritage Month: Latin Music on Marsh Quad
- September 22: Latinx Heritage Month with Viking Dining: Colombian Cuisine
- September 27: Latinx Heritage Month: Latin Music on Marsh Quad, DJ Merengue and Bachata music
- September 29: Latinx Heritage Month Celebration with Viking Dining: Peruvian Cuisine
- September 30: What’s in a Name: Colorism in the Latinx World, discussion
- October 4: Latinx Heritage Month: Latin Music on Marsh Quad, Reggaeton/Urban music
- October 4: Hispanic, Latin, Latino, Latina, Latinx, Latine: Identity, History, and Labels
- October 6: LatinX Heritage Month with Viking Dining: Guatemalan Cuisine
Please notify Thomas Alexander if your center, department, or campus organization is running an event in support of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month. We would be happy to include your event(s) in the upcoming celebration calendar.
The month is sponsored by a collective of groups across campus including Latin American Student Organization (LASO), the Latinx Employee Resource Group (ERG), the Center for Justice and Liberation, and the Inclusive Excellence office.
Latinx Heritage Month Collaborative