Latino Heritage Month
Latino Heritage Month celebrates the history, culture and contributions of Latinos in our global society past, present and future. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.
EXHIBITS & DISPLAYS
September 15 – October 15
LATINO HISTORY LITERARY WORKS & RESOURCES
GSU Library has a collection of books, DVDs, and eBooks dedicated to Latino Heritage. Visit www.govst.edu/library or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
September 18 – 29
LATINO HERITAGE MONTH DISPLAY
B Wing Display Case
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Monday, September 17
EL GRITO CELEBRATION
3– 6 p.m., Lakeside Lounge
Come out and celebrate the kick off of Hispanic Heritage Month. Learn what "El Grito" is and how it kicked off the Mexican Independence War. Come have some fun with music, food, and a presentation on "El Grito”
Wednesday, September 19
LUNCH AND LEARN
12:15-1:00 p.m., Jaguar Den
This program focus on how current administration and politics effect the Latino community. What students will gain from this event is a better understanding of the current political climate in regards to the Latino Community and how they can be empowered as students to support the on campus Latino Community and the Latino Community at large.
Thursday, September 20
MARIACHI AND FLORAL DANCERS
3 - 6p.m., Engbretson Hall
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with some music and dancing
Wednesday, September 26
Fundraiser for ALAS. $15 for a dozen (12 Tamales). $6 dinner (2 Tamales, scoop of rice and 1 drink) and $2 per Tamale. Tamales are Chicken, Pork or Cheese.
Wednesday, October 4
3:30-5 p.m., Hall of Governors
Take some time off classes and enjoy some Hispanic past times. Come play Loteria (Mexican Bingo) and enjoy some Mexican candy.
Tuesday, October 9
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS: BRAZIL
3:30, Hall of Honors
The GSU community will explore the landless movement that occupy unused land in Brazil and the criminalization of social movements in Brazil in around the world
Wednesday, October 10
OPEN YOUR WORLD. WELCOME OPPORTUNITY IN.
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Outside of the GSU LIBRARY
Learn more about courses in Global Studies, Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies, and Spanish
12:30, Skylight Gallery at the Library
The Art and Cultures of Ancient Mexico and Guatemala
Faculty talk and display of pre-Columbian art and artifacts. Food will be served.
Thursday, October 12th
Tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art
Join us as we embark on a Mexican Art experience. Bus will be provided. Seats are limited.