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Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square

Hispanic Heritage Month


Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15–October 15

 Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States as well their native traditions and culture.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

For more information and events, please visit the National Hispanic Heritage Website at


National Hispanic American Heritage Month 2019

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National Hispanic Heritage Month




The Hispanic Heritage Month Committee invites you to attend the following activities:


Javier Zamora
Wednesday, September 25, Time: 3:30 
pm Administrative Tower Building-11th Floor
Harvard Fellow Javier Zamora was born in El Salvador and migrated to the US when he was nine. He will be presenting Unaccompanied his first collection of poems.


Laurie Rosales
"The Violation of the Flores Agreement and the Horrific Fate of the Migrant Children Separated from their Families in the U.S."
Tuesday, October 8, Time: 11:30 am Building G, 
Room 109
Ms. Rosales is a Social Justice Advocate for Human Rights with a focus on Immigrant Children's Rights.​Her professional experience ​includes working with children, adults, & elderly populations as a as a Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counselor, Hospital,​and School Social Worker.


Kimberle S. Lopez
International Adoption, Organ Donations and Human Rights
Thursday, October 10, 1:00 
pm, College Center Building – Multi Purpose Room
Dr. López is an Associate Professor of Latin American Literature in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on international adoption, migration, exile, and diaspora. 


“Crossing Borders with Classical Music” 

Tuesday, October 15, 11:30 ​am Q Building, Room 105
Enjoy a performance by Violinist Julian Nguyen and Dylan Feldpausch. They will engage you with their music and conversation on the human connection with music.


Niurca Márquez

Wednesday, October 16, 2:00 pm College Center Building – Multipurpose Room
Ms. Marquez is an artist/researcher with a wide range as a creator and performer in film, site-specific work, and staged performance, and a published author. Her work has been commissioned by and presented on various curatorial platforms in Europe and the US. In her presentation, she will discuss stereotypes and prototypes of flamenco dance and language expression that can shift and morph historically, socially and economically. Understanding flamenco and particularly her flamenco as a form that transits multiple spaces and agendas simultaneously, she will move through (literally and figuratively) what it means to be a flamenco artist and doer in contemporary society


Light refreshments will be served. Certificates of Attendance will be provided.


All events co-sponsored by the Hispanic Heritage Committee, Student Organization of Latinos (S.O.L.) and the History Department -Latino/a American Studies Project.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a 30-day cultural celebration of American citizens whose ancestors originated from Spain, Mexico, the Carribean and South America.