Latinx Heritage month is observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
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 Sept. 15 and ending on Oct. 15. It was enacted into law on Aug. 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
The day of Sept. 15 is significant as 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 Sept. 16 and 18, respectively.
Latinx Heritage Month: Celebration Week Events
Latinx Heritage Month will be celebrated from Sept. 20 – 22 at CWI.
Tuesday, Sept. 20
- CWI Latinx Student Services presentation at noon
- Join us for tamales and jarritos at 1 p.m.
- Latinx Line Dancing Workshop at 2 p.m. with Bibiana Ramirez
Wednesday, Sept. 21
- CWI Latinx Student Services presentation at noon with Monique Michel on the History of Bailie Folkloric
- Join us for Tacos and Jarritos at 1 p.m.
- Latinx presentation and Exhibit with Bobby Gaytan
Thursday, Sept. 22
- CWI Latinx Student Services Latinx Bingo.
- Join us for Pupusas with Curtido at 1 p.m.
- Latinx presentation with Ivan Castillo, The Journey of a Servant Leader
More information will be provided soon.