Latinx Heritage Month

A performance from Maide Sandoval.
Monique Michel presenting a the History of Baile Folklorico.
Resources on the History of Baile Folklorico.
Story telling with Bobby Gaytan.
Latinx Team with Maide Sandoval.
Women dancing traditional Mexican dance.

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. 

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Photo of Bibiana Ramirez
Coordinator, Latinx Student Services
Micron Education Center
Photo of Damian Valle
Coordinator, Latinx Student Services
Lynx Building