During Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and campus partners will host an array of programs and events for students and the SU community to attend as an opportunity to learn more and celebrate this important month. Explore the month’s full calendar, and check out these highlights:
The Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Ceremony will be held on Sept. 15, 2021 at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Schine Student Center’s Atrium. This is an opportunity for all students to learn or learn more about Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month and its upcoming lectures, art exhibitions and performances. This is a fantastic chance for students and the local community to reflect on, learn more about, and enjoy the rich traditions of Latinx and Hispanic cultures.
Join the 2017 College of Arts and Sciences alumna, Amy Quichiz, on Sept. 30, 2021, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join Quichiz as she discusses her journey as a queer Latina in academia and her activism on and off campus! Quichiz is the 2016 recipient of the Diane Lyden Murphy Bread and Roses Award for Activism, the 2017 Empowered Bystander Award, and has been published in publications such as “Bold Latina,” “Elite Daily,” and others. Be sure to prepare questions for her at the end!
Join Ariana Brown and Alan Pelaez Lopez on Oct. 14, 2021, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., for the Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month and Third Annual LGBTQ+ History Month Potash Keynote! These two speakers are incredible writers and poets who are excited to talk about their own experiences and the importance of Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month through their art. Ariana Brown’s work is known for her focus on queer Black personhood in Mexican American spaces, Black relationality and girlhood, loneliness and care. Alan Pelaez Lopez explores the realities of undocumented migrants in the United States, Black futures and the practices transgender and non-binary individuals build to speak back to power.
Written by Haley Mykytka ’22, College of Visual and Performing Arts