During Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month, Multicultural Affairs and campus partners will host an array of programs and events for the Syracuse University community to attend as an opportunity to learn more and celebrate this important month. This year’s theme is “Corazón y Sazón: A Blend of Latino Cultures and Communities,” inviting the campus community to learn about the various rich histories, cultures and communities that make up our Latino community. Explore the month’s full calendar of events, and check out these highlights:

Café con Leche: What is Latinx?

Join Multicultural Affairs this Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month for their Café con Leche Series. This series allows students, student organizations, programs and departments to engage in conversation with members of the Syracuse community. Discussions will focus on issues affecting Latinos and other racial, ethnic and cultural communities in topics ranging from education, identity and more. 

Come out to the first Café con Leche discussion series at 119 Euclid on Friday, Sept. 23 from 4-6 p.m. on “What is Latinx?” The topic invites our campus community to discuss what it means to be Latinx, what the “x” in Latinx symbolizes and more.

Torneo de Fútbol

Multicultural Affairs and the Barnes Center at The Arch are hosting the fourth annual Torneo de Fútbol, a soccer tournament to celebrate Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month. Grab a friend or two and register via IMLeagues today! First 75 players to register get a free T-shirt! The deadline to register for the tournament is Monday, Sept. 19.

Café con Leche: Celebrating the First-Generation College Student Experience

The Café con Leche discussion series continues with “Celebrating the First-Generation College Student Experience” on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 4-6 p.m. This discussion invites our campus community to engage in a conversation about what it means to be a Latinx/o/a/é first-generation college student. Featured speaker Saul Flores will be discussing his experience and facilitating the discussion. 

Saul Flores (pronounced sah–ool) is a first-generation college student, philanthropist, photojournalist and speaker who is nationally recognized for his social impact projects. Through his most recent project, Saul documents the amazing lives of thousands of Latin American immigrants to fundraise for an elementary school in his mother’s hometown. His work has been featured on NPR, MSNBC and TEDx. Additionally, Saul has been featured as a keynote speaker for dozens of universities, inspiring audiences through his visual presentations in which he helps people realize the capacity of their immense human potential in times of extreme adversity.

Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month and LGBTQ+ History Month Potash Keynote

Join Paola Ramos on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 7-8:30 p.m., for the  Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month and Fourth Annual LGBTQ+ History Month Potash Keynote! Paola Ramos is an author, Emmy award-winning journalist and Latinx advocate. She is a host for VICE and VICE News, as well as a contributor for MSNBC and Telemundo News. Ramos uses these multimedia platforms—in both English and Spanish—to uplift the voices of marginalized communities, break down stereotypes and mobilize people towards civic engagement.

Written By Breana Nieves Vergara, Co-Chair of the Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee