Since Sept. 15, IU’s La Casa Latino Cultural Center has been celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with events throughout IU’s campus. The mix of online and in-person events will continue through Oct. 13 in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month ending on Oct. 15.
The beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month marks the independence of five Latin American countries such as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile also celebrate their independence on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively. At IU, the events range from festivals to speeches in honor of Hispanic and Latinx heritage.
Upcoming events include:
Tuesday, Sept. 28
6:00 p.m.: Professional Platicas Series — The Elevator Pitch; Getting Your Message Across. It is a workshop that assists in the development of networking skills co-hosted by Latinx alumni.
Thursday, Sept. 30
1:00 p.m.: IU Diversity Career and Internship Fair. This fair creates the opportunity for students to network with over 90 employers and explore internship opportunities.
8:00 p.m.: Cantata Popular Santa Maria de Iquique. A Latin American protest music concert sponsored by the Latin American Music Center.
Wednesday, Oct. 6
6:00 p.m.: Professional Platicas Series — Embracing Community Service. For this part of the series, attendees can learn how community service shaped Indiana State Police Captain, Ruben Marte, as he shares his stories about working with the Indiana State Police and the City of Bloomington’s Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs.
Thursday, Oct. 7
3:00 p.m.: “What’s in the X? Historical, regional, and cultural context Latinx terms.” A workshop led by School of Education faculty member and author Sylvia Martinez. She will discuss terms used to identify the Latinx and Hispanic population and historical context for the terms and diversity within this population. She will also review panethnic terms with a critical lens.
5:00 p.m.: First Thursday. A monthly outdoor festival held to showcase the diversity of arts and humanities at IU. The outdoor event ends at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 8
3:00 p.m.: Diversity Graduate Student Mixer. The event will serve food and refreshments and is open to all underrepresented graduate students.
Monday, Oct. 11
7:00 p.m.: The Latinx Artist Showcase. A showcase of Latinx culture. It will feature artwork and entertainment from members of the IU community.
Wednesday, Oct. 13
7:00 p.m.: Gabby Rivera: National Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month & LGBTQ+ History month Keynote Speaker. Gabby Rivera is the author of “Juliet Takes a Breath” and the writer of the Marvel series America.
Attendees can visit the La Casa National Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month calendar to RSVP for these events or find Zoom links.