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Evanston Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
September 20, 2014 @ 1PM-4PM
Robert Crown Community Center and Ice Complex 1701 Main Street Evanston, IL 60201
The City of Evanston kicks of Hispanic Heritage Month with a celebration of Hispanic culture at Robert Crown Center. Experience Hispanic art, music, food, dancing, special speakers and a special Performance by Mariachi Northwestern. Free Admission

Latin@ Welcome Reception
September 26, 2014 @ 5PM
1914 Sheridan Road 1st FL Conference Room
Come meet Latin@ students, faculty and staff and learn about programs and events.Hosted by Hispanic/Latino Student Affairs and Latina Latino Studies Program.

Latina Latino Studies Program and Asian American Studies Program Welcome Back Reception
September 30, 2014 @ 12:30PM
1819 Hinman
Enjoy free food, learn about our programs, hear about our events and meet faculty and staff!Hosted by Asian American Studies and Latina Latino Studies Program

Latino Men’s Gatherings                 
October 1, 15, 29, November 12, December 3, all meet @ 5PM
1914 Sheridan Road 1st FL Conference Room
This is an open gathering of Latino men to hang out, meet each other and discuss informally what college life is like for Latino men. We will offer food and drink. Come as you are. This will be a safe space to gather and discuss topics that are relevant to you. These gatherings are a collaboration of Hispanic Latino Student Affairs and the Office of Religious Life.

Latina Space/NU Comadres Gatherings
October 6, November 3, December 1, 2014 @ 7:30PM
Parkes Hall Room 120
This is an open gathering of Latina women created to strengthen community, empower sisterhood and engage in healing dialogue. Our discussion topics change weekly. Snacks are provided. All are welcome! These gatherings are a collaboration of the Office of Religious Life and Hispanic Latino Student Affairs.

Accenture Culture Night
October 3, 2014 @6:00-8:00PM
Koi Restaurant 624 Davis Street Evanston, IL 60201
Accenture is a global consulting, technology, and outsourcing company with nearly 300,000 employees across the globe. The company is committed to a diverse and vibrant workplace and is sponsoring this information session and networking opportunity for juniors and seniors who are looking for careers in consulting and technology.

Meet the Lt. Governor Candidates
October 4, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Ryan Auditorium
LLSP: Co-Sponsored with Latino Resources -Save the date and plan to attend our Meet the Lieutenant Governor Candidates, Paul Vallas and Evelyn Sanguinetti, at a Bilingual Informational Forum on Saturday, October 4, 1pm-3pm at Northwestern University (room to be determined). Free and open to the public.

MIRIAM PAWEL: The Crusades of Cesar Chavez – Book Talk
October 8, 2014 @ Noon
University Hall, Hagstrum Room 201
Cesar Chavez founded a labor union, launched a movement, and inspired a generation. Two decades after his death, Chavez remains the most significant Latino leader in US history. In the first comprehensive biography of Chavez, Miriam Pawel offers a searching yet empathetic portrayal. Pawel’s biography deepens our understanding of one of Chavez’s most salient qualities: his profound humanity.

Informational Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
October 8, 2014 @ 5PM and October 15, 2014 @ 7PM
Annenberg G21
Learn about the first Latina sorority in the nation. We are a non-exclusive multicultural sorority that focuses on scholarly excellence, community activism, and empowerment of Latinas and the universal woman. Unaffiliated women are welcome.

Informational: Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.
October 8, 2014 @ 7:00PM
Location: Kellogg 160
Come learn about the LARGEST and FASTEST-GROWING multicultural Latino-based fraternity in the nation. Sigma Lambda Beta was founded in 1986 by 18 men determined to expand multicultural leadership, promote academic excellence, and enhance the community's understanding of different cultures. For more information, contact Bro. AJ Vielma at ajvielma@u.northwestern.edu

We Question While We Walk: Building Community through Popular Education in Albany Park, Chicago
October 10, 2014 @ Noon
1819 Hinman, 3rd FL Conference Room
Come hear Isabel Valenzuela and Tony Nelson share lessons from their work in popular education and the experience of its day to day trials and victories. Their talk will have important lessons for anyone interested in immigrant rights, radical pedagogy, community building, and the fight to change the world.

Latin@ Community Retreat & Symposium                                         
October 10-12, 2014
Off-Campus Retreat
Join a 2.5 day experience away from campus to reflect on what being a Latin@ means to you and engage in meaningful conversations around how to shape the Latin@ experience at Northwestern. Food and transportation will be provided. To sign up visit the HLSA website. $20 refundable deposit required.Hosted by Hispanic Latino Student Affairs and Religious Life.

M.E.Ch.A. 101: History and Myths
October 14, 2014 @ 6PM
Location TBA
Ever wonder what M.E.Ch.A does or what the acronym even stands for? Join M.E.Ch.A de NU to learn about the history of the Chicana/o movement throughout the U.S. and hear about what MEChistas at Northwestern have planned for the year. All welcome! Contact: Lucero Segundo lucerosegundo2015@u.northwestern.edu

National Latino Aids Awareness Day
October 15, 2014
October 15th, has been designated as National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). In 2003, NLAAD was established in response to the impact of HIV and AIDS on Hispanic/Latino communities nationwide. See HLSA webpage for schedule of events.

Latin@ Wellness Series: Stress Management Workshop
October 15, 2014 @ 6PM-7PM
1914 Sheridan Road. 1st FL Conference Room
Join us for an interactive session on managing stress. This series is a partnership between HLSA and CAPS

Women of Color Initiative Gathering (Fall Quarter)
October 20, November 17, December 8, 2014 @ 7:30PM
Parkes Hall Room 120
The WoCI is a monthly gathering of women that self-identify as people of color to create a community and empower sisterhood across communities of color.  We aim to explore intersectionality across social identities, and engage in dialogue on issues relevant to our needs, participants are invited to join us for the Women of Color Retreat and Symposium the weekend of January 23-25. The gatherings are a collaboration of the Office of Religious Life, MSA, CSI and Greek Life.

Maria Hinojosa , NPR Latino USA
October 21, 2014 @ 5PM
Parkes Hall Room 122
Come join LLSP and HLSA for an interactive conversation with the anchor and executive producer of the long-running weekly NPR show Latino USA, and as anchor of the Emmy Award-winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One.

Hot Cocoa Social
October 23, 2014 @ 6PM
Parkes Hall 223
The weather is starting to get chilly! Come grab a mug of hot cocoa and warm up with the LTAs! We'll be talking about how to get involved on campus and how to get the most out of your extra-curricular activities. Get information on campus life while meeting other students who want to get involved. Hosted by: Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

Festival LatiNU                                                                                
October 25, 2014 6:30pm
Norris Center Louis Room
Festival LatiNU is the signature event for Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. Alianza-The Hispanic/Latino Student Alliance and Hispanic/Latino Student Affairs sponsor this event, which features musical and dance performances from Northwestern student groups and Chicago area groups. The program also features cuisines from various Latin American countries. Free Event.

"The Day of the Dead El Día de los Muertos: Mexican Traditions of Remembrance" Humanities Lecture Series
October 30, 2014 @ 7:00PM-8:00PM
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave Evanston, IL 60201
"The Day of the Dead El Día de los Muertos: Mexican Traditions of Remembrance" Mexicans celebrate the Día de los Muertos the first two days of November, a tradition that has survived the passage of time throughout Mexico and beyond. Dr. Carrillo takes us on a multimedia journey as he explores how Mexican cultures of remembrance have transformed the mourning for the dead into a romantic and nostalgic celebration of life. This year, ENHLS will honor the Latino American experience, as part of the "Hecho in the U.S.A" program, which explores various aspects of Latino/Latina culture.

Dia de los Muertos                                                                        
November 2, 2014 @5:00PM
1936 Sheridan Road
Hispanic/Latino Student Affairs observes this traditional holiday on November 2nd. By displaying an altar at the Multicultural Center and encouraging people to place items on the altar, the community honors departed family members or friends. Sheil Catholic Center also offers a bilingual mass on the Sunday closest to November 2nd, where the significance of El Dia de los Muertos is explained.

Informational: La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.
November 2, 2014 @7:00PM
McCormick Tribune Center (MTC 3-107)
Join us to learn more about our Hermandad and application process. Lambda Upsilon Lambda is committed to academic achievement, professional development, and Providing Access to Higher Education. Dress is business casual. Contact person: Lupe Gomez lupe@u.northwestern.edu