Latinx Heritage Month

Latin American Flags

During Latinx Heritage Month (LHM), the university community acknowledges this nationally recognized month. Although LHM is nationally celebrated in September, Northwestern’s celebration commences later in the year due to our academic calendar, which starts in late September. Our LHM celebratory events begin in October and continue into early November with a variety of programming including cultural shows, social gatherings, and educational speakers.

Festival LatiNU is the signature program of the series. In 2017, Festival will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 6:30PM in the Norris Center, Louis Room. 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208.

 

Latinx Heritage Month 2017 Events

Latina Latino Studies Program and Asian American Studies Program Welcome Back Reception

September 25, 2017 @ 12:30PM-2:00PM
Crowe Hall. 1132
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

Latinx Community Night

September 28, 2017 @ 6:00PM
1914 Sheridan Road, Black House 1st Fl Conference Room
Every month, MSA hosts a community gathering for Latinx students and student organizations to make connections and to discuss local and global events, address important issues, share information, and build community.

Diane Guerrero – In the Country We Love

October 3, 2017 @ 6:00PM
Ryan Family Auditorium
Diane Guerrero is a Boston native and has, since an early age, had an affinity with the arts. She attended the Boston Arts Academy where she studied vocal music. After attending college, she realized her passion lay in performance art, and moved to New York to pursue her dreams. Diane has subsequently appeared on numerous Television series and is best known for her roles as Maritza Ramos in the award-winning, Emmy-and Golden Globe-nominated Netflix series Orange Is the New Black (for which she received three Screen Actors Guild awards), and as "Lina" in CW's break-out hit, Jane the Virgin.

Diane's memoir, In the Country We Love, published by Henry Holt, details her life as a citizen daughter of undocumented parents, and her years-long struggle to deal with the consequences of the broken immigration system.

In 2015, Diane was named a White House Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization. She is an outspoken advocate for commonsense, comprehensive immigration reform and has worked with Immigrant Legal Resource Center; Mi Familia Vota, a nonpartisan Latino civic engagement organization to promote immigration reform and citizenship and voter registration; and New American Leaders Project.

Latina and Latino Studies Department & Co-Sponsored by: Office of the President; Office of the Provost for Diversity; Vice President of Student Affairs; Kreeger Wolf Endowment Fund; The Simeon E. Leland Forum; Multicultural Student Affairs; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Latin American and Carribbean Studies Program; Program in American Studies.

HIV Testing: National Latino Aids Awareness Day

October 18, 2017
1914 Sheridan Road, 1st FL Conference Room @ 11:00am-3:00pm
Nationally 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. As part of Latinx Heritage Month at Northwestern, MSA is offering free HIV Testing for students to create awareness around the issues of AIDS in the Latinx community.

Latinx Community Night

October 26, 2017 @ 6:00pm
1914 Sheridan Road, Black House 1st Fl Conference Room
Every month, MSA hosts a community gathering for Latinx students and student organizations to make connections and to discuss local and global events, address important issues, share information, and build community.

Festival LatiNU

October 27, 2017 6:30pm
Norris Center Louis Room
Festival LatiNU is the signature event for Latinx Heritage Month Celebration. Alianza-The Hispanic/Latino Student Alliance and Multicultural 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.