CLAS/UCIS @ Pitt: Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15--Oct. 15)

CLAS/UCIS @ Pitt: Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15--Oct. 15)

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Today marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) at Pitt. This is a growing grassroots celebration spearheaded by the School of Education's Gina Garcia, now in its third year on campus.

Why now? Several territories formerly under Spanish colonial rule declared national independence around this time in the early 19th century. Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica celebrate the anniversary on September 15th; Mexico on the 16th; Chile on September 18th, and Belize on the 21st. The US Congress officialized the celebration as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968, expanding it to a month in 1988.

In much the way our Center’s reach encompasses the Americas in a hemispheric perspective, HHM has also come to include traditions beyond Spanish cultural legacies, allowing us to critically examine that heritage and celebrate all that brings us together. Please join us in this ever-widening collaborative effort and enjoy the rich cultural expressions and insightful town hall events that start today.

Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) 

Calendar (09/15-10/15)

We recommend to visit HHM website for information and updates on upcoming events

Through the whole month, the Latin American Grad Org of Students (LAGOS) will be highlighting a Latinx/Hispanic Pitt Faculty and Staff for Hispanic Heritage Month, visit:

Instagram: @pittLAGOS

Twitter: @pittLAGOS


Hashtags: #PittHHM #HHMFacultyStaff 


Visit the HMM website for new events and updates:

Tue, Sep 15 |  6:00 PM
Happy Hour with Live Music

Wed, Sep 16 | 12:00 PM
Town Hall Series #1: 
What Does It Mean To Be Hispanic/Latina/e/o/x In The United States?

Thu, Sept 17 | 6:00 PM
CLAS Film Series: Perro Bomba

Thu, Sept 17 |  6:00 PM
Latin Dance Event

Mon, Sep 22 | 12:00-2:00 PM
Hispanic Heritage Month Discussion ULS/HLPA

Fri, Sep 25 | 1:00 PM
Town Hall Series #2: 
COVID-19: The Pittsburgh Latinx Community Experience & Response

Tue, Sep 29 | 3:00 PM
Town Hall Series #3: 
Being Latinx in Academia: Navigation, Support, and Mentoring of Graduate Students and Faculty

Wed, Sep 30 | 3:30 PM
Rice and ... Series: Rice and Bean
(Live cooking demonstration by CLAS

Wed, Sep 30 | 6:00 PM
Town Hall Series #4: 
Present and Represented: Latinx Mental Health Research, Practice, and Experience in Pittsburgh

Fri, Oct 2 | 1:00-2:30 PM
Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad

Tue, Oct 6 | 2:00 PM
Town Hall Series #5: 
Successful Latinx Entrepreneurs: Challenges and Opportunities

Tue, Oct 6 | 3:30 p.m. 
Francisco Mejía Mejía: autobiografía de un campesino costarricense

Thu, Oct 8 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Archiving and Preservation Workshop for Hispanic Heritage Month

Wed, Oct 14  | 6:00 PM
Town Hall Series #6:

Fernand Amandi (Latinx and the November Election
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