The University of Pittsburgh Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is celebrated annually from Sept. 15 to Oct.15 to acknowledge the history, culture and contributions of Americans whose ancestry can be traced to Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Spain.

A University-wide committee, chaired by Dr. Gina Garcia and the Latino Student Association (LSA), has come together to develop a comprehensive directory of Hispanic Heritage Month 2019 activities that center around core engagement principles including cultural, educational, social and advocacy.

The committee includes representatives from across the campus, as well as those from local organizations and other colleges and universities in Pittsburgh, who are striving to create a collaborative calendar of events intended to create awareness of Hispanics/Latinas/os/xs in Pittsburgh and the broader U.S. context. The current listing of Hispanic Heritage Month activities can be viewed on the website.

As part of our celebrations, there will be a Latino Leaders Gathering at Wesley W. Posvar Hall on Sept. 18 from 4-6 p.m. 

Speakers include representatives from: Pitt Global, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Hispanic/Latinx Professional Association, and the Latinx Student Association.

Light food and drink will be provided. Free parking at Soldiers and Sailors.