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Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Cal State San Marcos’ Latinx Center is partnering with campus organizations to present an exciting lineup of events. The month runs from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 and is an opportunity to celebrate the rich culture and diverse backgrounds of Hispanic-identifying people.

“Our Latinx community is multicultural with varying intersectionalities, and highlighting heritage from multiple celebration points is vital to the forward progress of our Latinx community,” said Renzo Lara, the director of the Latinx Center. “Our intent is to create a transformational and empowering experience for students that allows them to build on community values, which ultimately allows them to focus in on their educational objectives.”

Everyone is invited to participate in Hispanic Heritage Month events.

Heritage Month Kickoff

Thursday, Sept. 15, 6 p.m., USU Ballroom

Come celebrate the Latinx/Hispanic community by listening to live music, playing games and eating cultural food. Students will have the opportunity to enter a giveaway. 


Latinx Resource Fair 

Tuesday, Sept. 20, noon, Latinx Center (USU 3300)

Culturally related departments and student organizations will be invited to participate in a resource fair at the Latinx Center. Students will be able to learn about the areas on campus that can support them on their academic and social journey. 


Our/My Culture Isn't a Trend

Thursday, Sept. 22, 3:30 p.m., Latinx Center (USU 3300)

Come learn about problematic stigmas that society creates and the inappropriate portrayal of members in the Latinx community. 


The Pride Center Presents: 3 Latinx Transgender Activists

Tuesday, Sept. 27, TBD

Students can listen to three Latinx transgender activists tell their story and talk about trans history, their life, their struggles and their accomplishments.


Cuentos de Ninos

Thursday, Sept. 29, 3:30 p.m., Latinx Center (USU 3300)

Come learn about the importance of cultural storytelling and history in Hispanic/Latinx families as bedtime stories and childhood myths are shared. Some stories include el cucuy, la llorona and el chupacabra. Students will have an opportunity to reminisce and learn about these cultural traditions.


Chingona Fest 

Tuesday, Oct. 4, noon, USU 3200/3300

Join us in celebrating and uplifting Latinx women. The Women and Gender Equity Center will be hosting week-long events that highlight the trailblazing women in our lives and history. Students will learn about female empowerment in the cultural community.


Latinx Film Professionals Panel

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m., Latinx Center (USU 3300)

In collaboration with arts, media and design professor Jonathan Berman, students will meet Latinx film and media professionals and learn about their experiences in the industry. 


Heritage Month Closing 

Friday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m., USU Ballroom

Come learn about different music and dance stylings of Latin America to celebrate the end of Heritage Month. Students will have the opportunity to meet the center staff and learn about the cultural significance of why it is important to celebrate this month each year.

Media Contact

Eric Breier, Public Affairs Specialist

ebreier@csusm.edu | Office: 760-750-7314