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Celebrating 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, which runs Sept. 15-Oct. 15, is an opportunity to celebrate the rich culture and diverse backgrounds of Hispanic-identifying people.

“Observing Latinx Heritage Month holds vital importance as it pays homage to the varied histories, cultures and contributions of the Latinx community,” said María Venegas Escobedo, the College Assistance Migrant Program project director and the interim director of the Latinx Center. “At CSUSM, a large makeup of our student body self-identifies as Latinx, and having such a recognition fosters a sense of belonging, unity and understanding among all students.”

Everyone is invited to participate in Hispanic Heritage Month events.


Heritage Month Kickoff 

Thursday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m., USU Ballroom

Celebrate the Latinx/Hispanic community by listening to music, watching live performances, playing games and eating cultural food. 


National Voter Registration Day 

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 11:30 a.m., Forum Plaza 

The Latinx Center and other student life centers and organizations will be available to help students register to vote. 


The College of Colleges 

Thursday, Sept. 21,11:30 a.m., Latinx Center (USU 3300)

One representative from each college will discuss the resources and services available to students within their major. 


Our/My Culture Isn’t a Trend 

Tuesday, Sept. 26, noon, Latinx Center (USU 3300)

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


Chingona Fest 

Thursday, Sept. 28,11:30 a.m., 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.


Cafecito Con Pan

Tuesday, Oct. 3, noon, Latinx Center (USU 3300)

Students will hear from a guest speaker about their career path. 


Financial Wellness

Thursday, Oct. 5, noon, Latinx Center (USU 3300)

Students will learn about budgeting, the importance of having a savings account and other financial resources to help them achieve financial freedom. 


Do Not Label My Body 

Tuesday, Oct. 10, noon, Latinx Center (USU 3300)

Students will have a conversation about how body image is perceived in Latin America.  


Heritage Month Closing 

Thursday, Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m., USU Ballroom

Learn about different music and dance styles 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