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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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

“Our Latin@ community is multicultural with varying intersectionalities, and highlighting heritage from multiple celebration points is vital to the forward progress of our Latin@ community,” said Dr. Renzo Lara, the director of the Latin@ 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.


From Scripts to Our Lives

Tuesday, Sept. 17, noon, USU 3300

Join us to learn how TV shows, movies and books can introduce you to social justice concepts.


Wellness: Campus Recreation Info Session

Thursday, Sept. 19, noon, USU 3300

Stop by the Latin@ Center as Campus Recreation provides an info session on their wellness programs.


LAFS Lowrider Experience

Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m., Kellogg Plaza

Come learn about lowrider culture as the Latino Association of Faculty and Staff and the University Police Department provide a family and community bonding event.


Community Engagement Event

Thursday, Sept. 26, noon, USU 3300

Stop by the Latin@ Center as we share opportunities for students to get involved with the Latinx community.


Wellness: Start Your Own Herb Garden

Tuesday, Oct. 1, noon, USU 3300

Plant your own herb garden and learn about the properties of different plants as well as the history of natural medicine and how it positively impacts our Latinx community.


Social Justice/Change: Intersections of Afro-Latin@/x

Thursday, Oct. 3, noon, USU 4200

Join the Latin@ Center and the Black Student Center as we host a panel discussion exploring identities and intersections of Afro-Latin@/x communities.


Latinos of Asia: An Evening with Dr. Ocampo

Thursday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m., USU 2300 (A/C)

The Cross-Cultural Center and the Latin@ Center host an evening with Dr. Anthony Ocampo in which he discusses his book “The Latinos of Asia,” which shows that what “color” you are depends largely on your social context.


Tukwut Café: Ariana Brown

Friday, Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m., USU 2300 (B/D)

Tukwut Café hosts a poetry night with Ariana Brown, a black Mexican American poet, performer and workshop facilitator.



Tuesday, Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m., USU Arcade

Chingonas y Poderosas! An event hosted by the Gender Equity Center focusing on empowering women of color.


Undocuresearch Panel: Research as Activism

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m., USU 2310 (A/B)

Join a panel of student researchers as they share how they connect their academic skills with activism in the community.


Latin American Cultural Showcase

Thursday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m., USU Arcade/Forum Plaza

The Latin@ Center and Tukwut Life close out Heritage Month with a performance by DJ Sizzle from Cumbiaton LA, a showcase of Latin American food and cultural attire, and dancing!

Media Contact

Brian Hiro, Communications Specialist

bhiro@csusm.edu | Office: 760-750-7306