Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 to October 15 is celebrated nationwide as National Hispanic Heritage Month. It traditionally honors and celebrates the heritage, culture and contributions of both Hispanics and Latinos throughout history. It was originally established as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 but was expanded and made into law as a month long celebration on August 17, 1988. This time frame was chosen to honor the anniversaries of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua (September 15th), Mexico (September 16th) and Chile (September 18th).
Upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month Events
Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff
Stop into the courtyard as we kickoff the start of Hispanic Heritage Month! This is a come and go event and face masks are required.
- Time: Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 11:30am to 1:00pm
- Location: KSU Union Courtyard
Lupe & HALO Presents: ¿Como Se Dice...?
Learn about the different Latin languages through a fun interactive game. Face mask are required.
- Time: Tuesday, September 15th, 2020, 6:00pm
- Location: K-State Union Wildcat Chamber
HALO Loteria Night
- Time: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
- Location: KSU Union Main Ballroom
Hispanic Heritage Month Panel: ¡Si Se Puede: Setting Educational Goals to Achieve our Dreams!
This virtual panel discussion will address the challenges of navigating college campuses as a Hispanic/Latino student.
- Time: Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 11:30am to 1:00pm
- Location: View Live Stream
Diversity Dialogue: DACA, All Facts No Cap
This collaboration with the Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) will engage in a community conversation on what the Dream Act is and who are the Dreamers
- Time: Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
- Location: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/95518769420