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2017 LatinX Heritage Month 2017 is here!

Please join us around campus and in the community to celebrate the culture and traditions of residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking nations in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Originally observed in 1968 as Latinx Heritage Week under President Johnson, it was expanded by President Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending October 15. September 15 was chosen as the starting date because it was that day in 1821 that five Latin American countries declared their independence: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.  

Find opportunities and mark your calendar to immerse in LatinX culture.

Latino-Hispanic Heritage Month Events
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Co-Sponsors and Contributors


Career Development Center, Office of Alumni and Career Services
City of Richmond Hispanic Liaison Office
Latin American and Iberian Studies (LAIS)
Multicultural Affairs
Richmond College
Spanish & Latino Student Alliance (SALSA)
Westhampton College