Latinx Heritage Month Programs 2021

Friday, September 17, 1 p.m.
Latinx Heritage Month Opening Celebration
Keynote Speaker: Julio Capeles, Assistant Professor of Social Science
Dancers: Xochiquetzales

Tuesday, September 21, 1 p.m.
Monarchs, Milkweed, and Migration: A Conversation & Cultural Case Study
Speaker: Paul Gulezian, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biology

Thursday, September 23, 5 p.m.
Virtual Loteria
Join us through Zoom and win prizes!

Wednesday, September 29 1 p.m.
Self Care en Comunidad
Lead by Sandra Payan Catano, Equity Coordinator for ANDALE

Wednesday, October 6, 1:30 p.m.
Con Todo: Brown Love Podcast Discussion - "Caribena Joy"
Join us for the discussion of Episode 1 "Caribena Joy", from the podcast "Con Todo: Brown Love"
Listen to it for free on Apple Podcast:

Thursday, October 7, 10 a.m.
Feminism and Racism in Mexico
Speaker: Valeria Benson-Lira, Assistant Professor of Earth Science and Geography

Monday, October 11, 12 p.m.
Transformismo: Queer Latinx Culture in Chicago
Speaker: Liliana Macias
Liliana Macias is a DACA/Undocumented Mexican Queer activist and scholar who is working on her PhD in History at the University of Illinois Chicago. She is also the manager of the Chicago Learning Collaborative initiative in education at the Chicago History Museum where she runs school programs with an amazing team. As a scholar, she focuses on the histories of queer Latinx people in Chicago. Particularly, how segregation in the city influenced how, when, and where Latinx queer people create culture when facing exclusion from Boystown, the LGBTQ+ enclave recognized by the city of Chicago. For this event, Liliana will discuss examples of these complex queer Latinx histories, why it is important that they be recognized, and why queer solidarity needs to break neighborhood borders.

Tuesday, October 12, 9:30 a.m.
Critical Conversation Series: Will Biden Be Able to Undo Trump’s Anti-Immigration Policies?
Speaker: Peter Hudis, PhD, Professor, Humanities and Philosophy

Thursday, October 14, 5 p.m.
Latinx Heritage Month Closing Celebration
Join us for entertainment as we close off the month of celebrations!

Event Details

Friday, September 17, 2021 - Thursday, October 14, 2021

VIRTUAL, Off Campus