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Latinx Heritage Month

Presented by Association of Latinx Students (ALAS)

Association of Latinx American Students (ALAS) logo featuring letters filled in with various Latin American flagsLatinx Heritage Month (LHM) offers the Loyola community a chance to participate in programs and events to celebrate Latinx heritage, nationally known as Hispanic Heritage Month. Programs and events during National Hispanic Heritage Month take place from Sept. 15-Oct. 15. The significance of Sept. 15 is to recognize the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras. For Mexico, Chile, and Belize, the month of October also carries great value since these nations celebrate their independence days.

Today, National Hispanic Heritage Month seeks to recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latinx Americans to the United States. Please join us in this annual tribute by learning about the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our lives and this nation.

Theme for the 2023-24 Academic School Year

ALAS's theme for the 2023-24 school year is "Nuestra Belleza Latina." "This year, ALAS would like to highlight the beauty in our Latinx community as a whole, and the beauty of the individual countries that make up our community. Our Latinx culture continues to influence and impact American culture, but only a few aspects of our culture are celebrated. We are very proud of all aspects of our Latinx identities and would like others to witness the beauty we experience and share in our community. 

"Through the sharing of food, dance, traditions, art, and so on, we hope to bring awareness of all the beauty that can be found in our community. We hope to break down the stereotypes and demonstrate what really represents our community.

"We aim to continue teaching those who do not identify as Latinx to appreciate our culture without appropriating it." ~ALAS

September 21, 2023

Bocadillos (snacks) y Pulseritas (bracelets)

5:30-6:30 p.m., Center for Intercultural Engagement (CIE)

October 5, 2023

Latinx Dance Workshop

Time and location TBA

October 12, 2023

Alumni & Current Students Panel

Time and location TBA

October 14, 2023

Latin Fest

8-10 p.m., McGuire Hall