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Latinx Heritage Month

Presented by Association of Latinx American 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 2022-23 Academic School Year

ALAS's theme for the 2022-23 school year is "Sazón Latino." "This year, ALAS will explore what aspects of our Latinx culture have impacted American culture; sure, Reggaeton music is considered 'cool' and 'trendy' by most people today, but in the early 2000s? Not so much.

"Being Latinx is now seen as 'interesting' or 'desirable.' However, just a few years back, many of us were subjected to stereotypical archetypes that are unrepresentative of who we truly are.

"We aim to break down these stereotypes and bring attention to the Latinx cultural and historical impact in the U.S. while teaching those who do not identify as Latinx to appreciate the culture without appropriating it." -ALAS

September 14, 2022

Songs & Sangria

6 p.m., Center for Intercultural Engagement (CIE)

October 6, 2022

Student Panel

7-9 p.m., 4th Floor Programming Room, Andrew White Student Center

October 12, 2022

Alumni Panel

7-9 p.m., Center for Intercultural Engagement (CIE)

October 22, 22

Latin Fest

7-9 p.m., McGuire Hall