Latinx Heritage Month, also known as National Hispanic Heritage Month, is nationally celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
About Heritage Months
Heritage Months celebrate the customs, values, and traditions of different cultures, examining the issues and struggles of different communities as well as affirming their contributions to society. Heritage months are important in providing intentional space for teaching, learning and reflection. Each month, we celebrate the identities and histories of members of Georgia State’s global communities through vibrant performances, lectures, and activities that celebrate our rich cultural diversity and help us understand our shared history.
Event Highlights this Month
Culture Café: Latinx Heritage Celebration
Wednesday, September 8th
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Piedmont Central Dining Hall, First Floor
Sponsored by the Multicultural Center
Culture Café is designed to highlight culture and heritage while providing students support services by promoting resources and events provided by our office and other campus partners. We offer goody bags and resources for students who visit our table and join our department listserv.
Queer De-Stress Fest: Jean-Michel Basquiat
Tuesday, September 28th
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Suite 206, Student Center East
Co-sponsored by the Multicultural Center and LASSO
Join the Multicultural Center, in collaboration with the Counseling Center, for Queer Destress Fest, a monthly series that focuses on factors that may contribute to stress, anxiety and other issues within LGBTQIQA and varying gender communities. Tools and resources are provided to students that help them navigate their educational journeys.
Carreras y Conexiones: Dell
Wednesday, Oct. 13
3 to 3:30 p.m.
Instagram Live: https://www.instagram.com/LASSO_GSU
Join LASSO's IG live as we discuss opportunities and the experience of a DELL employee! Get the scoop.
Does your department or unit have an event to share for this month? Please select the link below to fill out our information submission form.
Latinx Student Services and Outreach (LASSO) provides a space for students of all backgrounds to gather throughout the school day and immerse themselves in Latinx culture and a familia in which students support one another through their academic journeys and beyond.
Cultures, Communities & Inclusion
Cultures, Communities, and Inclusion celebrates the U in GSU! CCI provides a variety programs, initiatives, and workshops that educate, fosters community-building, enriches the overall campus experience for the campus community, and prepare students for the world that awaits them post-graduation.
The Multicultural Center supports Georgia State University’s mission of educating students to participate in a global economy with individuals different from themselves. To assist students in successfully engaging in this global process, the Multicultural Center provides opportunities for intentional, meaningful programming and dialogue to assist students to learn more about themselves and others.
Latinx Student Organizations
Get involved! LASSO has a helpful page listing Latinx student organizations you may find of interest.
LACCHI Faculty Affinity Group
The mission of the Latina/o/x, Chicana/o/x, Caribbean, Hispanic and Indigenous (LACCHI) affinity group is to provide a space for solidarity and cross disciplinary collaboration for faculty and staff who identify as LACCHI.
Center for Latin American and Latino/a Studies
The Center for Latin American and Latino/a Studies is an interdisciplinary teaching, research, and community service program for the Latin American and Latino/a communities in Georgia. We offer students extensive knowledge of Latin America and the Caribbean and their corresponding communities within the United States through academic study, personalized training, and research abroad.
International Initiatives leads at Georgia State by creating a campus culture that builds interdisciplinary synergies and expands global opportunities where faculty, staff, students, and our Atlanta-area colleagues can collaborate, innovate, and form engaged partnerships with far-reaching impact.
World Languages & Cultures
The Department of World Languages and Cultures serves a threefold purpose: to encourage an appreciation of humanistic values through the study of world literatures and cultures, to teach world languages as a means of communication, and to prepare students for academic careers and opportunities available in the field of international business.
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