Hispanic Heritage Month “La Herencia”

Hispanic Heritage Month “La Herencia”

Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is celebrated annually from September 15-October 15 to acknowledge Americans' history, culture, and contributions whose ancestry can be traced to Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Spain. In the United States, there are approximately 58.5 million people who have ancestries connected to these countries, yet they reside in the United States. Many labels are used for these groups, with the most common umbrella terms being “Hispanic” and “Latina/o/x.” 

Since 1968, HHM has been recognized by the federal government and celebrated across the United States. The start of the month, September 15th, is significant, as several Latin American countries celebrate their independence from Spain on this day, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile also celebrate their independence during September 16th and 18th, respectively. Each year, the Center for Intercultural Advancement and LatinX Student-led group will lead a series of cultural, educational, social, and advocacy events for the Wagner College community.

Events and Programs Date
Latinx in America Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration September 16, 2021
Folk Art: Afro-Rican Bomba! September 18, 2021
Cultural Dance Presentation of Bomba September 23, 2021
Happening of the Investigation of the Dominican Racial Imaginary Hosted by CUE Art Foundation.
September 25, 2021
Homegrown: Cambalache September 29, 2021
Online Book Discussion: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel (Hispanic Heritage Month)
September 30, 2021
Movement Without Borders
October 2, 2021
CICA FOOD and Culture Series Presents: Food and LatinX Identity October 4, 2021
Latinx Thriving Art Exhibit
October 10, 2021