National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated annually in the United States from September 15 to October 15, recognizes and honors the contributions, culture, history and achievements of Hispanic and Latinx Americans. The tradition started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover 30 days. The dates were chosen because they encompass the anniversaries of the independence of several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on Sept. 15, Mexico’s independence on Sept. 16, and Chile’s independence on Sept. 18.
Each year, Wagner’s Center for Intercultural Advancement and LatinX student group lead a series of cultural, educational, social and advocacy events for the Wagner community. See the full 2023 lineup below.
- Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off
Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Kairos House
- Business Insights: Marketing for Diverse Groups
Sept. 25, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Manzulli Boardroom
- Trivia and Giveaways
Sept. 28, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Union Atrium
- Hispanic Heritage Month Lunch
Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Main Dining Hall
- Trailblazing as LatinX: Cultural Norms of Responsibilities
Oct. 11 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Manzulli Boardroom
- An Evening of Latin Jazz
Oct 12, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. at Union Atrium