Celebrate Hispanic/Latine/x Heritage Month!

By Angelica Carrington, September 20, 2022

Hispanic/Latine/x Heritage Month Programming | Center for IDEAS

In honor of Hispanic/Latine/x Heritage Month, the Ithaca College campus will be hosting a variety of events. The Center of IDEAS collected and is highlighting some events that will be occurring throughout the month, can't wait to see you!

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

Image with red, blue, and yellow with description of events collected to highlight

September 20th @ 7pm in Klingenstein Lounge

Fragile Knowledge, Annette Levine 

Hosted by Hillel

September 22nd @ 4pm in Textor 102

Movie: Pasajeros

Hosted by Cultura Ithaca

September 22nd @ 7pm in Friends 207

Esta es mi Canción

Hosted by PODER

September 29th @ 6pm in Textor 103

Movie: Lemebel

Hosted by Cultura Ithaca & LGBT Center

October 5th @ 4pm in Textor 103

Movie: 499

Hosted by Cultura Ithaca

October 5th @ 4pm in Klingenstein Lounge

Café con IDEAS

Hosted by Center for IDEAS

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Angélica Carrington at ideas@ithaca.edu or 607-274-7777. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.