We host our annual Latinx Heritage Month celebration from September 15 to October 15, and we would love for you to join us! During National Hispanic Heritage Month, the U.S. recognizes the important presence of Latin American immigrants and celebrates their heritage and culture.
At NC State, we name the celebration Latinx Heritage Month to be more inclusive of the experiences and identities of our students, staff and community. We also take this time to recognize the present issues facing our people and the future of what it means to be Latinx.
This year the Latinx Heritage Month planning committee wanted to debunk the narrow definition of what it means to be a Latinx person in 2020. We decided on the theme of Sin Limite, or Limitless. During a year of so much change, upcoming events such as the election or the census, and in a year with the most restrictions of our lives, the committee wanted to remind their peers that our culture does not stop. We will continue to celebrate and honor our heritage and identity – sin limite!
Although this year’s Latinx Heritage Month will have to look much different than years past with all of our programming going virtual, we wanted to ensure that there will be a plethora of engagement opportunities. Please keep an eye out for events with the tag of #LHM in the university calendar for all of the ways to celebrate with us.
If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Latinx Heritage Month committee chair, Jessica Terrones.