The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity invites the campus community to participate in NC State’s 2020 Latinx Heritage Month Celebration. Multicultural Student Affairs, in conjunction with student organizations, will host several virtual events to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 – October 15, 2020.
Each year, the month celebrates the heritage and culture of Latin American immigrants in the U.S. At NC State, recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month began in 2001, says Jessica Terrones, student coordinator in Multicultural Student Affairs.
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 issues facing our people and the future of what it means to be Latinx.
“It’s important to recognize the legacy of our community and the impact we have had since the first international student enrolled in 1892,” says Lyndenise Berdecia, co-founder and co-chair of the Latinx Alumni Network for NC State.
This year’s theme, Sin Limite, or Limitless, aims to debunk the narrow definition of what it means to be a Latinx person in 2020.
“For the first time, we will have more than one keynote speaker. Our Keynote Speaker Series is composed of NC State alumni and employees who embody our theme of Sin Limite by not letting in any restraints from pursuing their goals and passions,” says Terrones
Latinx Heritage Month at NC State will look different this year, but there will still be several events and engagement opportunities. Join us in the celebration by attending any or all of the events below and follow our Latinx organizations on Instagram.
Calendar of Events
Jenna Nabors (she/her) is a fourth-year student majoring in communication and international studies and a Park Scholar. Share your thoughts about this article on Twitter at @NCStateOIED.