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Join the National Latinx Heritage Month Celebration

09.15.2020 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
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The Latinx Heritage Month Committee along with the Diversity and Inclusion Council at Texas Wesleyan University have prepared several events to help recognize the stories and contributions of Latinx Americans in the U.S. This year's theme, Sin Fronteras or Without Borders, is centered on the possibilities that exist when we expand the way we celebrate Latinx humanity, history and identity while breaking barriers that fail to define what it means to be Latinx in 2020.

All events, including music, art, history, panel conversations and interviews will be livestreamed through Zoom for participation and the Texas Wesleyan University Facebook for viewing. 

Please join us as we celebrate and learn more about the rich and diverse culture of Latin America and Latinx Americans in the U.S.  The official kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 with poetry by Tammy Melody Gomez and a Mayan Arts performance by Grupo Pakal.

Other events:

COVID 19 Pandemic: The Impact on Latinx Communities and Education - Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

A lecture by TCU Latin American History Professor Dr. Peter Szok on Indigenous Modern Art of Panama - Sept. 28 at 3 p.m.

¿Quien Somos? - A Panel Discussion Exploring Latinx Identity - Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

¡Si Se Puede! - An Informative Panel on Local Social Justice Movements hosted by BESO - Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Chicanos in Cowtown presented by Cecilia Sanchez Hill, History and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Ph.D. Student at TCU - Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

¡Salsita! - A Conversation on Tacos, Culture and Representation with Salsa Limón owner Ramiro “Milo” Ramirez - Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.

Book Talk! - An African American and Latinx History of the United States with Dr. Paul Ortiz, University of Florida Professor of History - Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

A Town Hall with President Frederick G. Slabach - Imagining Space for Latinx Students, Staff and Faculty - Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

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