National Hispanic Heritage Month
The Office of Latino Student Affairs celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month each fall with several activities on campus. For a schedule of the 2013 activities, click here.
One of the guests at the 2011 celebration was Jose Galvez, who tours colleges and universities around the country with his lecture/presentation entitled, "Shine," and the title of his exhibit is "Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in the United States". He has won numerous awards such as the Pulitzer Prize, which made him one of the first Mexican-American jounrnalist to win this award. He has used black and white film to demonstrate the Latino experience in America and will be exhibiting a few of his pieces while on campus.
Our keynote speaker in 2009 was Sylvia Mendez, a civil rights activist of Mexican-Puerto Rican heritage. At age eight, she played an instrumental role in a landmark school desegregation case.
In the fall of 2008, political activist Dolores Huerta was the keynote speaker. The video below of her presentation was produced by Bryan Houston of Norse Media, who won a Blue Chip Cable Access Award for best cultural awareness video.