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Latinx Heritage Month

Presented by Association of Latinx American Students (ALAS)

Association of Latinx American Students (ALAS) logo featuring letters filled in with various Latin American flagsLatinx Heritage Month (LHM) offers the Loyola community a chance to participate in programs and events to celebrate Latinx heritage, nationally known as Hispanic Heritage Month. Programs and events during National Hispanic Heritage Month take place from Sept. 15-Oct. 15. The significance of Sept. 15 is to recognize the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras. For Mexico, Chile, and Belize, the month of October also carries great value since these nations celebrate their independence days.

Today, National Hispanic Heritage Month seeks to recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latinx Americans to the United States. Please join us in this annual tribute by learning about the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our lives and this nation.

Theme for the 2021-22 Academic School Year

ALAS's theme for the 2021-22 school year is Orgullo (pride). "The beauty of this theme is that every individual’s opinions, perspectives, and experiences have shaped the way one feels Orgulloso about their culture and heritage." -Mariana Carrillo Obregon 

September 30, 2021

Microphone graphicALAS Student Panel

7-8:30 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room in the Andrew White Student Center

Come join the Association of Latinx American Students as we listen to Latinx students on campus, speak on what Orgullo means to them! Email alas@loyola.edu for more information.