Hispanic Heritage Month


Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) is a nationally recognized month in which it celebrates the cultures and the contributions of Latinx/Chicanx/Hispanics Americans to the United States. September 15th was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on September 15, 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile, and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21 respectively.

2022-23 Hispanic Heritage Month Events 

September 15: GLU presents bus tickets to attend El Grito @ Moda Center in Portland. Email glu@lclark.edu for more information.

September 16: Bon Appetite presents a Hispanic dinner featuring food from various Hispanic cultures! This event will take place at Fields Dining.

September 17 from 12-3pm: Campus Activities Board (CAB) Rides featuring outdoor activities and music. This event will take place near Griswold Tennis Dome.

September 30 from 11-1pm: IME presents Carne Asada Social, a Hispanic-inspired BBQ. Location is TBD. Please RSVP here.

October 4 from 6-7pm: IME presents Hispanic, Latinx, Chicanx Community Circle. An informal community conversation for those who self-identify. This event will take place at the IME Suite, Templeton 3rd floor. Please RSVP here.

October 14 from 3:30-4:30pm: World Languages & Literatures presents Social Gatherings in Miller (Third Floor) with snacks and music, hosted by Hispanic Studies.

October 27 between 12:30-5pm : Latin American & Latino Studies First Annual Encuentro presents: Culture & Diaspora in Latin American & Latino Studies

TBD: The Student Alumni Association presents a collaboration.

September 15 - October 15, 2022
September 16: Bon Appetite presents a Hispanic dinner featuring food from various Hispanic cultur... Sept 16th dining hall menu Hispanic Dinner Menu:Gallo Pinto, Vori Vori, Choripán, Arroz con Pollo

More information and RSVP forms, visit our LinkTree!
IME’s LinkTree

Learn about our Gente Latina Unida (GLU) student affinity group!
GLU’s Instagram | glu@lclark.edu

Resources on Hispanic Culture:

Hispanic Heritage Month Booklist - recommended by the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee and campus partners!

The differences between Hispanic, Latino, Latine, and Latinx?

  • Hispanic Heritage Month is a nationally recognized month. L&C honors Hispanic Heritage Month while wanting to recognize that “Hispanic” may not be inclusive of all members of the community. To learn more about Hispanic, Chicano/a, Latino/a, Latinx, Latine communities, please check out a recent IME Wokeshop.
  • Check out this video

Events around Portland

There are many wonderful films that capture and celebrate Hispanic and Latino culture. Here is a list of ones we highly recommend:

  • Selena

  • Walkout

  • Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) 

  • Instructions Not Included

  • Blood In and Blood Out

  • El Norte

  • Mi Familia

  • La Bestia

  • Stand and Deliver

  • Sin Nombre

  • La Bamba

  • American Me

  • Real Women Have Curves

  • McFarland, USA

  • The 33

  • Machuca

  • Voces Inocentes 

  • Como Agua Para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) 

Want to get involved with the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee for 2023-22?! Email IME at multicultural@lclark.edu to get involved! But don’t wait until next year to get involved, contact us if you have ideas!