Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month and Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) recognizes the contributions of Latinx Americans to the United States and celebrates Latinx American heritage and culture. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. These five countries all declared independence on September 15, 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile, and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21 respectively.


September 15 - October 15, 2021
Hispanic Heritage Events flyer

El Grito Portland
Wednesday, September 15th
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

IME Carne Asada Social
Saturday, September 26th
2:30 PM - Holmes

GLU Movie Night - Abuelita Social
Friday, October 1st
6:00 PM - Council Chambers

SAA Stories y Pan Dulce
Tuesday, October 12th
6:00 PM - Albany 218

IME Wokeshop
Wednesday, October 13th
6:00 PM - Zoom

GE* Heritage Month Dinner
Friday, October 15th
4:00 - 6:00 PM - Trail Room

More information and RSVP forms in our LinkTree!
IME’s LinkTree

Learn about our Gente Latina Unida (GLU) student affinity group!
GLU’s Instagram |

Resources on Latinx culture:

Want to learn more about the differences between Hispanic, Latino, and Latinx? Check out this video

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



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


Voces Inocentes 

Como Agua Para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)