Latinx Heritage Month

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Latinx Heritage Month 2023

We celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

These events are brought to you by a wide variety of co-sponsors and co-planners including the Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center (Centro); the Mosaic Cross Cultural Center; the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; MLK Library (Africana, Asian American, Chicano, and Native American Studies Center); Chicana and Chicano Studies; Student Affairs, Campus Life; Student Union; and many more.

Event OnSep13

La Bienvenida

Time:5:30 - 7:30 pmLocation:Student Union Ballroom
Event On

Bailando con Orgullo - Dancing with Pride

Time:Library HoursLocation:Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Fifth Floor (AAACNA Center). Open until Sept. 24
Event OnSep18

Stephanie Beatriz: Spartan Speaker Series

Time:7:00 pmLocation:Student Union Ballroom
Event OnSep19

Cooking Healthy Eating Well (CHEW) Demo

Time:1:00 - 2:00 pmLocation:First floor of Student Wellness Center Room 
Event OnSep19

Braiding Revolution

Time:4:00 - 5:30 pmLocation:Student Union Meeting Room 4
Event On,Sep22

Latinx Heritage Night SJSU Football

Event starts at:,7:30 pmEvent is located at:,CEFCU Stadium
Event OnSep27

The Latinx Guide to Graduate School: A Celebration of Latinx Educational Resilience

Time:4:00 - 6:00 pmLocation:Martin Luther King, Jr. Library Room 225
Event OnOct3

Latinx Professionals, Presente!

Time:5:00 - 6:30 pmLocation:Student Union Meeting Room 3A
Event On,Oct9

MEChA movie night

Event starts at:,6:00 - 8:30 pmEvent is located at:,Centro
Event On,Oct11

Documenting the ¡Somos SJSU! Experience: An Assessment Workshop

Event starts at:,4:00 - 5:30 pmEvent is located at:, Clark Hall 100H Fishbowl
Event OnOct12

Rooted: Social Justice Music & Arts Festival

Time:3:00 - 6:00 pmLocation:Tower Lawn
Event OnOct12

Latinx Open Mic Night!

Time:6:00 - 8:00 pmLocation: TBD

Event Descriptions

La Bienvenida

Centro kicks off Latinx Heritage Month with its annual fall welcome event, La Bienvenida. Learn about Centro services and evets, connect with Latinx student organizations, and meet other Latinx students, staff, and faculty. Join us for a vibrant night of comida, community, and live performances. 

Bailando con Orgullo - Dancing with Pride

Established in November of 2015, Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí (EFC) is a Mexican folklore dance group. Under the artistic directorship of Arturo Magaña, EFC has the mission to promote the pride of identifying as LGBTQ+ Latinx through the art of Mexican Folclórico dance. Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí provides the LGBTQ+ Community a creative platform to express Latinx sexual and cultural identity.

Open from now until September 24th

Spartan Speaker Series: Stephanie Beatriz

The Spartan Speaker Series is proud to feature actress and advocate Stephanie Beatriz. Known for her roles in Encanto, Brooklyn 99, In the Heights, and Peacock's recent Twisted Metal series, Stephanie Beatriz has been a fixture in pop culture. She has been a vocal supporter of increased media representation and is a proud queer Latina in the arts.

Cooking Healthy Eating Well (CHEW) Demo

CHEW hosts student-lead hands-on cooking classes for all! Each recipe is tailored to fit student budgets, lifestyle, and diverse cultural backgrounds. These classes are free for all registered students and offer a great space to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques.

For the month of September we will be hosting a demo class and highlighting a Latinx/Chicanx inspired recipe in honor of SJSU Latinx Heritage month. 

Braiding Revolution

A poetry workshop and book talk with award winning author Rosanna Alvarez. Rosanna Alvarez is a braided scholar and professional rezongona. She is the author of Braided [Un]Be-Longing, a poetry collection that reads like a sincere love letter to Chicano Studies and weaves together the most unanticipated spaces of poetic legacy found in the everyday and in everybody. Rosanna grew up in San José as the first-born of nine siblings in a loud and loving Mexican family, siempre rezongando. She remains in awe of the power of telling, with heart in hand, ink to the page, always hollering truths. 

She is the Co-Founder of Eastside Magazine, an alum of the Macondo Writers Workshop, a fellow with the Anaphora Arts Emerging Critics Program, recipient of the Distinguished Preservation Service Award for her work in writing, publishing, teaching, and performing, and was recently named an International Latino Book Awards finalist for The Juan Felipe Herrera Best Poetry Book Award.

Latinx Heritage Night at SJSU Football

Cheer on the Spartans Football team! The theme of the game is Latinx Heritage Night.

The Latinx Guide to Graduate School: A Celebration of Latinx Educational Resilience

Join co-authors Dr. Genevieve Negrón-Gonzáles and Dr. Magdalena Barrera and distinguished SJSU graduate alumni as they share testimonios of their graduate education and the resilience of Latinx scholars. This event is open to all and a great opportunity for anyone considering graduate school, currently enrolled in a graduate program, or folks engaged in advising and supporting historically underserved students.

Latinx Professionals, Presente! 

Diversity Career Week (Oct. 3rd - Oct 7th) is a career readiness program open to all students interested in exploring career paths, connecting with diverse professionals and alumni, and finding internship/job opportunities that prioritize equity and inclusion. As SJSU is a leading talent hub for diverse talent in Silicon Valley, we seek to empower and prepare our students for career success by connecting them to like-minded employers, alumni, and allies who can help them navigate their unique career journeys.

Documenting the ¡Somos SJSU! Experience: An Assessment Workshop

SJSU offers programs and services for Latinx students informed by "¡Somos SJSU!: An HSI Framework for Our Campus." The Division of Student Affairs established a student affairs curriculum that centers equity and racial justice. Introducing Somos SJSU principles in our work has furthered co-curricular objectives and resulted in transformational changes to how we conduct assessment, structure professional development, and promote student success. In this workshop, you will hear from student affairs professionals and scholars as they share strategies that draw upon the knowledge and cultural values of our Latinx campus community.

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Rooted: Social Justice Music & Arts Festival

Rooted is the CCCAC's Social Justice Music & Art Festival which highlights Bay Area artists, performers, and vendors who are doing incredible work in their communities to advocate and call on us to contribute to a more socially just world. Our line up includes a performance by La Doña, a Chicana artist, activist, and educator living in San Francisco. La Doña coined the term “Femmeton” to describe her auto-referential songs about love, gentrification, and the radical joys of being a queer brown woman in the Bay Area.

Latinx Open Mic Event

Welcome to Mosaic's monthly open mic! Our theme for October is Latinx Heritage Month! Join us to perform your authentic voice and watch others do the same!

Downloadable Files

Calendar File

Download a copy of the calendar for yourself.

Zoom Background

We have a virtual Zoom background for the month here.