DePaul University Newsline > Sections > DeBuzz > Close out Hispanic Heritage Month with DePaul
By Rachel Wojnicki /
October 5, 2021 /
Posted in: DEBUZZ /
National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, honors the culture and contributions of Latina/o/x individuals. To celebrate, DePaul has planned various educational and cultural programs in the coming days and weeks.
“At DePaul, Chicago is our campus," says Elizabeth Ortiz, vice president of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity. “The Chicagoland area has a Latinx population of almost 30%. It's important for us to acknowledge their contributions to our region."
Latino Activism and Electoral Politics: Lessons for Future Leaders in Chicagoland and Beyond Wednesday, Oct. 6 1 p.m. Online RSVP
Hispanic Heritage Festival Wednesday, Oct. 64 – 8 p.m. Lincoln Park Student Center, room 120 A/B More information
A conversation with Tanya Kateri Hernandez Wednesday, Oct. 13 1 p.m. RSVP
Latinos Empowered at DePaul meet and greet Friday, Oct. 15 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Arts and Letters Hall, room 207 RSVP
Latinos Empowered at DePaul, or LEAD, is an affinity group committed to the advancement of Latinos by providing a network of support and communication, creating mentorship opportunities and addressing current issues affecting the Latino community.
Annual Dolores Huerta celebration and luncheon Thursday, Oct. 21 11 a.m.Lincoln Park Student Center, room 120 A/B and via Zoom RSVP
When We Make It: A Conversation and Writing Workshop with Author Elisabet VelasquezThursday, Oct. 21 4:15 p.m.OnlineRSVP
Culture as Healing: A conversation with Luis RodriguezMonday, Nov. 16 p.m.RSVP
Rachel Wojnicki is an editor of Newsline and the internal communications manager for University Marketing and Communications.