Hispanic (Latina/o, Latinx) Heritage Month

¡Sí, Se Puede! Latinx Social Justice Outreach & Activism | September 15 - October 15, 2018

This exhibit focuses on several individuals who have made significant contributions to Ltinx social justie causes: Delores Huerta and César Chávez, Marjorie Agosín, Dr. Sonia Nieto, and Jorge Ramos.

Parks Library Fireplace Reading Room | Library Hours


Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio | September 12, 2018 

As a scion of an illustrious musical family, Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa is one of the brightest lights on Havana’s thriving jazz scene. Son of drummer Ruy López-Nussa and nephew of pianist Ernan López-Nussa, Harold gained international attention when he won top honors at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Piano Competition in 2005 (a triumph that earned him a featured festival spot the following year).

Memorial Union Maintenance Shop | 8:00PM


Latina Memories: A Chilean Human Rights Perspective - Marjorie Agosín | September 17, 2018

Marjorie Agosín is an author, poet, and human rights activist known for her outspokenness for women's rights in Chile. Agosín was raised in Chile by Jewish parents, and her writings demonstrate a unique blending of Jewish and South American cultures. Her family moved to the United States to escape the horrors of the Pinochet takeover. Both her scholarship and her creative work focus on social justice, feminism, and remembrance. Agosín’s many awards include the Pura Belpré Award for I Lived on Butterfly Hill; the Letras de Oro Prize for her poetry, and a United Nations Leadership Award for Human Rights. She is currently a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College.

MU Sun Room | 7:00PM


Precious Knowledge Film Screening and Discussion | September 21, 2018

This film highlights the stories of students in the Mexican American Studies Program st Tuscon High Schools at the time the ethnic studies departments were being cut and/or defunded in Arizona. come and joing the conversation as we discuss the importance of ethnic studies in education.

Room 198 Parks Library | 6:00PM


Latino Family Visit Day| September 29, 2018

This is a visit day for prospective students and their families where they can access information about the application and enrollment process, financial aid, a campus resource fair and take a tour of campus. Throughout the day, sessions and events will be offered in Spanish. Registration Required.

Memorial Union |  8:00AM-3:00PM   

Sabor Latino | October 4, 2018

Enjoy a taste of Latin America in the dining centers!

West Side Marketplace (UDCC), Seasons, & Conversations Dining Centers | Lunch Hours


8th Annual Latinx Leadership Retreat | October 19 - 20, 2018

The Latinx Leadership Retreat is intended to help Latinx-identifying students at Iowa State find a sense of community on campus.  This two day retreat will  help improve your leadership and professional skills while you interact with other Latinx students and staff.  RSVP is required to attend.


The 2018 Latinx Heritage Month Events are sponsored by:

Latino/a Studies Program, ISU Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government), ISU Dining, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc., Latinx Student Initiatives, Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Union Board, University Library, and the Women's and Gender Studies Program.