Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

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Article by Sophia Kumar <sokumar@ursinus.edu>

Every year from September 15th-October 15th people across America celebrate Hispanic/Latinx heritage month. It is a time to celebrate the many cultures, achievements, and people of the Hispanic/Latinx community. Ursinus is no exception! ALMA, the Association of Latinx Motivated to Achieve, and the Institute for Inclusion and Equity are hosting a wide range of events to help us celebrate.

This includes a book club, a salsa workshop, and Dia De Los Muertos skull painting! The president of ALMA, Giselle Esquivel ‘24, says that “Hispanic/LatinX Heritage month is a time for us to be proud of our heritage and remember those before us. It is a month filled with celebrations, life, color, and beauty. As members of the hispanic/LatinX community ourselves, we feel seen and heard. We are more than happy to be part of such a strong and determined community!” ALMA as well as the IIE strive to bring cultural awareness to the Ursinus community. 

Take advantage of these opportunities to learn more about Hispanic/ Latinx heritage month by going to Hora de Cafe with one of Ursinus’s modern language professors Dr. Xochitl Shuru October 6th or the Cemanahuac Canyelistli Azteca Dance Exhibition in Lenfest theater on October 9th. Make sure to stop by Student Engagement’s Pastelitos pop up at 12pm on October 6th to enjoy some tasty pastries! And definitely don’t miss ALMA Latin Night in Lower Wismer at 8pm on October 20th! This is their big celebration to end the month of events that will have music, food, and dancing! Latin night is an annual celebration that helps ALMA share their cultures with their Ursinus family. Esquivel shared that through these events ALMA wants students to know, “We are truly all different yet united by the love of music, food, and dance. We cannot wait for everyone to join us at our events and share the joy we are feeling during this festive month!” Join ALMA in celebrating the Hispanic/Latinx heritage month this month by learning something new, having some fun, and uplifting the Hispanic/Latinx voices in our community.