Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month With Us

Posted on: September 15, 2022

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), join us in celebrating the contributions of Latinx and Hispanic communities around the world by learning more about Hispanic and Latinx history, identity, and resilience and engaging in local events.

Movies to Watch

Check out the Hispanic American film collection of 129 streaming videos in Kanopy – an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films, available to you for free as a member of the JMU community. Top-rated movies include:

previews of three movies in Kanopy

Check out the entire Hispanic American video collection or browse all 30,000 titles in Kanopy.

Local Events

Register by September 16 to join the inaugural Somos JMU Latinx Conference hosted by the College of Arts & Letters and the Madison Hispanic CaucusCollaborations Across the Commonwealth will bring Latino/a/x Virginia stakeholders together to network and share calls for action. The in-person conference will be Friday, October 28, in the Festival Conference & Student Center.

JMU CMSS (Center for Multicultural Student Services) is also featuring several events this month. You can find more information by following JMU CMSS (@jmucmss) and Latinx Student Alliance (@jmu_lsa) on Instagram or by getting to know the Madison Hispanic Caucus.

Hispanic Heritage in Our Collections

Curious About the Terms “Hispanic” and “Latinx”?

Check out this Code Switch podcast or this NPR article or Pew Research report to learn more.

Join the National Celebration

Visit hispanicheritagemonth.gov to learn about even more ways to celebrate, learn, and connect during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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