Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month With Us

Posted on: September 27, 2021

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:


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

Local Events

JMU LAXC (Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies) is featuring a great lineup of events this month, including the Hispanic Film Festival at Court Square Theater, a faculty/staff porch party at Pale Fire Brewing Company with AAAD, D.E.E.P. Impact Dialogues from the Center for Multicultural Student Services, live film screenings, and more.

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

You’re not alone! Check out this recent 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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