A variety of programming and events are facilitated throughout the year by the Latino Resource Center, all programs and events details are available on our social media sites (see links to the right) and our calendar. Below is programming and events we facilitate every year.
Hispanic Heritage Month
This month recognizes the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino/a Americans to the United States. During this month-long observation, the Center celebrates the Hispanic/Latino/a heritage and culture through a variety of programming. The celebrations are bookended with September 15 marking the start and October 15 serving as the end; September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, with Mexico and Chile celebrating their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.
Latinidad is the brainchild of a small group of students in the spring of 2014. It is meant to explore the varying identities and lived experiences of the Latino/a experience both domestically and internationally, and across multiple identities including multiple racial/ethnic identities, class, gender, ability, culture, sexual orientation, spirituality, gender identity and more. Students can either send the LRC an e-mail for ideas for the spring 2016.
Dinner & Diálogo (Dialogue)
Dinner & Diálogo (Dialogue) is a speaker and discussion program framed with selected Latino/a authors throughout the year. Examples from the previous year include author and speaker Jennifer de Leon, author of Wise Latinas. Dinner is provided, and a Q/A discussion session is available with the selected speaker and author for members of the NEIU community.
Las Comadres is a womyn’s group focusing on the professional and community development of Latina students at NEIU. Students involved in Las Comadres will identify issues that impact participants’ personal and professional growth. The program consists of workshops, seminars, and meetings allowing participants to build Latina community and skill sets to attain post-baccalaureate options for employment and/or graduate school.