Join us as we celebrate Latinx/a/o Heritage Month! This year's events will be in hybrid format (in-person and virtual). Contact Valentina Gamboa-Turner at v-gamboa-turner@neiu.edu with any questions.

Latinx/a/o Heritage Month Programming

Familia Game Night 

3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14

Location: Angelina Pedroso Center

Sponsored by the Alpha Psi Lambda. Enjoy free fun games and snacks and get to know your peers.

Office of Partnerships & Public Engagement HSI Capacity Building Summit 

Noon-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15-16

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Partnerships & Public Engagement (OPPE) is hosting a two half-day Symposium on Federal Programs and Resources for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) with an emphasis on building capacity, workforce, and educational development. The HSI community and partnering stakeholders are invited to hear from departmental leadership, program officers, and project coordinators about a variety of federal funding sources offered at USDA and other partnering federal agencies aimed to assist institutions in building capacity to serve stakeholders

Jackbox TV Games

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15

Location: Via Zoom (Meeting ID: 382 107 4240; Passcode: v4EDT)

Sponsored by the Alpha Psi Lambda. Enjoy free fun games get to know your peers.

Sister Talk Kick-off

3-4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15

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Sister Talk is a group for self identified women of color and femme people of color. The space welcomes those still exploring these identities. Students in Sister Talk will identify issues, topics and resources that will influence their personal and academic growth at NEIU. The program consists of  workshops, discussions and seminars that allow participants to build community with other women. 

LHM Celebration Kick-Off: We Belong; Explore Our Community

3-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16

Location: In Person/University Commons

Join us as  we explore Latinx cultures represented on campus and in our community. Participate in trivia about various Latinx communities, win prizes, meet students, staff and faculty committed to supporting you at NEIU.

La Copa Soccer Tournament

9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 18

Location: In person at the Physical Education Complex soccer field 

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The fields will be outdoors and shortened with smaller goals. Teams will be 7 vs. 7, which includes the keeper. We will assign players to teams to evenly distribute age, gender, and skill level. The goal for the tournament is to have fun! There will be a total of five teams. Team members will each get a t-shirt representing their team. Each team will play each other once, thus each team will play a total of four times. The games will last 20 minutes, divided into two 10‐minute halves. 

The Realities of Latin America: Columbia

3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22

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This popular education speaker series will explore how U.S. policies impact immigration, the environment and our local and global economies. We will engage the NEIU community with critical histories and current issues, as well as opportunities for civic engagement and international allyship.

Latino Suburban Integration: A Step Forward or Side-Ward?

6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22

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At the turn of the 21st century, the growth of the Latino population was heralded as the group's entrance into the U.S. mainstream. Twenty years later the promise seems to fizzle for many Latin@ suburban residents. This presentation, based on federally-funded research by Dr. Victor Ortiz, explores factors and dimensions of these processes in a middle class Chicago suburb.

Carrera Speaker Series: Latin@xs in Corporate Social Justice

3-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 

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Unlearning Resiliencia

5-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23

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Renowned undocumented immigrant advocate, higher education leader, and entrepreneur Laura Bohorquez will delve into the meaning of "unlearning resilience." Undocumented immigrants, and especially, undocumented youth, are expected to be resilient and are praised for their resilience by their "allies." Resilience has become a burden that deeply affects the mental and physical health of those expected to "work harder than others." Join our discussion and learn how to "unlearn resilience."

The Realities of Latin America: Honduras

3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29

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This popular education speaker series will explore how U.S. policies impact immigration, the environment and our local and global economies. We will engage the NEIU community with critical histories, current issues as well as opportunities for civic engagement and international allyship.     

The Realities of Latin America: Cuba

3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 

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This popular education speaker series will explore how U.S. policies impact: immigration, the environment and our local and global economies. We will  engage the NEIU community with critical histories, current issues as well as opportunities for civic engagement and international allyship.

Im/migrant Woman = Abundance = Entrepreneurship

5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6

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Renowned undocumented immigrant advocate, higher education leader, and entrepreneur Laura Bohorquez will talk about her experience as an immigrant woman-identified Latinx who has found empowerment through entrepreneurship despite the barriers that exist among minoritized communities.

Latinx closing: Proyecto Pa'Lante 50th Year Series of Events

5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14
Location: Zoom

Let’s celebrate cultura as guest artists, scholars and cultural activist share more with us about how culture has been formative in their live and conceptualize what is next for our community.

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An Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs Signature Event.