Latinx/a/o Heritage Month Calendar of Events

Join us as we celebrate Latinx/a/o Heritage Month! All events will take place virtually via Zoom. Contact Valentina Gamboa-Turner at v-gamboa-turner@neiu.edu with any questions.

Latinx/a/o Virtual Library Display

All month beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15.

The NEIU Libraries will feature a virtual book display celebrating the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the Latinx community. 

HACU National Internship Program Info Session

3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15
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The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) offers students a variety of opportunities to allow you to graduate with career experience. Facilitated by Shannon Sibel, Career Development.

In Conversation with Juan Gonzalez: Past, Present and Future of Liberation Work

An Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs, Latinx/a/o Kick-Off Signature Event.

5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.16
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Juan Gonzalez is one of the country's best-known Latino journalists as well as a founding member of the Young Lords, New York Chapter. As a co-host of  Democracy Now! and author of "Harvest of Empire," "News for All the People" and "Reclaiming Gotham," he utilizes his voice to highlight critical issues impacting our community.

We will live stream the event via our Facebook page as well. 

Employer Diversity Virtual Series: Campbell's Soup Company

3-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17
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Passcode: 105281

Career Development is featuring the inaugural Employer Diversity Virtual Series for the Fall 2020 semester. The virtual series will highlight locally and nationally-known companies that are not only seeking to hire for their on-site and remote career and internship opportunities but also intentional about their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts within their organization in various ways. Facilitated by Lynette Correa-Velez, Career Development.

The Reality of Latin America: Venezuela, Colombia and Cuba

1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23
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This popular education series will explore how U.S. policies impact immigration, the environment and our local and global economies. Facilitated by Coalición Chicago En Solidaridad Con Latino America (CCESLA).

Carreras Speaker Virtual Series: Latin@xs in Corporate Social Justice

3-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24
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Passcode: 105281

Career Development is proud to announce the inaugural Carreras Speaker Virtual Series. NEIU students and community can network with a panel of prestigious and diverse professionals. Facilitated by Lynette Correa-Velez, Career Development.

HACU National Internship Program Info Session

3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29
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The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) offers students a variety of opportunities to allow you to graduate with career experience. Facilitated by Shannon Sibel, Career Development.

The Reality of Latin America: Bolivia and Honduras

1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30
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This popular education series will explore how U.S. policies impact: immigration, the environment and our local and global economies. Facilitated by Coalición Chicago En Solidaridad Con Latino America (CCESLA).

Latinidad y Educación en Chicago: 50 years of grassroots activism for public school policy

Noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1
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The workshop will cover community grassroots activism and its influence on public educational policy within the Latino community of Chicago. It will also highlight neo-liberal public school policies throughout the decades and how it drastically changed the public school landscape. Facilitated by Dr. Gabriel Cortez, ENLACE.

Let’s Talk Machismo 

3-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1
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This presentation will discuss machismo, its history in Latin America, and ways in which it has influenced Latinxs in the United States. Facilitated by Mujeres Latinas en Accion.

HACU National Internship Program Info Session

5-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1
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The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) offers students a variety of opportunities to allow you to graduate with career experience. Facilitated by Shannon Sibel, Career Development.

Healing and Solidarity Work: Within the Black and Latinx Communities

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

6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6
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This workshop will explore the historical implications of colonization and engineered conflict among Black and Latinx communities and engage strategies toward solidarity work and healing. 

The Reality of Latin America: Chile-Mexico

1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7
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This popular education series will explore how U.S. policies impact: immigration, the environment and our local and global economies. Facilitated by Coalición Chicago En Solidaridad Con Latino America (CCESLA).

Carreras Speaker Virtual Series: Afro-Latinas in executive leadership

3-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8
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Career Development is proud to announce the inaugural Carreras Speaker Virtual Series. NEIU students and community can network with a prestigious panel of diverse professionals. Facilitated by Lynette Correa-Velez, Career Development.

La Cultura Cura! Latino/a/x Heritage Month Closing Ceremony 

2-4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15
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Let’s celebrate cultura, guest artists, scholars and cultural activist will share with us more about how culture has been formative in their life and conceptualize what is next for our community.

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