Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Hispanic Heritage Celebration is the celebration of the history, culture, traditions and contributions of the U.S. Latino/a/x and Hispanic communities. The celebration is recognized every September through October.
¡Presente y Adelante! A Time to Celebrate, Remember and Amplify Our Latinx Voices
Friday, September 15, 2023
Grand River Room, Kirkhof Center 12:00-1:00 P.M.
Keynote speaker Martha Villegas Miranda (ella/she/her) will be honoring the life and legacies of Latinx civil right leaders, discuss the rich history and vibrant culture of our comunidad, and close with an engaging call to action, un grito to start off the Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Grand Valley State University.
First Voice Generation
Thursday, September 21, 2023
2215/2216 Kirkhof Center 7:00-9:00 P.M.
Movie screening and panel discussion with the filmmaker Cynthia Martinez.
First Voice Generation follows the stories of three Latino high school students in Holland, Michigan, during an unprecedented global pandemic year. Each student struggles with their identity growing up in a historically Dutch community, feeling that they don't belong because they are children of Mexican immigrants. They each dream of being the first in their family to go college, but a year of challenges ensue with virtual learning, and the realization that the cost of affording college seems impossible
Pizza and beverages will be provided.
Dia de los Muertos
Thursday, November 2, 2023
1240 Kirkhof Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs