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.

2023 Hispanic Heritage Events

¡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.

¡Presente y Adelante! A Time to Celebrate, Remember and Amplify Our Latinx Voices

First Voice Generation film

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.

Blood Drive

Thursday, October 19, 2023

2215/2216 Kirkhof Center 10:00AM-3:00PM

Help with the need for blood donations!

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Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

Thursday, November 2, 2023

1240 Kirkhof Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs

Previous Celebrations

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Contact

Thalia Guerra-Flores
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Grand Valley State University
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (616) 331-2177

Page last modified September 20, 2023