Hispanic Heritage Celebration

In dedication to the Afro-Latinx community and the Black Lives Matter movement.

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.



Amplifying Afro-Latina Voices

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (via Zoom)

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In partnership with the Latina Network of West Michigan, this virtual event will highlight the lived experiences of Afro-Latinas in our West Michigan community.


Afro-Latinx Alumni Panel: Careers & Cultures

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (via Zoom)

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In partnership with the GVSU Career Center, we invite you to join us for a virtual discussion on Afro-Latinos/as/xs in the workforce. Panelists will discuss the intersections of their identities and career trajectory.


Lotería: Afro-Latinx Contributions

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Clock tower on Allendale campus

Through the traditional game of chance, known as Lotería, we will celebrate and highlight the contributions of our Afro-Latinx community. Lotería cards will be distributed at the clock tower on the Allendale campus.


Undocu-Black Voices

Thursday, October 22, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (via Zoom)

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This virtual discussion will center the intersections of being black and undocumented in the United States.


Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - Tuesday, November 3, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1240 Kirkhof Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs Lobby

Día de Muertos is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by the people of Mexican ancestry living in other places. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember those who have passed away, and help support their spiritual journey.

Day of the Dead


Previous Celebrations


Hispanic Heritage Celebration Contact

Adriana Almanza
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Grand Valley State University
Email: oma@gvsu.edu
Phone: (616) 331-2177