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Latinx Heritage Month (LHM) Calendar of Events

Join us in commemorating Latinx Heritage Month (LHM). Check out the events below and take part in this year's theme: "Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope".

September 15 - October 29 | CLS/MECHA Spotlight Series

CLS MEChA LHM Spotlight Series launch post

The CLS/MECHA Spotlight Series is a collaboration for the UCSD Latinx Heritage Month. CLS and MEChA are highlighting a UCSD Faculty, Staff, or Student each of the 45 days of the Lartinx Heritage Month. The Series celebrates and recognizes the "Powerful People" that make up our diverse Latinx Community.

Check the UCSD Institute of Arts and Humanities Instagram page each day for a new post!

Click here

October 2 | Latinx Heritage Night Soccer Game


Commemorate Latinx Heritage Night with the UCSD Men's Soccer team as they play against the Cal State Fullerton Titans!

**Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours required for all guests 6 years and older. Masks required in venue for all guests 3 and older.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Triton Soccer Stadium

Or watch live here on ESPN+

October 5 | Changing the Face of Medicine: A Conversation Dr. Elena Rios


Dr. Elena Rios will share her journey in medicine and the efforts to improve pipelines for young Latinx students to enter and thrive in the medical field. Dr. Rios is president and founder of the of the National Hispanic Medical Association, representing the interests of Latinx physician’s across the country.

Time: 6-7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Webinar: 826 2460 4249 (Passcode: Diversity)

For more information contact Ramon A. Hernandez

October 6 | Esperanza y Fuerza: A Gallery of Hope and Strength


Join us for a day-long celebration of your accomplishments thus far and accomplishments to come. In celebration of LatinX Heritage Month, the Triton Transfer Hub will convert itself into a gallery for you to share your points of pride, achievements, and goals.

Join us online or in-person. Appetizers provided.

In-Person Location: Transfer Hub (1st Floor of the Biomedical Sciences Building

Virtual Exhibit link:

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For more information contact Jackie Duerr

October 7 | Drag Lotería with the Raza Resource Centro

Drag Loteria Flyer

Join the Raza Resource Centro for an Open House where students can learn about our services and meet the staff, we will be playing Loteria - the traditional Latin American game of chance, hosted by two local drag performers Raquelita and Barbie Q.

Date: October 7, 2021

Location: Matthew's Quad

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

For more information contact Gerardo Arellano

October 12 | Tell Me a Story: Cultura y Esperanza


As a part of UC San Diego’s commemoration of Latinx Heritage Month, John Muir College is producing a curated afternoon of personal expressions focused on Heritage and Hope. “Tell Me a Story: Cultura y Esperanza.” The program will feature the voices of poet Sinai Cota, students, and faculty. Contributors share about piece(s) of their Latinx heritage, how it gives them hope or what they hope for. “Tell Me a Story” will fill the Quad outside of the Middle of Muir (M.O.M).

To submit your story, fill out the following form by midnight on Thursday, October 7th. Format and length may vary

Submission form: Here

Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Location: MOM's Cafe (Muir Woods Coffee Shop)

For more information contact Claudia Pena

October 13 – 29 | Dia de los Muertos Service Project with the Chicanx Latinx Alumni Council

In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, the Chicanx Latinx Alumni Council (CLAC) has coordinated an opportunity for the UC San Diego community to assist with preparations for the ARTS (A Reason To Survive) altar and community altar for the National City Dia de los Muertos Celebration on Friday, November 5. Participants will use a video tutorial to create crafts that will be displayed at the event. Let us know if you’re interested through the form below. Details will be sent to registrants about supplies needed (provided if needed!), the video tutorial, and project drop-off locations. All projects will need to be dropped off by Friday, October 29. This is a fun way to get the whole family involved and everyone in the mood for Dia de los Muertos!

The National City Dia de los Muertos Celebration will be the afternoon/evening of Friday, November 5, Kimball Park, E 12th St, National City. CLAC will host a table at the celebration to share UC San Diego with the community. Let us know in the form if you can join us!

Sign up: Here

Please email Jenelle Dean '05 with questions.

October 14 | Latinx Student Org Fair


The Latinx Student Organization Fair will showcase student groups whose purpose highlights issues, interests, and topics surrounding the Latinx community. This fair will allow students to meet other like minded students, build community, and expose the greater UC San Diego community to various student organizations.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Library Walk

Sign your org up for a tabling space: Here

For more information contact Kelley Kozlowski

October 14 | La Santa Cecilia Concert

La Santa Cecilia Flier

Join ArtPower for a concert featuring La Santa Cecilia, free to UCSD affiliates. Named after the patron saint of music, La Santa Cecilia sings with a captivating voice about love, loss, and everyday struggles in both English and Spanish. The band has become the voice of a new bicultural generation in the US and Mexico, fully immersed in modern music, but always close to their Latin American influences and Mexican heritage.

Concert: 8-9:30 p.m. at Matthew's Quad

Tickets: Here

Facebook Event Link: Here

Attendees must follow outdoor covid protocols as detailed in the Return to Learn plan found here.

For more information contact Jordan Peimer

October 14 | Conversation with Marisol and Provost K Wayne Yang


Join Provost K Wayne Yang for an in-depth and intimate conversation with Marisol Hernandez of La Santa Cecilia.

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Registration: Here

For more information contact Jordan Peimer

October 18 | Food Justice and Community Health with The Kitchenistas of National City


Join the Kitchenistas of National City for an in-depth panel discussion. The Kitchenistas is a passionate group of women from National City advocating for healthy food traditions to change communities and transform lives in San Diego. Registrants will receive a link to view the documentary before the event featuring local women who have participated in the program and who were featured in the documentary.

Time: 6-7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Register: Here

For more information contact Katherine Levy

October 21 | CLSA Latinx Heritage Month Movie Night


Join CLSA as we host a showing of Disney/Pixar's Coco in honor of Latinx Heritage Month. Seating is limited. Attendees are encouraged to join us early for community building and stay after for a debrief of the film.

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Muir Lawn

For more information contact Mario Garibay

October 23 | Triton Tailgate Concert Featuring Ozomatli and Soccer Game

Triton Tailgate Concert and Soccer Game

Join us for the Triton Tailgate Concert, featuring live and virtual entertainment, great music, food and games. We’ll turn it up for our special featured guest, Ozomatli—a high-energy, six-piece band with a dynamic sound infused with Latin, hip hop and rock. We invite you to stretch out, eat, play and maybe even dance it up with fellow Tritons. It’s the perfect time to reconnect with friends and enjoy a night of Triton fun.

Prior to the concert, get your Triton spirit on with the UC San Diego Men’s Soccer Team as their first NCAA Division I season reaches fever pitch! Cheer them on as they square off against Big West Conference foe CSU Bakersfield for a finale game on home turf.

Time: 5-9:30 p.m.

To See Prices and Buy Tickets: Click Here

Location: Soccer Game - Triton Soccer Stadium

Location 2: Triton Tailgate Concert - RIMAC Field

For more information contact the Alumni Office

October 27 | Commemoration Event Featuring Rosa Clemente


Join us for the Latinx Heritage Month Commemoration event featuring keynote speaker Rosa Clemente!

Rosa Alicia Clemente is an award-winning organizer, speaker, political commentator, producer, independent journalist, scholar-activist and former vice presidential candidate. A leading voice of her generation, the Bronx-born Black-Puerto Rican is frequently sought out for her insight and commentary on Afro-Latinx identity, Black and Latinx liberation movements, police violence, colonialism in Puerto Rico, hip-hop feminism, third-party politics and more. In 2008, Clemente made herstory when she became the first Afro-Latina to run for vice president of the United States on the Green Party ticket.

Simultaneous Spanish translation will be available.

Time: 12-1:30 p.m.

Register: Here

Location: Zoom

For more information contact Maddy Agamata

October 27 | A Conversation With Rosa Clemente (Students Only)


Join us for an in-depth conversation with journalist, political commentator, and scholar-activist Rosa Clemente. This panel will feature Professor José I. Fusté from the Ethnic Studies Department, Claudia Martinez, Asst. Director of the Raza Resource Centro, and Jay Rice, Asst. Director or the Black Resource Center as well as two current students.

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. PDT

Location: Zoom

Register: Here

For more information contact Maddy Agamata

October 28 | Dance Camera West Film Series


One of the world’s leading dance film festivals, the Los Angeles based Dance Camera West teams up with Mexico City’s Screendance festival MOVIMIENTO EN MOVIMIENTO to present a program featuring contemporary dance films from Argentina, Columbia, Cuba, Ecuador, and Mexico tell moving stories from both traditional and contemporary cultures.

This film screening will be followed by a Q&A with Dance Camera West’s Executive/Artistic director Kelly Hargraves and selected directors from the film, moderated by ArtPower Executive Director Jordan Peimer.

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Zoom

For more info and tickets click here

October 28 | Gamma Zeta Alpha: Latinx Representation in Our Community

Gamma Zeta Alpha would like to invite you to a showcase of a few of our community projects that have allowed us to participate in many different events in San Diego. Some examples include our participation with Border Angels, collecting toy donations for detained immigrant children, as well as volunteering for an event at Chicano Park.

Time: 4-5 p.m.

Location: Library Walk

For more information contact Michael Angelo Hernandez