Latinx Heritage Month at Haverford
The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Alliance of Latin American Students (ALAS) is pleased to present Latinx Heritage Month (also referred to as National Hispanic Heritage Month or Latine Heritage Month), from September 15 through October 15.
Latinx Heritage Month highlights and celebrates the history and contributions of Latin Americans with ties to the Caribbean, the Americas (Central and South), and Mexico. More information.
Introduction of Latinx Heritage Month
Start of the Latinx Heritage Month Instagram Takeover
Horchata Lattes at the Coop and Library Café (through the entire month)
Movie Night: La Misma Luna ("Under the Same Moon"), Founders Green @ 8:00 p.m. (Popcorn provided!)
Feria Del Barrio en Filadelfia @ 12:00 – 3:00 p.m., for more information, see https://feriadelbarrio.org.
Latinx Book Drawing begins (Books are on display on the North Side of Lutnick Library), to submit entries go to bit.ly/LHMBookDraw.
Latinxs in the U.S., Professors Ariana Huberman and Lina Martinez-Hernandez of the Latin American, Iberian, and Latinx Studies Concentration, Gest 101 @ 4:30 p.m. (Refreshments served at 4:15 p.m.)
Listening to Water: Afro-Latinx Reflections from the Diaspora
Speaker: Rebeca L. Hey-Colón, Ph.D. (Haverford Class of 2005), Whitehead Campus Center, Room 313 @ 4:15 p.m., Register at bit.ly/LHMSpeakerForm.
Becoming Hispanic: The Production and Negotiation of Ethnoracial Identities in the U.S. Census, Professor Jennifer Leeman of George Mason University and Professor Ana Sanchez-Lopez of the Spanish Department, @ 2:30 p.m. on Zoom.
Taller Puertorriqueño (a Philadelphia-based nonprofit Latinx arts and culture organization with an art gallery and after-school programs for children and youth) Backpack Event & Meal, CPGC (former Café) @ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Backpacks will be delivered to local schools and Autana Authentic Venezuelan Food will be served after.)
Book Drawings (Remember to submit your entry form!)
For External Events in the Philadelphia area, see: https://www.esperanzaartscenter.us/tickets/subscriptions-and-packages/.
Compliments of Esparanza Arts Center.
A work of collaboration with:
The Alliance of Latin American Students (ALAS), Community Engagement Office, Coop, International Student Support Office, Latin American, Iberian, and Latinx Studies, Latinx Center Residents, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Spanish Department
Maria Reyes Pacheco
Hey y’all! I’m Maria Reyes Pacheco (she/her). My family and I are from La Paz, Bolivia, but I immigrated to Maryland when I was four. I am a history major, sociology minor, and Latinx studies concentrator. I am so grateful for the Latinx community here at Haverford and I enjoyed organizing the programming for this month. I’m also part of the Instagram takeover (#LHMatHaverford), and I will be sharing about Latinx clubs in the Bi-Co, and the history of Latinx students here at Haverford. Hope to see y'all at the events!
Hey everyone! My name is Rubi Rivas (she/her). I am a junior majoring in biology. I am on the board of the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS). I’m also an intern at the Center for Gender Resources and Sexual Education (GRASE) and the Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA). I am also a First-Generation, Low-Income Student Leader. In my free time, I love to be involved in theater, find fun workouts, and read.
Jorge Paz Reyes
Hello everyone! I’m Jorge Paz Reyes (he/him), and I’m a sophomore. I’m originally from Honduras, but I currently live in Queens, New York City. I’m interested in political science and biology, as well as Latin American Studies. This Latinx Heritage Month, I will be helping organize the party as well as sharing with you all what’s like to be a Latin American student at Haverford. I hope you all enjoy the content and Happy Latinx Heritage Month!!
Hi y’all! I’m Gabriella (she/her), and I am a sophomore. My family and I immigrated from Tamaulipas, Mexico when I was young and now live in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. I am a first-generation college student in my family! I also am passionate about the medical field and STEM:) This Latinx Heritage Month I will be posting playlists from Latinx artists every week! I might not know much about music, but I hope you can find a song that you might add to your personal playlists!
My name is Kevin Octavio Chabriel Medina, I’m a First-Gen Low-Income student and a Questbridge Match Scholar here at Haverford College. I’m from Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, and my biggest motivation is the liberation of Puerto Rico. I will be a double major in English and anthropology with a concentration in Latinx studies. Lastly, I focus my studies on the importance of safe spaces and how safe spaces are created within marginalized communities. I’m also the student facilitator for the speaker event.
Hey! I’m Mónica Mena Cordero, but you can just call me Mo (she/they)! I’m from San Juan, Puerto Rico, but I also lived a few years in Miami! I’m a sophomore interested in econ, Latin American studies, and Spanish! Currently, I am a board member of ALAS and I am helping with the speaker, Rebeca Hey-Colón! Hope you have a great time and see you at the speaker event!
Hey y’all, I’m Anthony Carrillo (he/him). I’m a junior chem major and physics/enviro double minor. My mom is from Jalisco, Mexico, and my dad is from Durango, Mexico, but I was born in Los Angeles, CA. I’m helping organize the speaker event and movie night for this month. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone!
Maria Reyes Torres
Hey everyone! My name is Maria Reyes Torres (she/her). I’m a junior environmental studies major and a growth and structure of cities Mmnor. I grew up in the Bronx, New York, and I currently live in North Jersey, also my family is from the Dominican Republic. On campus, I am a board member of ALAS and the Committee of Environmental Responsibility (CER). For Latinx Heritage Month, I have been creating graphics and posters to publicize the different events!
Yo, I’m Andrew Beltran. I’m a current junior biology major with a Spanish minor. My hometown is Tucson, Arizona. I’m a child of immigrants, with both parents hailing from Sinaloa, Mexico. Personally, I’m interested in learning about the health disparities that the Latine community faces and how to remedy them. On-campus, I’m a board member of ALAS and a resident of the new Latinx Center! I hope you all turn out for our events! :D<