Chican@/Latin@ Heritage Month 2016

National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 and recognizes the contributions of Latinos to U.S. culture. CSUMB celebrates by hosting Chican@/Latin@ Heritage Month events, some of which are listed here along with library resources on related topics.

Fiestas Patrias: September 16, 2016

4:00 p.m., Student Center, East Lounge

This event features eight Latin American countries that gained independence in the months of August and September.

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Chambers, S.C., & Chasteen, J.C. (2010). Latin American Independence: An Anthology of Sources. Indianapolis: Hackett Pub. Co.

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Chasteen, J. (2008). Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for Independence. New York: Oxford University Press.

La Identidad Latina: October 6, 2016

6:00 p.m., Student Center, West Lounge

A panel of faculty and community members explores identities within the Latino community.

Día de los Muertos: November 1, 2016

5:00 p.m., Visual and Public Art

Annual event with face painting, etc.

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Gonzalez, R.J., & Santiago, C. (2005). El Corazón De La Muerte: Altars and Offerings for Days of the Dead. Berkeley, Calif.: Heyday Books.

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Haley, S. , & Fukuda, C. (2004). The Day of the Dead: When Two Worlds Meet in Oaxaca. New York: Berghahn Books.