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.
Chambers, S.C., & Chasteen, J.C. (2010). Latin American Independence: An Anthology of Sources. Indianapolis: Hackett Pub. Co.
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.
Tobar, H. (2006). Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-speaking United States. New York: Riverhead Books.
Beltrán, C. (2010). The Trouble with Unity: Latino Politics and the Creation of Identity. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Día de los Muertos: November 1, 2016
5:00 p.m., Visual and Public Art
Annual event with face painting, etc.
Gonzalez, R.J., & Santiago, C. (2005). El Corazón De La Muerte: Altars and Offerings for Days of the Dead. Berkeley, Calif.: Heyday Books.
Haley, S. , & Fukuda, C. (2004). The Day of the Dead: When Two Worlds Meet in Oaxaca. New York: Berghahn Books.