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National Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15)

During this month, we honor the rich histories and contributions of Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/Chicana cultures and all of the individuals who hold these identities.

“Started in 1968 by Congress as Hispanic Heritage Week, it was expanded to a month in 1988. The celebration begins in the middle rather than the start of September because it coincides with national independence days in several Latin American countries: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica celebrate theirs on Sept. 15, followed by Mexico on Sept. 16, Chile on Sept. 18 and Belize on Sept. 21.” (Key facts about U.S. Latinos for National Hispanic Heritage Month [Pew Research article])


National Resources

Recommended Readings

Local Organizations


Poets and Writers

Latinx-Owned Businesses

OMA Resource Guide

Willamette University

Office of Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion

Renjen Center - York Hall
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.