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Penn State Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

The Hispanic Heritage Month organizing committee at Penn State has prepared a range of events for the university's 2023 observances. A full schedule is available at https://sites.psu.edu/hispanicheritagemonth/2023-calendar/

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Anthony Orozco to Deliver Keynote Address for Hispanic Heritage Month on September 28th

Anthony Orozco, the Poet Laureate of Berks County and Director of Operations for Barrio Alegría, will deliver the opening keynote of Penn State's Hispanic Heritage Month observances. The event will take place at 6:00 pm on September 28, 2023 in Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library. For additional information, contact sandoval@psu.edu.

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Tianna Paschel speaks on Making and Unmaking Black Rights in Latin America

In February UC-Berkeley professor Tianna Paschel discussed the politics of blackness and rights in Colombia and Latin America generally.

Latina/os and U.S. Political Histories Statement

Penn State to host 2024 conference on “Latina/os and U.S. Political History”

Penn State’s Latina/o Studies Program requests proposals for papers that connect Latina/o/e/x history to central themes and turning points in U.S. political history broadly conceived. What are the big questions in Latina/o history that tie it to larger national political histories? How, in short, might scholars of Latinx history rewrite U.S. political history?

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Dolores Huerta At Penn State

Legendary labor organizer Dolores Huerta, cofounder with César Chávez of the United Farm Workers, gave the keynote address for Hispanic Heritage Month 2019 on Friday, September 27th and the following day inaugurated Penn State's annual Dolores Huerta Day of Service.

Welcome to Latina/o Studies!

Our mission is to promote a critical understanding of the historical and contemporary position of Latinas, Latinos, and Latinxs in the United States.

This goal is to be achieved through the following:

  • Undergraduate and graduate courses that foster an understanding of Latinas/os in the United States political system, economy, and culture.
  • Research and scholarship by faculty and students that contribute to our knowledge about the historical and contemporary experiences of Latinas/os.
  • Public programming and community outreach that raise awareness of issues that Latinas/os face and contributions they make in different arenas.

Our mission is to promote a critical understanding of the historical and contemporary position of Latinas, Latinos, and Latinxs in the United States.

This goal is to be achieved through the following:

  • Undergraduate and graduate courses that foster an understanding of Latinas/os in the United States political system, economy, and culture.
  • Research and scholarship by faculty and students that contribute to our knowledge about the historical and contemporary experiences of Latinas/os.
  • Public programming and community outreach that raise awareness of issues that Latinas/os face and contributions they make in different arenas.