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Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with CMSS
Schedule of Events
Salsa & Salsa Latinx Heritage Month Kick Off

Thursday, September 14, 2023 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | UREC 129
Join CMSS, The Honors College, and Madison Hispanic Caucus in kicking off Latinx Heritage Month at JMU! Salsa & Salsa is an opportunity to make and try different salsas (with chips!) and dance some salsa! Join faculty and students to celebrate Latinx culture and identity in the United States.
Learn more about Salsa & Salsa on the Event Calendar.


DEEP Impact Tabling

Friday, September 15, 2023 | Noon–2 p.m. | Warner Commons


Latinx Student Alliance: Heritage Month Opening Celebration

Friday, September 15, 2023 |  10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Warner Commons
Follow Latinx Student Alliance on Instagram for more information on the Heritage Month Opening Celebration.


Latinx Student Alliance: Spirit Rock

Starting Monday, September 18, 2023 | Festival Lawn
Come check out Latinx Student Alliance's design on the Spirit Rock for Latinx Heritage Month! 
Follow Latinx Student Alliance on Instagram for more information.


Latinx Faculty Panel and Lunch

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | SSC 1312, CMSS-SOGIE Suite
Come into the CMSS Latinx Student Lounge to hear from three Latinx professors at JMU. This panel and conversation will include a time to learn from faculty, engage in conversation, and share lunch together.
Learn more about the Latinx Faculty Panel and Lunch on the Event Calendar.


Latinx Student Alliance: Arrozito con Historia

Thursday, September 21, 2023 | 7–9 p.m. | SSC 1075
Follow Latinx Student Alliance on Instagram for more information on Arrozito con Historia.


DEEP Impact Dialogue: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 |  7 p.m. | SSC 1075
Come join the DEEP Impact Diversity Educators for a conversation for Hispanic Heritage Month!
Learn more about this DEEP Impact Dialogue event on the Event Calendar.


Latinx Student Alliance: Asado Familiar

Saturday, September 30, 2023 | 1–6 p.m. | UPARK Pavilion
Follow Latinx Student Alliance on Instagram for more information on Asado Familiar.


Latinx Keynote Speaker and Reception: Dr. Abel Chavez

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 | 6:30 p.m. | The Union Ballroom
Abel Chavez  is president of  Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. He is a first generation college student, and the son of Mexican immigrants. Dr. Chávez  completed his BS in Mechanical Engineering at University of Colorado Denver, an MBA from the University of Houston, and a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado, Denver. Before becoming president of OLLU, he was the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success at Western Colorado University.
Learn more about the Latinx Keynote Speaker event on the Event Calendar.


Crafting Commemorations: Dia de Los Muertos in the Shenandoah Valley

Thursday, October 5, 2023 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | The Union Ballroom
Join this community as we expand our conversations about how JMU can create and support spaces that are authentic and respectful to honor Día de los Muertos in our communities.
Learn more about the Crafting Commemorations event on the JMU Libraries event page.


Latinx Student Alliance: Spirit Week

Monday, September 11, 2023 | Wear your jerseys

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 | Dress up as your favorite Latinx celebrity

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 | Vaquero Day

Thursday, September 14, 2023 | Loteria Day

Friday, September 15, 2023 |  Show your pride! Wear your colors!


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