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Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month: La Diversidad Nos Define

¡Bienvenidos a la página web de la Universidad de Temple dedicada a la celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana!  El Mes de la Herencia Hispana honra a las historias, culturas y contribuciones de los miembros de nuestras comunidades hispanas y latinx.    

Welcome to the Temple Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month’s website! From September 15th through October 15th, the College of Liberal Arts will team with several other Temple campus partners for a university-wide celebration of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month. This year’s events will not only honor the history and contributions of the Latinx/Hispanic communities but also recognize its diverse range of cultures. 

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Hiram Aldarondo, Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
College of Liberal Arts

Scroll through to see our 25 events and celebrate with us all month long! You can also view and download the full schedule of the month long events. (PDF) 

Event Series

September 15
Race, Identity, and History of Latinos in the United States
Speakers: Milagros Denis-RosarioJohnny IrizarryCésar CabezasEmma Restrepo, and Harvey Neptune 
Location: Mazur Hall; Room 007
Time: 2:00 PM
Registration Link
Sponsors: Hosted by the Center for the Humanities at Temple (CHAT) and the Latin American Studies Program. Co-sponsored by: College of Education and Human Development, Department of History, Department of Philosophy, Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Lew Klein College of Media and Communication’s Latino Initiative

September 16 
Upward Mobility in Latinx Communities
Speakers: Jennifer Morton (University of Pennsylvania) and Jody Agius Vallejo (University of Southern California); Moderated by Laura A. Orrico (Department of Sociology)
Location: Gladfelter Hall; 10th Floor
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsors: Public Policy Lab

September 19
Borderland Circuitry: Immigration Surveillance in the United States and Beyond
Speakers: Dr. Ana Muñiz (Author)
Location: Gladfelter Hall; Room 914
Time: 4:30 PM
Sponsors: Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy

September 20
Latin America in Global Studies: An Alumni Panel
Speakers:​​​​​​ Sarah Bernal, Kira Halma, Saskia Kercy, Rose Peterschmidt, Alex Voisine
Location: Gladfelter Hall; Room 914
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sponsors: Global Studies

September 22
Coffee with authors José Ramón Velasco and Taty Hernández
Speakers: José Ramón Velasco and Taty Hernández; Moderated by Norma Corrales-Martin
Location: Mazur Hall; Room 821
Time: 5:00 PM
Sponsors: PHL Latin Book Fair and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

September 22
Outside Community Film Screening: “The Book of Life”- Film Screening
Location: Mazur Hall; Room 007
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sponsors: College of Liberal Arts, The Philadelphia Film Society, Silent Philly, The Spanish Club, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

September 23
Latin American Book Fair
Location: Love Park
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sponsors: PHL Latin American Book Fair

September 26
Diversity Dialogues
Location: Medical Education and Research Building; Room 341 
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sponsors: Latino Medical Student Association, Office of Health, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

September 26
Capoeira Dance Performance
Location: Mazur Hall; Outside Terrace
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Sponsors: Latin American Studies, The Center for Humanities at Temple and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

September 28
The Future of Latino Professionals: A Discussion with Damien Rivera (this event will be followed by a networking reception)
Speaker: Damian Rivera (CEO, Association of Latino Professionals for America [ALPFA])
Location: Fox MBA Commons
Time: 5:00 PM
Registration Link
Sponsors: Fox School of Business and the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, DEI Council & the Center for Ethics, Diversity, and Workplace Culture

September 29
Nonfiction Film, Ethnography, and Power Dynamics: Documenting Daily Life with Latin American Workers
Speakers: Claudia Zamora-Valencia (PhD Student in Anthropology) and Dr. Jennifer Lee (Associate Professor of Law, Director of the Social Justice Lawyering Clinic at the Sheller Center for Social Justice)
Location: Klein Law Building; Room 1E
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Sponsors: Beasley School of Law and Latin American Studies (Latinex Testimonies Series)

September 29
At Peace in the Corn: The Life and Times of Magdalena Gonzalez during Guatemala’s Armed Conflict (1960-1996)
Speakers: Professor W. George Lovell (FRSC, Professor of Geography, Queen's University [Canada] & Universidad Pablo de Olavide [Spain])
Location: Mazur Hall; Room 821
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sponsors: Department of Spanish and Portuguese

October 4
Latinx in the Law
Speakers: Alicia Anguiano (Deputy Director, Justice at Work), Andria Bibiloni (Staff Attorney/Independence Foundation Fellow, Philadelphia Legal Assistance), Stephanie Costa (Staff Attorney, HIAS Pennsylvania), Brenda Marrero (Executive Director, Public Interest Law Center), Anu Thomas (Executive Director, Esperanza Immigration Legal Services), Jaya Ramji-Nogales (MOD - Associate Dean for Research/I. Herman Research Professor)
Location: Klein Law Building; Room 1E
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sponsors: Latin American Studies and the Beasley School of Law

October 5
‘It’s that time of the year again!’ Unpacking identity categories during Hispanic Heritage Month
Speakers: Dr. Salvador Vidal-Ortiz (American University)
Location: Howard Gittis Student Center; Room 200B
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Two times are available for the presentation)
Sponsors: Department of Sociology

October 6
University College IDEA Committee Lunch and Learn
Speakers: Elvita Quinones (DEI Champion & President of the Philadelphia chapter of ALPFA)
Location: Virtual - Zoom; Passcode (151794)
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sponsors: University College
Elvita will be sharing details about her work with students (within and outside of Temple University) and her continued DEI work in Philadelphia. ALPFA is the Association of Latino Professionals for America. Questions are encouraged!

October 6
Latinx Art: Representation, Exhibitions, and Institutions
Speakers: Dr. Marcela Guerrero (Jennifer Rubio Associate Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City)
Location: Tyler School of Art and Architecture; Room ARCH 104
Time: 6:00 PM
Sponsors: Tyler School of Art and Architecture and the College of Liberal Arts

October 7
Group Position Theory, White Supremacy, and Racial Justice
Speakers: Grant Silva (Marquette University)
Location: Gladfelter Hall, Room 914
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sponsors: Department of Philosophy

October 7 & 8
Politics of Authenticity: Discourses and Practices of Resilience
Location: Mazur Hall; Room 821
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sponsors: Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the College of Liberal Arts

October 10
Can More Democracy Save Democracy? Understanding the Effects of Participatory Institutions on Citizens’ Perceptions of Democracy in Latin America
Speakers: Jared Abbott (Princeton University)
Location: Gladfelter Hall; Room 413
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Sponsors: Department of Political Science

October 11
Esencia Latina Dance Performance & Class
Location: Howard Gittis Student Center; Room 223
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sponsors: Esencia Latina and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

October 12
How to Study the Conquest in the 21st Century
Speakers: Laura Matthew (Marquette University) and Camilla Townsend (Rutgers)
Location: Gladfelter Hall; Room 914
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsors: Latin American Studies and the History Department

October 13
A Conversation with Author Carmen Maria Machado
Speakers: Carmen Maria Machado, Moderated by Liz Moore
Location: Charles Library Event Space
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsors: Temple Libraries, Intellectual Heritage and the College of Liberal Arts

October 13
‘Quererse Negra’ (Loving Yourself Black): Gender, Race, and Economies of Interiority by Mayra Santos-Febres

Speakers: Mayra Santos-Febres (University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras Campus)
Location: Mazur Hall; Room 1221
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Registration Link
Sponsors: Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Global Studies, Department of English, Department of Africology and African American Studies, Honors Program, and the Beasley School of Law

October 13
¡Fenomenal! Rompeforma 1989-1996 - Film Screening

Location: Conwell Dance Theater, 1801 N. Broad St, 5th floor
Time: 5:45 PM
Sponsor: Ester Boyer College of Music and Dance and Department of Dance
Contact Merian Soto with any questions.
Join us for a preview of the documentary on the celebrated Latinx dance and performance festival in Puerto Rico, featuring seminal performances from the '80s and '90s.  Screening will be followed by a round table discussion with directors Merián Soto and Viveca Vázquez, author Mayra Santos Febres, and video artist Laura Sofía Pérez.

October 14
Honoring the Legacy of Jesús Martín-Barbero

Location: Charles Library Event Space
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Speakers: Nick Couldry (London School of Economics), Marwan Kraidy (Northwestern University [Qatar]), Amparo Marroquín Parducci (Central American University), and Omar Rincón (University of the Andes)
Sponsor: Klein College of Media and Communication
Contact Brian Creech with any questions.