2019 Events (more coming soon)
- Fiesta Cultural, Fiesta Cultural Kick-off Event, Friday, September 6, 5:30 -10 pm, Downtown Eugene (intersection of Broadway and Willamette), Fiesta Cultural is Lane County’s largest annual celebration of Latinx arts and culture, featuring over thirty events happening throughout Lane County September through December 2019
- Resistance as Power: A Curatorial Response to Under the Feet of Jesus, September 7, 2019 - Febuary 23, 2020, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
- Traditional Dress and Mexican Horseman or Charro Equipment Exhibit, Friday September 13, 5 - 8 pm, Springfield Museum
- Celebración de la Herencia Hispana & El Grito, Friday September 13, 5 - 8 pm, Springfield City Hall
- CLLAS Teach-In: Language and Poetry Resistance, October 9th 10am-11am, Knight Library Browsing Room
- CLLAS Latinx Heritage Month Poetry Slam by Melissa Lozada-Oliva, October 9th, 10-11am, 240C McKenzie Hall
- Resistance as Power: A Curatorial Response to Under the Feet of Jesus, Art Exibition at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. September 7th - February 23.
- Madre's Club, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. October 12, November 9 and December 14 from 2-3:30pm. Community art club for Spanish-speaking mothers who want to express their creativity and improve their art skills. Children are invited to come and create their own works of art.
- UO Common Reading Program: Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena María Viramontes, October 21 - 23, times and locations vary.
- Day of the Dead: Hanging Altars of Coatetelco and Other Expressions from Morelos, Wednesday, October 30, 5:30pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
- Dia de los Muertos Celebration, Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2 from 6-9pm at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
Yvette Alex-Assensoh, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, notes in her essay, The Equalizing Force of History, "History is a great equalizer. It cuts through rhetoric and propaganda with the mere presence of the truth. During these times where the people in the highest levels of politics and law enforcement are increasingly and vindictively targeting the Latinx community, celebrations like Latinx Heritage Month take on that much more significance...Read more
LatinX Heritage Month, or Hispanic Heritage month (official government designation) recognizes and honors the enduring contributions and importance of LatinX Americans to the U.S. and celebrates the many heritages and cultures of Americans from or with ancestors from Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain and Central and South America. The UO honors the culturally preferred and more appropriate term of LatinX Heritage Month and expands events through early November. The term “Latinx” relates to people of Latin American origin or descent and is used as a gender-neutral or non-binary alternative to Latino or Latina.
Hispanic Heritage month first began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson. It was expanded to cover a 30 day period by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 and is now officially September 15 to October 15. Mid-September was chosen because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
- Gallery Talk: Elsa Mora
- Flor y canto: Diego Rivera’s La ofrenda and Rufino Tamayo’s Perro aullando a la luna
- Power in Puerto Rico
- Cascadia Concert Opera presents: “Tango of the White Gardenia”
- Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America
- Black Latina The Play
- CLLAS Teach-in: Film and Activism with film director Peter Bratt
- CLLAS Dolores Film Screening & Discussion with film director Peter Bratt
- Día de los Muertos Celebration
- Oregon Composers Forum: Guest Artist Estelí Gomez
- Fiesta Cultural
LatinX Heritage Month 2017
Empowerment Through History: A Reflection on Latinx Heritage Month
by Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Yvette Alex-Assensoh. September 2017
History is never more valuable a guide than in times like these. It tells us where we’ve been and how we got here, and it reminds us of all we’ve accomplished and contributed along the way. History is power. In the midst of adversity, history reminds us that the real story is the resilience of the people; how so many brilliant and talented minds continue to thrive in spite of the efforts of craven politicians, overzealous law enforcement, and communities conditioned to fear them. As we celebrate Latinx Heritage Month, we honor the heroes and achievements of the past, as well as those making history now, both nationally and here in our UO campus community... read more
- FLOCK Party UO Fandangueros and Mariachi Zavala
- Now I Am Your Neighbor performance sponsored by Community Alliance of Lane County
- Aztlan Topializti Mural event
- An Evening with Maria Hinojosa: host of NPR’s Latino USA sponsored by Oregon Humanities Center
- Cuba Ocho art exhibit featuring contemporary Cuban art
- Diálogos art exhibit featuring artists from Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and the U.S.
- Club de arte para mamas (madres club): Community art club for Spanish speaking mothers
- Mochima: Venezuelan Folk Music Trio Sponsored by World Music Series with Oregon Humanities Center
- DREAMer Ally Training for Faculty and Staff (Registration Full)
- Communication, Communion, and Confrontation in Puerto Rican Art by Antonio Martorell sponsored by Teaching Engagement Program Community Grant
- Penelope’s Loom: A Creative Writing Workshop
- Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant Feat. José Antonio Vargas sponsored by Wayne Morse Center
- Día de los MuertosTown Hall with Jose Antonio Vargas
- Penelope’s Loom: A Public Reading
- Mírame bien: Portraits of Mexico by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Paul Strand, and Edward Weston
- Oregon’s Latinx Roots: Documenting the History of the Latinx Community in Oregon
- Lane Arts Council: Fiesta Cultural