USC events to kick off Latinx/e Heritage Month

Prepare your month with hosted events on campus

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This Latinx/e Heritage Month there are tons of events open to USC students, from workshops hosted by the libraries to events planned by Visions and Voices. Here’s your comprehensive list of events to embrace your heritage this month:

This year’s kick off event will be taking place from 12-2 p.m. virtually. Faculty, staff and students will be sharing remarks in line with this month’s theme “Unidad, Prosperidad y Cultura” (Unity, Prosperity & Culture). Join on your own via a zoom link or you can head over to Tommy’s Place at the TCC and join the watch party hosted by LA CASA. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Be sure to sign up to start your month off right!

RSVP Here: https://engage.usc.edu/Lacasa/feeds?type=event&type_id=391754&tab=details

When: September 19th, 1-2 p.m.

Where: LIPA B33

Do you want to learn more about Latinx representation in numbers and the census affects the community? Eimmy Solis’ Latinx in Media workshop is perfect for you! Solis will be exploring how Latinx people have been included and excluded from the Census by taking a look at its data and government documents to learn of the Census’s impact on the Latinx community.

RSVP Here: https://libcal.usc.edu/event/11105825

When: September 21st, 10-11 a.m.

Where: LIPA B33

Perhaps the census intrigues you, but you want to learn more about Los Angeles, and how Latinx people are represented here. Lucky for you, Andy Rutkowski will be leading a workshop on how the Census impacts Latinx people within Los Angeles, and the history of the community within the city.

RSVP Here: https://libcal.usc.edu/event/11105822

When: September 22nd, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Sonoritas DTLA

Hosted by alumni associations from USC, UCLA, Stanford, and Berkeley, join your fellow Latinos for a night of celebration at Sonoritas DTLA! This is a perfect opportunity to network as well as find community amongst other Latinx/es in higher education. Food and drinks are available at a personal cost.

RSVP Here: https://alumni.ucla.edu/event/hispanic-heritage-month-celebration-with-ucla-usc-stanford/

When: October 5th, 10-11 a.m.

Where: LIPA B33

You can’t exist in Los Angeles without seeing the beautiful murals across the city and as Latinx people in LA we have ties to so many of them. (My personal favorite is the one by Shepard Fairey on Grand Avenue). Further explore these beautiful ties by attending Rutkowski’s workshop in October where you’ll have the opportunity to look into the communities which feature murals and the history behind them.

RSVP Here: https://libcal.usc.edu/event/11109482

Visions and Voices will also be hosting a three part series to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop. Day 1 will include a musical essay, panels, and a dance workshop. Day 2 will be a block party in McCarthy Quad featuring a kinetic love letter to Hip Hop. Day 3 will include panels and a freestyle dance collab!

Day 1

When: September 20th, 5-10 p.m.

Where: Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hip-hop-50-celebrating-hip-hop-dance-scholarship-registration-681866580297

Day 2

When: September 30th, 7-10 p.m.

Where: McCarthy Quad


Day 3

When: October 4th, 5-10 p.m.

Where: Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center


When: October 5th, 3-6 p.m.

Where: TBD

Details are still emerging about the Latinx/e Heritage Month closing, but if the month itself is indicative of anything, we’re sure it’ll be fantastic.

Stay tuned for more coverage across our platforms as we celebrate this Latinx/e Heritage Month.

Happy Heritage Month a todos!