Diversity Initiatives to host Latinx Heritage Month events
Latinx Heritage Month is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 and “is an important heritage month to celebrate because it offers an opportunity for our Latinx students to feel celebrated and heard,” according to Amethyst Marroquin, Student Coordinator for Diversity Initiatives.
Diversity Initiatives discussed the importance of the month as well as attending the events dedicated to the Latinx history and potential issues within the community.
Diversity Initiatives also discussed their objective, which involves creating events that are “relevant to today’s environment.”
Beyond political relevance, it also looks to “build stronger advocates in the campus community.”
The end of the month celebration, revolving around Latinx History, is known as the Pachanga and is a “crowd favorite,” Marroquin said.
About the goal of Diversity Inititaves, Marroquin said, “We seek to create well-attended events that celebrate, advocate, and educate.”
Future events that Diversity Initiatives encouraged students to attend include “Know Your Rights: Understanding Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),” which will be held on Oct. 2 in the SAC Mezz at 3:30 p.m., and "Not Just Another Pretty Face: Ricky Martin, the Activist" which will take place on Oct. 8 at 3:15 p.m in the SAC Mezz.
The final event is the Pachanga which, according to Marroquin, “will serve as the grand finale!”
The Pachanga will be taking place on Oct. 15 from 4:30 p.m to 7:00 p.m in front of the SAC.
About the event’s activities she said, “We will be dancing, playing games, and enjoying traditionally Latinx food!”