The University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, and their affiliates announced a diverse calendar of events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2020. The comprehensive activities are themed according to Pitt’s Latino Student Association’s four core principles: culture, education, social, and advocacy.

The events, many in virtual mode due to Covid-19, include dance lessons, networking sessions, workshops, cooking demos, and more!

See below for an event summary as listed on University of Pittsburgh’s website on September 12 or visit their Hispanic Heritage Month Page for up to date information.

EVENTS (as of 9/12/2020)DATE
HLPA Speed Networking SeriesTuesday, September 15 – October 15
Hispanic Heritage Month Artifact ShowcaseTuesday, September 15 – October 15
What does it mean to be Hispanic/Latina/e/o/x in the United States?Wednesday, September 16 at 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Virtual Latin Dance WorkshopThursday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Hispanic Discussion Round TablesTuesday, September 22 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
COVID-19: The Pittsburgh Latinx community experience & responseFriday, September 25 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Being Latinx in Academia: Navigation, Support, and Mentoring of Graduate Students and FacultyTuesday, September 29 at 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Present and Represented: Latinx Mental Health Research, Practice, and Experience in PittsburghWednesday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
RICE & … Series: Rice and Beans–a Continental ClassicWednesday, September 30 at 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Webinar – Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad: Migration, Policing and Political MovementsFriday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Celebration of FlavorsFriday, October 2 at 6:00 p.m.
Archiving and Preservation Workshop for Hispanic Heritage MonthThursday, October 8 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Emerging Latinx Communities GroupFriday, October 9 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Developmental Brown Bag: Josi Bañales; Assistant Professor University of PittsburghThursday, October 15 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Many individuals and organizations work tirelessly to bring this event to our community including: a University-wide committee, chaired by Dr. Gina Garcia and the Latino Student Association (LSA) and co-hosted by the Hispanic Latinx Professional Association (HLPA), the Latin American Graduate Organization of Students, Center for Latin American Studies, Student Affairs, Hillman Library, School of Education, Graduate School of Public Health, Carnegie Mellon University, and other affiliates.

The committee includes representatives from across the University of Pitt campus, as well as those from local organizations and other colleges and universities in Pittsburgh, who are striving to create a collaborative calendar of events intended to create awareness of Hispanics/Latinas/os/xs in Pittsburgh and the broader U.S. context.

For questions, ideas, or to get involved with University of Pittsburgh’s HHM, please email pittlatinosa@gmail.com.

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