Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Culture with Pacific University

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage month observed annually Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 celebrates the culture and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans as well as the independence of eight Spanish-speaking countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Chile, and Belize.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in celebrating the diversity and achievements of the Latinx community and increasing awareness of how to promote social justice and support for this community locally.

Sabiduría Latinx Emphasis (SGP)

Students in Pacific University's School of Graduate Psychology, Sabiduría Latinx Emphasis, invite you to a series of pláticas (talks). Wake up, con su cafecito, to mornings of refreshing and impactful conversation. Cafecito Hours begin at 8 a.m. Join via Zoom with the password 537179.

Please note that Cafecito Hour is open to all Pacific students and employees, with the exception of Oct. 14.

Friday, Sept. 25
¿De Dónde Viene Tú Cafecito? — Your Connection to Latinx Farmers and Farmworkers
Wednesday, Sept. 30
Essential But Excluded — Barriers and Shortcomings of Relief Programs
Friday, Oct. 9
Pelo Malo — Unpacking Colorism & Supporting Afro-Latinxs
Wednesday, Oct. 14
Chisme y Comunidad — A Support Group for Latinx identifying SGP students only.

Association of Latinx and Ally Students (ALAS)

Join the Association of Latinx and Ally Students  (ALAS) for Thursday night celebrations at 6 p.m. through October 15. Events include a documentary viewing party, trivia night and altar preparations for Día de los Muertos. Please note that the Día de los Muertos event is in person and will require masks and social distancing.

Thursday, Sept. 24
The Bronze Screen —  Documentary on the presence of Latin American actors and culture in American movies

Thursday, Oct. 1
Trivia Night — Questions will be primarily about Latinx history and pop culture and The Bronze Screen.

Thursday, Oct. 15
Día de los Muertos Altar Decorating —  An in person gathering to cut flowers and make altar decorations for Día de los Muertos.

DACA | Immigrant Stories
Thursday, Oct. 1 | noon to 1:30 p.m

Learn about the DACA immigration youth program and listen to stories about the immigrant experience from undocumented Oregonians. This presentation is a collaboration between Pacific’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, First-Year Seminar Program, Student Multicultural Center, #HomeisHere Coalition and the DREAMers Resource Center at Portland Community College.

STEM+ Speaker Panel
Thursday, Oct. 8 | 5 p.m.
If you’re a STEM major, and interested in talking to some professionals about life after graduation, or thinking about a career that requires STEM skills, join this Zoom panel of professionals ranging from engineer to high school teacher.

Mujeres Poderosas | Virtual Panel of Elected Officials
Thursday, Oct. 15 | 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Mujeres Poderosa is a panel of Latinx Mujeres (women) who took a stand, found the courage to run for a variety of elections, and won a sit at the table. The panelists will each share their unique journeys and share with the audience their ganas y lucha contra la injusticia! Presented by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. 


Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020