Coconino County celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month through Oct. 15 with variety of events, programs

See links for variety Coconino County and area upcoming events.

COCONINO COUNTY — Coconino County has announced that it is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) with variety of upcoming events and programs.

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors signed the Coconino County Proclamation designating Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2022 as Hispanic Heritage Month. Reading the proclamation were Coconino Hispanic Advisory Council (CHAC) Vice President Dani Donaldson of Northern Arizona University and CHAC member and former chair Frank X. Moraga of www.AmigosNAZ.com

The Coconino County and the Board of Supervisors recognize cultural diversity as a core value of our organization; empowering the intersecting and overlapping social identities with a focus on equity, social justice, and actions and move our communities forward.

Please click on calendar below for links to a variety of Coconino County online and virtual presentations:

Also see other countywide upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month events:

Oct. 5 — NAU Latin American Studies to present ‘The Life of the Mind and a Mind on the Move: Action and Advocacy in Academia’

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Celebrating Hispanic, Latiné Heritage Month at NAU

By Northern Arizona University News

National Hispanic, Latiné Heritage month is celebrated every year from Sept. 15 through Oct.15. This month-long celebration traditionally honors the culture, history and contributions of the Hispanic and Latiné communities.  

“I love Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Erik Perez, president of the Latiné Student Union (LSU) at NAU. “It makes me feel like my people get recognized for all the things we bring to this country;, between migrant workers providing all the food at our tables to community leaders that motivate us to shoot for the stars.”  

LSU’s mission on campus is to promote, amplify and celebrate the Hispanic and Latiné  students by allowing them to come together and embrace unity.

“As a first-generation college student and American, I still feel a deep connection to my roots,” Perez said. “My parents came to this country with nothing and gave me everything. This is a story that many of my friends share. It’s a connection that makes us admire our culture that much more. Hispanic Heritage Month is our time to show off the ‘cultura’ that we are so proud to be a part of!” 

Beginning Sept. 15, Northern Arizona University is celebrating Hispanic, Latiné heritage with a variety of events hosted by NAU’s Office of Inclusion (IMQ), Ethnic Studies and other groups. Through these events, NAU strives to honor the culture, history and diversity of individuals in the Latiné community. 

Schedule of events 

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 

IMQ’s second annual “Librito”  (Little Book) Drive and Book Giveaway 

Donations can be dropped off in the Office of Inclusion (Bldg. 30, Room 134 and 135). The book drive will last from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. 

To participate in the book giveaway, follow the Office of Inclusion on Instagram.  

Sept. 26-29 

Hispanic, Latiné Cultural Bites: The Hot Spot 

Sept. 28, 6-7:30 p.m. 

Loteria with Transfer Jacks: IMQ Center 

Oct. 5, 5-6:30 p.m. 

Ethnic Studies Brown Bag Series: IMQ Center 

Oct. 6, 6-9 p.m. 

Latin Dance Night: International Pavillion (Bldg. 50A) 

Oct. 12, 12:30-2 p.m. 

Ethnic Studies Brown Bag Series: IMQ Center  

Oct. 20, 3-4 p.m. 

Student Affairs Spanish Conversation Tables – “Dia de los Muertos” 

University Union, Grand Canyon Room (#230) 

Open to NAU faculty and staff. Register before the event. 

Nov. 17, 3-4 p.m. 

Student Affairs Spanish Conversation Tables – “Gratitud y Esperanza”  

University Union, Grand Canyon Room (#230) 

Open to NAU faculty and staff. Register before the event. 

Dec. 8, 3-4 p.m. 

Student Affairs Spanish Conversation Tables— “Las Maravillas de Invierno” 

University Union, Grand Canyon Room (#230) 

Open to NAU faculty and staff. Register before the event. 

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