Latinx Heritage Month Events

Join Joliet Junior College for Latinx Heritage Month! Below is a list of events celebrating Hispanic heritage and hope that are open to all students and employees.

 
Events:

Latinx Perspective Series: ¡Sana, Sana, Colita de Rana! Cuídate Hoy Para Un Mejor Mañana (¡Heal, Heal, Frogtail! Take Care Today For A Better Tomorrow)

  • Thursday, Sept. 23 
  • 12 - 1 p.m.
  • A-1002, Main Campus
  • Come together and join the movement for healthy change by discovering great ways to be emotionally and physically healthy. (Available via Microsoft Teams at jjc.edu/sana-sana)

Luncheon Film Series: Bajo la Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon)

  • Tuesday, Sept. 28 
  • 12 - 3 p.m. 
  • A-1002, Main Campus
  • Join us for a free screening of the film “Under the Same Moon,” a story about a young boy’s journey across the U.S./Mexico border to be reunited with his mother.

Latinx Perspective Series: The Political Image of Latinos in the U.S.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 5
  • 1 - 2 p.m. 
  • A-1002, Main Campus
  • This series will provide a space for dialogue on topics that are relevant for Latinos in the U.S., providing a learning space for exploration and understanding. Available via Microsoft Teams.

The Walk of the Immigrants

  • Thursday, Oct. 7 
  • 12 - 1:30 p.m.
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Compliance presents guest speaker Saul Flores, who embarked on the Walk of the Immigrants, a 5,328-mile walk across Latin America. Register here.

Can't Stop Our Blackness: Black Latinx Narratives and Resisting Erasure

  • Thursday, Oct. 7
  • 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Rosa Clemente, community organizer, independent journalist and scholar-activist explores the Black/Latinx experience in America. Event is collaborative effort between Elgin Community College, JJC and other local community colleges. 
  • Register to attend virtual event here.

Día de los Muertos - A Time to Grieve & Remember Exhibition

  • Friday, Oct. 15, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
  • The annual Day of the Dead exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago.

 

Sponsored by Center for Multicultural Access & Success (CMAS), Latinos Unidos, Office of Student Activities (OSA), Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Compliance, and Student Mental Health & Wellness.