Marquette University will host a variety of events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Hispanic Heritage Month takes place Sept. 15-Oct. 15 and recognizes the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.
Some of the events that will take place on campus, according to a press release from Marquette University, will include:
- The Hispanic/Latinx Faculty and Staff Association will lead the Orgullo Hispano March to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday, Sept. 15, beginning at 1 p.m. Participants will meet in front of St. Joan of Arc Chapel and walk the Marquette Mile while displaying the flags of Latin America.
- The Marquette Mile is the outer sidewalk surrounding the Central Mall, following Wisconsin Ave. to N. 11th St. to Tory Hill St./Clybourn St. to 16th St.
- The Graduate School will host a tour of the Francisco Mora exhibit at Latino Arts Inc., 1928 S. 9th St., on Friday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. The fine arts institution is dedicated to exclusively showcasing the works of Hispanic and Latino artists.
- The Office of Mission and Ministry will host “En Todo Amar y Servir” on Tuesday, Sept. 26, on Central Mall, to celebrate the anniversary of the Society of Jesus and Hispanic Heritage Month with Get Them While They’re Hot Tamales.
A complete list of events is available on the Marquette University Center for Engagement and Inclusion website.