Latinx Heritage Month

Fall 2023

In recognition of Latinx Heritage Month (LHM), St. John’s University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring a celebration under this year’s theme, “¡Mi Casa es Sú Casa! (My Home is Your Home!)”. This theme was chosen as we look forward to welcoming our students, faculty, administrators, and staff as they transition from the University’s Staten Island campus to Queens.

Latinx Heritage Month (also known as National Hispanic Heritage Month) is nationally celebrated from September 15 to October 15. These dates hold a special significance in the Latinx/Hispanic community as they commemorate the anniversaries of the independence days of several Latin American countries, including Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua, among others. LHM honors the rich legacy, traditions, contributions, and achievements made by Latinx and Hispanic individuals and communities.

Queens Campus Events

El Museo del Barrio Tour and Workshop

in Collaboration with the R.I.S.E. Network
Saturday, September 30 | 1–4 p.m.
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, New York, NY 10029
Transportation Provided at Gate 4 | Queens, NY, Campus

El Museo del Barrio presents Something Beautiful: Reframing La Colección, the museum’s most ambitious presentation of its unique, complex, and culturally diverse permanent collection in over two decades. Organized by Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator; Susanna V. Temkin, Curator; and Lee Sessions, Permanent Collection Associate Curator, the nearly year-long exhibition highlights more than 500 artworks, including new acquisitions and commissioned works, presented through two rotating displays divided into thematic sections. For more information, visit Exhibitions. The 90-minute tour and workshop includes an inquiry-based discussion and an art-making activity.

Only 25 tickets are available! Register today.

Inclusivity Resource Center Fifth Anniversary Reception

Monday, October 2 | 1:50–3:15 p.m.
Inclusivity Resource Center/D’Angelo Center Plaza | Queens Campus
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The Inclusivity Resource Center is turning five! Join us in Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall and on the D’Angelo Center plaza for a celebratory and informative anniversary reception. Guests will have an opportunity to learn more about the IRC’s history, purpose, and current initiatives from the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Café  Conexiones en Johnnie's Casa (Coffee and Connections in Johnnie's House)

with the Hispanic and Latina/o Alumni Chapter
in collaboration with University Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations, the Latin American Student Organization, and Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.
Thursday, October 5 | 5–7 p.m.
D’Angelo Center Ballroom/School of Law Atrium | Queens Campus
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Grab a cup of café and get ready to expand your St. John’s family with our special Latinx Heritage Month networking mixer! Members of the Hispanic & Latina/o Alumni Chapter Alumnichapter from different industries will join us to help you build your community at St. John’s and beyond.

Staten Island Campus Events

Una Casa Familiar Latina/o Alumni Panel

in Collaboration with University Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations
Tuesday, September 26 | 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Kiernan Suite/Kelleher Center | Staten Island Campus

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Join us as our wonderful Latina/o alumni return home to St. John’s University’s Staten Island campus. Our panelists are an array of alumni from St. John’s Latin American Student Organization, DALÉ and the Hispanic and Latina/o Alumni Chapter of St. John’s University. They will share with us their experiences as Latina/o at the University, where they are now, and what their goals are for the future. Guests will also enjoy authentic Hispanic food from Campo Bello, a local restaurant on Staten Island.

Other Events

Hispanic Day Parade in Manhattan (Desfile de la Hispanidad)

Sunday, October 8 | Noon–3 p.m.
Parade Information

More Information

For more information on these events, please visit, or contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at [email protected] or 718-990-2515 during business hours (i.e., Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.)