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Latinx Heritage Month 2022

We celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

These events are brought to you by a wide variety of co-sponsors and co-planners including the Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center (The Centro); the Mosaic Cross Cultural Center; the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; MLK Library (Africana, Asian American, Chicano, and Native American Studies Center); Chicana and Chicano Studies; Student Affairs, Campus Life; Student Union; and many more.

Event OnSep15

Activism in Action: Minding Our Wellness

Time:2:00 - 3:00 pmLocation:As leaders, it's so important to remember to care for our mental health and well being! Join us to explore how we can build our wellbeing toolkit. We’ll have a special focus for Latinx Heritage Month. All are welcome! Located at Student Union Meeting Room 2A
Event OnSep21

Labels 101: Hispanic, Latino, Latinx, Latine and more!

Time:3:00 - 4:00 pmLocation:This event is more of a conversation for anyone who has wondered what is the proper way to call someone who identifies as Latino, Latina, Latinx, Latine, Latin*, Latinamerican or Hispanic. We will share a short article, have a conversation about it, and answer questions. This program was created in partnership between ODEI, CAPS and ISSS with international students in mind but anyone is welcomed. Located in Clark 125.
Event OnSep21

Chicanx/ Latinx Fall Welcome: La Bienvenida

Time:5:30 - 7:00 pmLocation:Learn how Centro supports Latinx/a/o success through conocimiento, cariño, and confianza (knowledge, care, and trust). Join us at this Latinx Heritage Month celebration with community-building, food, and live music. All SJSU community members are welcome. Located in the Student Union Ballroom
Event OnSep22

Academic Resilience Series: Define Your Vision For Success

Time:12:00 - 1:15 pmLocation:As a college student, alot of your time is spent on doing things you are told to do by professors and administrators. But what if you could take the 'have to do's' and turn them into 'want to do's'? At this workshop you will define a personal vision of success which you can then use to improve your academic performance and connect to what truly matters to you. Located at Centro.
Event OnSep27

New Latinx Transfer Student Conocimiento

Time:5:00 - 6:30 pmLocation:Join the Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center for an opportunity to build new connections with Latinx transfer students. Hear from Dra. Christine Vega, SJSU faculty member in Chicana and Chicano Studies, who will share her experiences navigating college as a transfer student. Food will be provided. Located at Student Union Meeting Room 1
Event OnOct4

Academic Resilience Series: Setting SMART Goals

Time:12:00 - 1:00 pmLocation:At this workshop, you will reflect what matters most to you and how to set both short and long term personal/academic and community/leadership goals; the steps to transform an initial goal into a SMART goal; AND how to maintain your motivation towards achieving those goals. Located at Centro
Event OnOct4

Latinx Professionals, Presente!

Time:5:00 - 6:30 pmLocation:Are you interested in learning about the careers Latinx/a/o students secure after graduating? Do you wonder who will hire you with your particular degree and/or work experience? Who will be strong references for you when applying to jobs? As part of Diverse Career Week, join the SJSU Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center and the Latino Alumni Network in this timely platica (discussion) to hear and learn from Latinx alumni success stories. They will share key tips and strategies you can apply now to assist you in your career preparation and planning. Located at MLK Library Meeting Room 225.
Event On,Oct4

Diversity Career Week

Event is located at:,Attend this 3-day Career Readiness Program open to all students interested in exploring career paths, connecting with diverse professionals and alumni, and applying to internship/job opportunities. This is a collaborative series of events offered by the SJSU Career Center, cultural success centers, and campus partners. Goes until Oct. 6. See for details.
Event OnOct5

Writing Workshop with Luis Rodriguez

Time:12:00 - 1:30 pmLocation: Join us for an evening filled with poetry with Luis J Rodriguez. Rodriguez is a Chicano poet, and the national bestseller Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. This vivid memoir explores gang life and cautions against the death and destruction that haunts its participants. Rodriguez is known for helping start a number of organizations—such as Chicago’s Guild Complex, one of the largest literary arts organizations in the Midwest, and Youth Struggling for Survival, a Chicago-based non-profit community group working with gang and non-gang youth. He is a member of the Indigenous Peoples Contingent of the National Poor Peoples Campaign. Location to be announced.
Event OnOct5

Poetry Night with Luis Rodriguez

Time:5:00 - 6:30 pmLocation:Luis J Rodriguez, Chicano poet, and the national bestseller Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A, will be facilitating this poetry workshop. Students of all poetry background levels are invited to attend. This workshop is intended as an art exploration space for all kinds of creativity. As stated by Rodriguez “Art is the heart's explosion on the world. There is probably no more powerful force for change in this uncertain and crisis-ridden world than young people and their art.” RSVP Link to come.
Event OnOct7

Asian-Latinx Cross Solidarities

Time:12:00 - 1:00 pm
Event OnOct11

Academic Resilience Series: Appreciate Your Existing Wealth

Time:2:00 - 3:00 pmLocation:Oftentimes, we worry about the skills and stregths that we need to develop. However, we also need to learn to recognize and draw upon the strenghts our families and cultures have already given to us. At this workshop, you will learn about the concept of Community Cultural Wealth and how to use it for academic success. Located at Centro.
Event On,Oct11

Legacy Month Speaker: Dolores Huerta

Event starts at:,6:00 pmEvent is located at:,Legacy Month Keynote speaker Dolores Huerta, activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers. Located at Student Union Ballroom. For in person tickets: For Zoom Registration:
Event OnOct12

Jotería and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Building comunidad with Queer and Trans Latinx/a/o students

Time:12:00 - 2:00 pmLocation:Through a co-created plática (conversation), this presentation will allow students who identify as Latinx and queer/trans to critically reflect, be vulnerable and begin to heal from our trauma as we share our experiences navigating institutions of higher education such as HSIs. Located at Centro.
Event On,Oct13

Open Mic: Latinx Heritage Month theme

Event starts at:,6:00 pmEvent is located at:,Join us for Mosaic's monthly Open Mic event. This month's co-sponsored by Student Union Events and Centro and themed for Latinx Heritage Month. Located at the Student Union Amphitheater (outside of Starbucks) and live-streamed on Mosaic's YouTube channel.
Event On,Oct18

Our Voice, Rights and Vote - Nuestra Voz, Derechos y Voto

Event starts at:,6:00 - 7:30 pmEvent is located at:,Have you heard the saying “no taxation without representation”? According to the New American Economy, in 2018, immigrants in the San José Metro Area, including those who are undocumented, brought in $5.3 billion in state and local taxes and $12.9 billion federally, for a total of $18.2 billion in taxes. So, it's only fair that the immigrant community in San José get the right to vote. Come and listen to community leaders from the Coalition Our Voice, Rights and Vote - Nuestra Voz, Derechos y Voto talk about their lucha to get the right to VOTE! This presentation is Bilingual. Translation services will be provided. Click to register. The event will be located at Centro's Office #1340.
Event OnOct25

"A Seat @ The Table" - Centering the voices and experiences of AfroLatinx students

Time:5:00 - 6:00 pmLocation:The BLOC and Centro presents: "A Seat @ The Table" - Centering the voices and experiences of AfroLatinx students. This is a student led critical dialogue space to promote community, critical dialogue and shared understanding across identity. Located at The BLOC