Latinx Heritage Month 2021

Latinx Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 that is intrinsically linked to the independence anniversaries of several Latin American nations and uplifts the cultural legacy of a group deeply rooted in rich traditions. 

​CCD is proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and of our in supporting Hispanic students. This year, we’re celebrating 20 years of being an HSI! The week of September 13 - 17 is observed nationally as Hispanic Serving Institutions week, and also marks the beginning of National Latinx Heritage month, September 15 – October 15, 2021.

Why "Latinx"?

The term “Latinx” is used rather than Hispanic or Latino to represent the identities of non-binary, gender non-conforming and gender-expansive people. “Latinx” also centers the lives of indigenous, Brazilian and other non-Spanish speaking people in this celebration (Human Rights Campaign, 2019).


Undocupeers | October 14 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Tivoli Turnhalle

Join Immigrant Services in collaborations with the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion, CCD Student Programming Activities & Resource Center, the Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy, the LGBTQ Student Resource Center, and CU Denver’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Tivoli Turnhalle to enjoy some wonderful performances from local drag stars and the moving poetry of Yosimar Reyes, a queer undocumented immigrant poet and activist born in Guerrero, Mexico and raised in East San Jose, California. Yosimar focuses on issues affecting queer immigrants in the US and around the world.

Machismo & Violence Workshop | October 14 | Starts at 3:00 p.m. | Confluence Assembly Rooms (105, 107, 109)

Join the PCA and CCD for a nuanced conversation around machismo and its impact on the Latinx community.