Empowering Nuestras Comunidades
Join us in celebrating Latinx Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week (September 12 – 18).
The month will kick off with the celebration of Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week (HSI Week), beginning Sept. 12 – 18. CSUF was granted its HSI designation in 2004. This designation is given to campuses that enroll over 25% Latinx students. On our campus, we pride ourselves in our efforts beyond the designation and focus on intentionally serving our Latinx students through the myriad of programs and services offered.
The celebration will continue throughout the months of September and October. Latinx Heritage Month is a commemoration that is linked to the independence anniversaries of several Latin American nations and uplifts the cultural legacy of a group deeply rooted in rich traditions. The theme for Latinx Heritage Month 2022 is Empowering Nuestras Comunidades. We hope programming will reflect the importance of empowerment and the honoring of multiple communities within Latinidad.
Cal State Fullerton has a strong commitment to supporting Latinx students. Our commitment has resulted in the university recently being named a Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of State and a recipient of the Seal of Excelencia from Excelencia in Education, the nation’s premier authority in advancing Latinx student success.
Celebrate with Us
We hope you can join us in celebrating by attending one of the various events taking place during Latinx Heritage Month. To stay up to date with programs we encourage you to follow @csufofficial @csufstudents @csufdiversity @csufdirc @lcrc_csuf.
Are you hosting a program in celebration of Latinx Heritage Month? We encourage you to fill out this form so it can be promoted on the website and social media.
Latinx Welcome Home
Thursday, September 1
1-3 p.m., Pollak Library South 180
The Latinx Community Resource Center invites you to an open house to build community with the LCRC team, Latinx students, staff, and faculty. Come learn about the LCRC and upcoming programs!
For more information follow @lcrc_csuf on Instagram
Celebrating 50 Years of Cultura
Tuesday, September 27
6-8 p.m., Golleher Alumni House
Join us at this free event in celebration of the 50th anniversary of our Latinx Community Resource Center (LCRC). The program will consist of alumni speakers and a performance by Mariachi Divas, an all-female band. Food and drinks will be provided.
Titan Table Talks – Empowering Nuestras Comunidades Panel
Wednesday, September 28
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Virtual via Zoom
Titan Table Talk is a monthly dialogue event in which panelists are invited to speak on their personal and professional experiences as it relates to the selected theme. Utilizing the “narrative change” aspect of the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Framework, this event will help educate participants on the impact of various social justice issues on certain cultural identities to promote racial equity on campus.
Beyond the Conversation: A Conversation with Danny Trejo
Thursday, September 29
6-8 p.m., Titan Student Union Pavilions
Beyond the Conversation Speaker Series is sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs where major speakers are brought to campus to discuss topics and ideas that will benefit students.
This is event is for students, faculty, and staff only.
Sunday, October 2
Pre-Concert Sponsor Fiesta 3 p.m., Golleher Alumni House
Concert Performance by Poncho Sanchez at 5:30 p.m., Meng Hall
The Celebración de Cal State Fullerton: ¡Somos Titans! (We are Titans) event was created to both celebrate and generate vital funding to continue our life-changing Latinx Student Scholarships and Support Programs.
For more information: fullerton.edu/somostitans
Cooking With A Titan: Latinx Heritage Month Edition
Submissions accepted until Thursday, October 13
Help us celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by sharing your favorite recipe from your country of origin or a family recipe that has been passed down. Submit a photo of yourself and your favorite dish along with the recipe. All recipes in this year's CSUF Alumni Cooking With A Titan Official Cookbook, available in Spring 2023.
Submit your recipe to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mujeres Empowerment and Civic Engagement Virtual Conference
Saturday, Oct. 15
9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Virtual
You have the power to make lasting changes for your community and your future. When we work together, our power becomes stronger. Every mujer has the power to improve the community through actions like serving on boards, leading city council committees, volunteering in the schools, running for elected positions, and speaking out for the changes you would like to see. Register for this FREE virtual conference and let us help you discover your power to engage in your community and make the changes you want to see.
Grupo de Teatro Festival
Tuesday, Oct. 25
1-8 p.m., Titan Theater
Our theater festival invites the student body to showcase their talent and participate in this event by submitting proposals for performances pertaining to Latinx culture. At this event the audience will be able to enjoy a variety of exciting activities such as theater skits, dance numbers, music and discussion panels. We are looking forward to having you join us.
For more information follow: @grupodeteatrodecsuf
Cafecito y Pan con Ánimo
Cafecito: Saturday, Oct. 29
2-3 p.m., Education Classroom 102
Vengan a celebrar and learn about our Ánimo Latinx Counseling Emphasis. We will feature discussions with Ánimo faculty and students and the ways we are improving mental health in the Latinx comunidad. Expect lots of story sharing, laughter, and cafecito y pan.
Learn more: hhd.fullerton.edu/counsel/program/animo
Chicana/o/x Studies Department Open House
Wednesday, November 2
2-4:30 p.m., Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 3230 & Terrace
Come and meet your Chicana/o/x Department.
Learn more: hss.fullerton.edu/chicano