Celebrating Latinx/e Heritage Month at USC
Latinx, Latino/a or Chicano: USC students share what they call themselves and why.
USC students talk about which labels they prefer, the stories behind them and the significance of self-identifying the way they do.
“The term Afro-Latinx to me really highlights the intersectionality of my identity, if that makes sense,” she said. “I do identify as Latinx because my mom is from El Salvador, but I’m also Black because my dad is from Jamaica. It can get kind of confusing, and the lines can get blurred. But there are other people that are Afro-Latinx, like Black people that are born in Cuba, who would consider themselves Latinx. So that’s what that term means to me.”Monique Lennon Gonzalez
Latinx/e Heritage Month Events at USC
Latinx/e Heritage Month Kickoff
Celebrate the kickoff for Latinx/e Heritage Month 2023 on Zoom and in Tommy’s Place.
Exploring Latinx History
In this workshop we will explore the Robin Dunitz Mural archive with a particular focus on the Latinx history and communities.
Latinx/e Heritage Month Closing
Come out for music, food, culture and special guests at the live closing event.
Latinx/e Heritage Month Spotify Playlist
A playlist curated by USC students from La CASA and other Latinx clubs and orgs.
USC News Stories
- “Don't walk on this earth without giving hope to another person,” the actor says.
- Research focuses on social determinants of health for Latinos, who are among the fastest-growing demographic groups in the U.S.
- ‘Unity, Prosperity & Culture’ celebrated with food, fellowship during USC Latinx/e Heritage Month kickoffTrojans share personal stories and pay tribute to those who support their academic dreams.
- “We have a long and proud legacy of Latino tennis players that have blessed these very courts at USC, but Rafael was one of the most memorable ones. In my opinion, his biggest impact, with the help of the late, great Coach Toley, was that he helped pave the way for many more outstanding Latino…
- Latinx Heritage Month closing event included music, food, dancing and healing words.
- Grandmas featured in documentary Abuelita's Kitchen discuss their journey and connection to native foods at a USC Fisher Museum of Art screening.
Voices Across Campus
USC Resources and Events Around LA
Celebrate the history and culture of the Latinx/e and Hispanic communities through these resources and events.
The importance of Latine resilience at USC
Dimelo explores film “Tortillas,” the first-ever production with LatiFam and a majority Latine crew.
Meet USC’s Drum Major
USC’s Drum Major, Jacobo Herrera, shares his pride in being the second Hispanic drum major in the university’s history.
Latinx/e Heritage Month Discussion
USC faculty experts discuss stories of how Latinx/e communities throughout Los Angeles are shaping its culture, history, and struggles for social justice.
USC Undergraduate Organizations
USC’s Latinx community offers a number of organizations and smaller communities for undergraduate students to find their home at school, both socially and professionally.
USC Latino Forum
The USC Latino Forum has served as the voice of Latino faculty and staff at USC since 1987. It hosts social, academic and intellectual events that celebrate and stimulate conversations throughout the semester.
USC Latino Alumni Association
The USC Latino Alumni Association (LAA) is devoted to the academic advancement and development of Latino students attending USC. The association provides support, leadership training, service opportunities and networking.
Celebrate Latinx/e Heritage Month with USC
- Use the USC Latinx/e Heritage Month digital graphics on your social media, websites, Zoom background, and more.
- Add your events to the USC Event Calendar. Use the tag LHM to be included in the calendar channel.
- Join USC’s Latinx/e Heritage Month programming committee. Contact Maria Romero-Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org.