Trinity Celebrates 2021 Latinx Heritage Month
University honors cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
a header featuring a Latinx graduate in the DeColores ceremony reads "Trinity University Latinx Heritage Month"

Trinity University will host a number of events celebrating Latinx Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15. The month-long celebration recognizes these incredibly diverse and vibrant multiethnic cultures.

The month kicks off on Wednesday evening with a celebration of Latinx identities in the student event, “Diversity Diner.” Guest artists and lecturers will complement cultural happenings on campus and around the city. For a full list of Latinx Heritage Month events, view the month’s event flyer or visit events.trinity.edu.

While people of Mexican origin account for slightly more than 60% of the nation’s overall Hispanic or Latinx population, the definition is much broader. It acknowledges the vast diversity of other identities, spanning Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Spain. 

All of these groups have had a significant impact on the United States, San Antonio, and Trinity. While these cultures are distinct, it’s important to remember that these groups are intertwined through historical, societal, economic, cultural, and culinary traditions and contributions.

The Latinx community is well represented on Trinity’s campus, with one in four students being of Hispanic heritage. They help make up the very fabric and personality of our campus, and Trinity is grateful for their contributions.

Ted Gartner '91 helps tell Trinity's story as a member of Strategic Communications and Marketing.

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