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SUNY Cortland celebrating National Latinx Heritage Month

SUNY Cortland celebrating National Latinx Heritage Month


From now until Oct. 15, SUNY Cortland will celebrate National Latinx Heritage Month with several events on campus.

Students, faculty and staff will have opportunities to learn about the Latinx experience, which includes people with roots in Mexico, South or Central America or the Caribbean.

The events include:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 22: Sandwich Seminar, “How to Find Your Purpose and Passion – According to the Aztecs” by L. Sebastian Purcell, associate professor in the Philosophy Department, director of the Honors Program and co-coordinator for Latino Latin-American Studies, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Old Main Colloquium
  • Wednesday, Sept. 22: Online seminar, “A Latino’s Wildlife Story and Climate Change Biology,” by Erim Gómez, assistant professor of wildlife biology, University of Montana, 7 to 8 p.m. via Webex.
  • Thursday, Sept. 30: Sandwich Seminar, “Exploring the History and use of Testimonios as a Tool for Social Change,” by Jose Ortiz, assistant professor in the Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, noon to 1 p.m., Old Main Colloquium
  • Thursday, Oct. 7: Sandwich Seminar, “Immigration Under the Biden Administration,” by Ute Ritz-Deutch, lecturer in the History Department, noon to 1 p.m., Old Main Colloquium
  • Monday, Oct. 11: Online seminar “Hybrid Spiritualities of Hybrid Identities,” by Tiffany Montoya, visiting assistant professor and consortium for faculty diversity fellow, Muhlenberg College, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., via Webex.

More information is available through SUNY Cortland’s Multicultural Life and Diversity Office’s website.