The University of Missouri celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from the middle of September through the middle of October each year. Please find our current list of 2021 events and programming below! Contact us at diversity@missouri.edu to add your event(s) to the list. All are welcome to register and attend these events.

History of Latinx Communities in Missouri

Sept. 15, 2021, 4-5 p.m. CST
Virtual Event


Registration for online event:
https://web.cvent.com/event/cba499d1-60ea-4d08-a401-5c28994e4543/regProcessStep1

Thinking of the Latino/Hispanic presence in Missouri’s history, where did they move from? What brought them to Missouri? How do these different groups identify and did that change through the generations or with the migration of new groups? Listen to researchers Daniel Gonzales and Theresa Torres present the history of migration of the Hispanic/Latino communities in St. Louis and Kansas City.

More details
https://extension.missouri.edu/events/lcim-history-of-latinx-in-missouri

Emerging Latinx Leaders of Missouri

Oct. 7, 2021, 4:30-6 p.m. CST
Virtual Event

Registration for online event:
https://web.cvent.com/event/14c5daff-3591-421d-ae2c-8131c275faa4/regProcessStep1

The Latinx population in Missouri is changing. The overall state population of Latinx is 4%, but in some rural and urban areas, the population is up to 7%. As the demographics in the state change, what does the future hold for our Latinx communities? Participate in a discussion with emerging Latinx leaders who will share their successes, challenges, and dreams for the future. 

Presenters:

  • Miriam Ruiz, Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis 
  • Edgar Palacios, Latinx Education Collaborative 
  • Laura Pita, University of Missouri 
  • Alejandro Santiago, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis 
  • Kevin Reyes, SHPE St. Louis Gateway 

Moderator: Gabriela Ramirez Arellano, CORTEX, Center for Emerging Technologies, & STLJuntos 

More detailshttps://extension.missouri.edu/events/lcim-emerging-latinx-leaders-of-missouri

Latinx Art in Oral Traditions

Nov. 6, 2021, 2-3 p.m. CST
Virtual Event

Registration for online event:
https://web.cvent.com/event/df06f5d3-d7e3-47ef-95b6-2b897e1e0dd7/regProcessStep1

There is a rich oral tradition within the many diverse cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world. Folktales, storytelling, myths, legends, and puppetry all embody distinctive cultural traits and flavors. This family-friendly and fun event will feature Monica Leo from the Eulenspiegel Puppet Troupe speaking about the process to create their show “Tio Conejo”, an international collaboration based on folktales from Mexico and Puerto Rico, and Prof. Maria Balógh from UMSL speaking about magical realism and poetry traditions.

More detailshttps://extension.missouri.edu/events/lcim-latinx-art-in-oral-traditions