hispanic heritage month 2021 at sdsu

Celebrando Nuestras Raíces/ Celebrating Our Roots:

Honoring Our Culture, Embracing the Future Celebration is the month-long series of campus events taking place during Hispanic Heritage Month that recognizes the struggles and celebrates the victories of our diverse Latinx, Chicanx, and Hispanic community. It is centered in our continuous resilience in the face of oppression of all forms. It emphasizes the strength and the beauty of our families and communities. We will highlight the ways in which our communities have, do, and continue to overcome systemic injustice and inequality. We will acknowledge the struggles to preserve and use our languages. We will elevate the members of the community who have led these efforts, especially those who are no longer with us in body.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Kick off event & Keynote Zoom recordingView Recording of Event

Watch the Zoom Recording

The Celebrando Nuestras Raices Planning Committee, which leads the SDSU Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Celebration, invites you to watch the inaugural Kick off ceremony and keynote.




SDSU President Adela de La Torre, Ph.D.
SDSU Provost Hector Ochoa, Ph.D.
SDSU Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity J. Luke Wood, Ph.D.

Dra. Cantu in green scarfKEYNOTE SPEAKER

We are honored to welcome Dra. Norma Elias Cantú, as the celebration's inaugural keynote speaker. Dra. Cantú is a nationally renowned and famed author, Chicana scholar, poet and the Murchison Professor in the Humanities at Trinity University in San Antonio.

Her keynote speech will be followed by a panel discussion with student, faculty and community members.



Beatrice Zamora's headshot

Beatrice Zamora

Mexicayotl Indio Cultural Center, Chicano Park Steering Committee, Community Advisory Council of the Centro Cultural de la Raza

Efren Lopez, Ph.D. headshot photo

Efren Lopez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English at San Diego State University, Imperial Valley

Fabrizio Lacarra Ramirez standing with trees in winter coat

Fabrizio Lacarra Ramirez

English Major, Theatre and Film Minor, Creative Writing, San Diego State University

For questions, contact Yesenia Sánchez, Latinx Resource Center director, at [email protected] or Emilio Ulloa, Associate Chief Diversity Officer for HSI and Regional Affairs, at [email protected]