This year, Bowdoin is celebrating Latinx Heritage Month (“and Beyond”) with six major events, from celebrations—including a Latin street food and movie night—to a performance by the comedian Vladimir Caamaño.
In between, the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) and Student Center for Multicultural Life also invited two academics to campus. Claudia García-Louis, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies, will speak on “Afro-Latinx: Navigating Blackness and Latinidad in the Age of Trump.” And Gloria Ladson-Billings, a University of Wisconsin emerita professor of education, will give a talk called “Hip Hop/Hope: The (R)Evolution of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy.”
Additionally, organizers invited Puerto Rican drag performer and reality-TV personality Cynthia Lee Fontaine to campus for a talk and performance.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
Photos from the Latin Street Food and Movie Night, by Andrew Estey