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Hispanic Heritage Month Resource Guide

2023 Events

September 11-17: National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week 2023

The White House has issued a proclamation designating September 11-17 as National Hispanic-Serving Institution Week.


September 15: CALA/REFORMA Webinar: The Chinese Experiences in Latin America Presented by Laura De Moya-Guerra

Doctoral student Laura De Moya-Guerra will focus on research collections and archives of the Chinese diaspora in Latin America, especially in Colombia.


September 19: San Jose State Universe iSchool and REFORMA present Latinos: Contributing to the Fabric of the Nation

A keynote featuring how library services to Latinos support social cohesion and the contributions of Latinos to the fabric of the nation, highlighting the field of librarianship.


September 20: Latinos for a United Campus Scavenger Hunt

Get to meet members of LUC and incoming Latino students through a Scavenger Hunt! Work with a team to learn about Drexel's campus and answer Latino trivia questions to unlock hints.


September 24: Puerto Rican Day Parade: A Celebration of Latino Culture in the Heart of the City

A celebration of Latino culture in the heart of the city’s streets. Traditional Latino music, poetry, and dance make this vibrant festival a must-see event.


September 29: The 36th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards

The historic Hispanic Heritage Awards is among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions. Be sure to check out the Hispanic Heritage Awards Archive [PBS] for more! 


October 4: Arturo Schomburg's legacy of care for Black history and culture: A discussion featuring Dr. Vanessa Valdes

Arturo Schomburg was a Puerto-Rican born Afro-Latino historian, writer, and collector who dedicated his life to caring for African history and culture.


October 4: Bachata Dance Series

Twist and turn to the rhythm of the music with ALPFA’s and LUC’s Bachata Dance Series!


October 5: Secrets and Tales with REFORMA National

REFORMA National, in collaboration with MiJa Books, will be hosting Maritete R. Bellas author of the bilingual children’s book, I have a secret/Tengo un secreto. 


October 5: SCDI's Hispanic Heritage Month Festival

Join the Drexel Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion (SCDI) for a festival celebrating Hispanic heritage at 3pm at the Rush Garden!


October 6: ¡Pintemos Juntos! - Cultural Paint & Sip

Join us for a night of painting and drinking classic Latino beverages! With aguas frescas to sip on, bring your friends to sit down and paint a picture that represents your culture!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Parks & Rec Sites (2023)

A Hispanic man plays a small guitar in Love Park in Philadelphia.Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Parks & Rec sites with Spanish-language movie nights, salsa dancing, and the Day of the Dead Celebration. Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15, 2023. Come celebrate the language, traditions, and vibrant cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and the immigrant communities of Philadelphia. 

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations Around Philadelphia (2023)

SEPTA bus in front of brighly colored Philadelphia skyline.Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations Around Philadelphia [SEPTA]

From art and museums to festivals and restaurants - there are so many fun activities and attractions during Hispanic Heritage Month! Let’s take a look at everything Philadelphia has to offer and the way to get there on SEPTA!

Ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Philadelphia (2023)

Hispanic Heritage Month in Philadelphia

Ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Philadelphia

Looking for ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Philadelphia? We’ve got you covered.