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EIU continues Latino Heritage Month celebration  


Remaining events this fall continue through early November

(Charleston, IL) – After kicking off Latino Heritage Month in the Library Quad September 15, Eastern Illinois University will continue its month-long celebration of Latino culture with remaining events in September, October, and early November.

Latino Heritage Month events scheduled to take place in the coming weeks include:

  • Tuesday, September 21
    Spanish Immersion Pupusa Cooking Demonstration
    4 to 5:30 p.m. in Klehm Hall, Room 2309
  • Friday, September 24
    Charlando con Los Estudiantes
    6 to 7 p.m. in the MLK University Union Arcola-Tuscola Rooms
  • Wednesday, September 29
    Latinidad in the LGBTQA+ Community
    6 to 7 p.m. in the MLK University Union Charleston-Mattoon Rooms
  • Tuesday, October 5
    La Fogata: Bonfire Stories
    8 to 9 p.m. at the Newman Catholic Center
    500 Roosevelt Ave, in Charleston, Ill. (south of Lawson Hall)
  • Friday, October 8
    In the Heights Friday Night Movie
    7 p.m. in the Buzzard Auditorium
  • Thursday through Saturday, October 28-30
    The Midwest Association for Latin American Studies (MALAS) Virtual Conference
  • Tuesday, November 2
    Day of the Dead Observance
    6 to 7:30 p.m. in the MLK University Union University Ballroom

Admission to the celebratory events above are free and open to the public.

EIU students also will enjoy “El Sabor Latino” Housing and Dining menus and Residence Halls Bulletin Board Contest and a “Latinos and Social Change” Booth Library Exhibit.

This year's Latin American Heritage Month events are co-sponsored by EIU’s Office of Inclusion and Academic Engagement; Latin American Student Organization (LASO), Alpha Psi Lambda, Newman Center, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Admissions, Sigma Delta Pi, University Board, Housing and Dining, Booth Library, Latin American and Latinx Students, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Student Affairs.

All events on campus unless otherwise noted. For more information on any of these events, contact EIU’s Office of Inclusion and Academic Engagement at (217) 581-6690. For more information about EIU, or to learn more about its growing assortment of programs and services, visit the university’s website at, or call EIU’s public information office at (217) 581-7400.



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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

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600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-8444

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