Cultural Heritage and Identity CalendarOctober Edition
LGBTQA+ History Month
LGBTQA+ History Month is an annual observance and celebration that takes place in many countries around the world, typically during the month of October. Its primary purpose is to recognize and raise awareness of the history, contributions, and struggles of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and communities. This observance provides an opportunity to educate the public about the historical and ongoing challenges faced by the LGBTQA+ community, as well as to celebrate their achievements and progress.The University of Nebraska-Lincoln proudly acknowledge and celebrate LGBTQA+ History Month as an opportunity to honor the rich and diverse history, contributions, and struggles of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and communities. Throughout this month, we reaffirm our commitment to fostering an inclusive and welcoming campus environment that respects and embraces the identities and experiences of all our students, faculty, staff, and alumni, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. As an institution of higher learning, we recognize the importance of education, awareness, and advocacy in promoting equality and social justice for all. Together, we stand in solidarity with the LGBTQA+ community and reaffirm our dedication to creating a more equitable and accepting world.
Hispanic Heritage Month
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month as an integral part of our commitment to fostering a sense of belonging and inclusivity for all members of our diverse community. By recognizing and celebrating the vibrant cultures, traditions, and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx communities, we aim to create an environment where every individual feels valued and represented. Through a variety of events, workshops, and cultural showcases, we strive to deepen cultural understanding, strengthen connections, and promote dialogue among students, faculty, and staff. This celebration underscores our dedication to nurturing a campus culture where every voice is heard, every heritage is cherished, and every student finds a true sense of belonging.
Hispanic Heritage Month, observed annually from September 15th to October 15th, is a dedicated time to recognize and celebrate the rich cultural contributions and achievements of Hispanic and Latinx individuals in the United States. This month-long celebration pays homage to the diverse histories, traditions, languages, and identities of Hispanic communities, honoring their vital role in shaping the social, economic, and cultural fabric of the nation. Through various events, activities, and educational initiatives, Hispanic Heritage Month fosters understanding, appreciation, and unity while highlighting the lasting impact of Hispanic heritage on American society.