Cultural Heritage and Identity Celebrations Calendar

Cultural Heritage and Identity CalendarOctober Edition

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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.

Pride in the Workplace 

Pride in the Workplace is an event where LGBTQA+ folks, allies, and employers can create connections and converse about workplace inclusion.
    Pride in the Workplace
    • Date: October 4
    • Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Location: Wick Alumni Center
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      LGBTQA+ History Month Dinner and Social

      The Lincoln community is invited to celebrate our rich history together. Enjoy a semi-formal dinner with excellent food and entertainment.
        LGBTQA+ History Month Dinner and Social
        • Date: October 12
        • Time: 5:00 PM
        • Location: Cornhusker Marriott Hotel
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                Additional Resources

                Gender and Sexuality Center LGBTQA+ History Month Events

                  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.

                  Fiesta on the Green 

                  The Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services invites you to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with Fiesta on the Green! Fiesta on the Green is an opportunity for the entire UNL community to learn and experience the rich Hispanic/Latinx culture through various activities occurring throughout the event.
                    Fiesta on the Green
                    • Date: October 5
                    • Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
                    • Location: Nebraska Union Plaza
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                      Cafecito and Pan Dulce

                      The OASIS Student Advisory Board and MASA present to you Cafecito and Pan Dulce! Join us in the OASIS Lounge for the kick-off of Hispanic Heritage Month with a traditional breakfast. Bring all your friends for delicious sweet bread, coffee, and hot chocolate.
                        Cafecito and Pan Dulce
                        • Date: September 15
                        • Time: 9:00 - 11:00 AM
                        • Location: OASIS Lounge, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
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                              Dish It Up

                              This Dish It Up will be centered on Hispanic Heritage Month in collaboration with the Mexican American Student Assoication. 
                                Dish It Up
                                • Date: September 26
                                • Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
                                • Location: OASIS Lounge, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
                                • Learn More
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                                    Latino Festival

                                    The Latino Festival is an event with live cultural performances, delectable food items from a variety of Latin American countries, artisan exhibits, and diverse Latin music.
                                      Latino Festival
                                      • Date: September 16
                                      • Time: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
                                      • Location: Antelope Park
                                      • Learn More
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                                          Additional Resources

                                          Nebraska Today Learn More About Hispanic Heritage Month

                                            ​​​​Mexican American Student Association

                                            MASA was founded in 1970 by a group of students who wanted to find a Latinx family on campus. Since its founding, MASA has worked to spread an understanding of Latinx culture and traditions to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus and the community. MASA strives to provide a home away from home for Latinxs who are making the transition to life as a college student.
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