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Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Months & Programs

Latinx Heritage Celebration
(Hispanic Heritage Month)

In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law Hispanic Heritage Week, a weeklong celebration of the "Hispanic"community in the United States. Twenty years later, in 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the expansion of this week into a month-long celebration known as Hispanic Heritage Month. 

As society changes and communities (re)claim their identities, the 2020 Salt Lake Community College "Hispanic Heritage Month"Committee is excited to claim the term "Latinx"(a gender-neutral term that is inclusive of female, male, gender non-binary, and trans* individuals of Latin American heritage) to announce "Latinx Heritage Celebration.”

Expanding from September 15 to October 15, Latinx Heritage Celebration is an entire month of events dedicated to celebrating "Latinidad."According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Latinx people make up about 18% of the United States population, which accounts for nearly 60 million individuals. In Utah, Latinx people comprise approximately 13% of the state population, or over 400,000 individuals. At Salt Lake Community College, the 2020 academic year Latinx student population comprised 20% of the student body or 5,876 students. Simply put, aquí estamos, y no nos vamos (we are here, and we are not leaving).

Latinx Heritage Celebration 2023

Latinx Real Estate Seminar at Taylorsville 9-19-23

Latinx Group Exhibit "LA MORTALIDAD: Una cuestión de vida o muerte (A Matter of Life & Death)"

12 de octubre – 17 de noviembre de 2023

Galería de Arte George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Salt Lake Community College
Campus South City 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT, 84115

Por favor, únase a nosotros para la recepción de apertura el jueves, 12 de octubre, de 5:00 a 7:00 P.M. Utilice el código GALLERY en el quiosco de estacionamiento amarillo en el lote este para estacionamiento gratuito en los lugares marcados con líneas amarillas.

October 12 – November 17, 2023

George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Art Gallery
Salt Lake Community College, South City Campus
1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT, 84115

Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, October 12, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Use the code GALLERY at the yellow parking kiosk in the east lot for free event parking in stalls marked with yellow lines.

Click here for more info: SLCC | Exhibitions

Nuestra Gente Y Sus Historias
Poder, Progreso, Y Prosperidad

SEP 19 | 12 - 2 PM

Latinx Real Estate Seminar

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Student Center Room 221/223

An informative and engaging Home Buyer seminar where attendees will learn the necessary steps to purchasing their first home!


SEP 21 | 6 - 8 PM

Latinx Real Estate Seminar

Herriman - Juniper Building
JNPR 124

An informative and engaging Home Buyer seminar where attendees will learn the necessary steps to buying a home!


OCT 5 | 4 - 6 PM

Latinxs in the Field

Jordan River Nature Center
1125 W 3300 S South Salt Lake, UT

An interdisciplinary panel discussion, tabling and tour of the Jordan River Nature Center. An event for the SLCC community!


  • 3:40pm: Registration / Doors Open
  • 4:10 - 4:15pm: Welcome and Land Acknowledgment
  • 4:15 - 5:00 pm: Panel
  • 5:00 - 5:30 pm: First Jordan River Tour
  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm: Second Jordan River Tour

Tabling from different organizations from 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Food from Arempas will be available from 5:00 – 6:00 pm


OCT 13 | 7 - 11 PM

"Viva La Raza" Latinx Dance & Celebration

Student Event Center
Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Join us for the "Viva la Raza" Latinx Dance and Celebration for the SLCC and Latinx community at large!


Past Events

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