Latinx Heritage Month

The College of Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with other units across campus, kicks off the fall semester with Latinx Heritage Month.

Nationally known as Hispanic Heritage month, the College will celebrate this commemoration as Latinx Heritage Month in order to be more inclusive of the identities and experiences of our students, faculty, staff and the community. During Latinx Heritage Month and throughout the academic year, the College is offering student-centered events that honor the histories, cultures, and contributions of Latinx peoples with ancestors and kinship ties across the Caribbean, Central and South America, Mexico, and Spain. Programming will also engage the pressing issues facing Latinx peoples today, and ways to promote the inclusivity of Latinx students on our campus. 

Event Dates:

2022 Latinx Heritage Month Schedule

Thursday, September 22

Lumpen Utopias: Trans Leadership and Pandemic Crises

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
930 Clemens Hall

Héctor Domínguez Ruvalcaba, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin, author of Latinoamérica Queer, Modernity and the Nation in Mexican Representations of Masculinity, among other books will be giving a talk on his ground-breaking research: Lumpen Utopias: Trans Leadership and Pandemic Crises

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Tuesday, October 11

Javier Ávila One Man Show: "The Trouble With My Name"

Javier Ávila.

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Center for the Arts Screening Room

Come watch the autobiographical journey of a man who moves between cultures to provide a fascinating perspective of American Latinos who struggle to dispel misconceptions about their identity and place in the world. 

Register for free tickets via Eventbrite.

For more information on Dr. Ávila, visit

Presented by the University at Buffalo in collaboration with the Hispanic Heritage Council and the Buffalo State West Side Promise Neighborhood. UB cosponsors include the Office of Inclusive Excellence, College of Arts and Sciences, Intercultural and Diversity Center, Latin American Student Association, and Latin American Law Student Association.

Additional events and programs will be regularly added. 

Additional Latinx Heritage Month Programming

For faculty, staff and students can be found at the UB Office of Inclusive Excellence