The Office of Diversity and Inclusion would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to everyone who helped make our Hispanic Heritage Month panel discussion, “The Hispanic/Latinx Legacy: Strength and Hope in the Face of Persistent Adversities”, a success. We especially want to thank our esteemed panel members, Dr. Yolanda Arauza, Maria Berlin, Michael Lopez, Nico Arias, and Mary DeLeon Escobar for their time and expertise. We hosted the virtual panel on Wednesday, 9/30/2020 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm CST via Zoom and decided to use Facebook Live to reach more audience. Between the attendees in Zoom, and Facebook Live, we were able to reach approximately one THOUSAND people! The panel discussion is still on our Facebook page if anyone is interested in watching or sharing it! The panel discussion can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/MSUMDiversity/videos/769602153587090 

As Hispanic Heritage Month lasts until October 15, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will continue to have poster displays of notable Hispanic/Latinx individuals throughout MSUM along with the Hispanic Heritage Flag Display at the CMU Sun Garden Lounge up until October 15, 2020.  

Perhaps, one of the best ways that we can celebrate any heritage and history months is through continuous and intentional self-education. We would like to share some resources that you can use to learn more about Hispanic/Latinx history, culture, heritage, languages, food, present issues etc. Please note that some of these books and movies/documentaries may be available at MSUM Livingston Lord Library or Kanopy (www.kanopy.com). We hope that you are able to utilize these resources to learn something new this month and beyond!  

• https://www.offers.com/blog/post/books-and-films-for-hispanic-heritage-month/This website has a curated list of over 25 different books, movies, and documentaries about Hispanic/Latinx culture and heritage. 
• https://latino.si.edu/learn/teaching-and-learning-resources/hispanic-heritage-month-resourcesThis site has a range of different resources ranging from military history, online exhibitions and videos, bilingual resources etc.
• https://www.gpb.org/blogs/education-matters/2020/09/09/hispanic-heritage-month-resources-for-teachers-parents-kidsThis website has a list of various free educational resources from PBS LearningMedia for parents, teachers, and children.
• https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/for-teachers/This website has a variety of different resources fathered from The Smithsonian, National Endowment for Humanities, The Library of Congress, and National Archives etc. that is designed for K-12 teachers but can benefit others as well. 
• https://www.weteachnyc.org/resources/collection/national-hispanic-heritage-month/: This website has numerous resources like lessons, videos, artwork, music and many living testaments from diverse Latinx across the United States. The stories embedded in this collection offer students access and perspectives on topics that directly affect them, their families, friends and experiences as a young Hispanic/Latinx person in the US.