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CSUSB celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with workshops, seminars, year-round initiatives
Inland Empire Community Newspapers
Sept. 21, 2021

In conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM), California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is enriching its students with interactive workshops, virtual forums, LatinX film screenings and initiatives throughout the year, with a focus on Latino college completion.

From September 15 to October 15 the University and the Nation will continue to recognize the contributions Hispanic and LatinX Americans have made to U.S. culture, history, achievements and more.

According to the University, this year’s theme is, “Embracing our gente, raices, and identities to define our future,” to celebrate the national month, which was enacted into law only in 1988.

“It’s unfortunate that we live in a society that tends to undervalue diversity; it’s the strength of this country. We need to recognize the history of racism in the U.S. and at the same time recognize the contributions and positive stories in the American Latino community,” said Enrique Murillo, CSUSB doctoral program director, college of education professor, and Latino Education & Advocacy Days executive director.

Further into the article, he said, ““We come from a very diverse and vibrant community, celebrating and recognizing NHHM is an opportunity to raise awareness and to recognize our contributions. We helped build this country just like every other ethnic group.”

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