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Ethnic Studies

Latinas ¡Presente!


September is important for Latinas/os and Latin Americans, as Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua all celebrate their independence during this month. In the US, Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month has for decades officially honored their histories, cultures and contributions. Here at Mills, Latina Heritage Month has for years honored Chicanas and Latinas every September through a diverse, month-long series of cultural, social, and timeline community events that particularly celebrate our indigenous, African, immigrant, and activist roots. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact

Faculty-Staff-Student Dinner
6:00-8:00 pm, September 27, 2016
Alumni House

Latinx Faculty, Staff and Students will gather for a catered dinner and the opportunity to build community with other Latino/a/x.
RSVP only—space is limited

“Yo Soy”(I am…) Monologues
TBA, Student Union

A poetry workshop led by Maya Chinchilla, a Guatemalan, Bay Area-based writer, and Mills Alum. She writes and performs poetry that explores themes of historical memory, heartbreak, tenderness and sexuality. Light refreshments will be served.

Founder's Dinner
5:30-7:00 pm, October 12, 2016
Founders Commons

Join us at Founders Common for a delicious spread of Latin American foods from across the continent provided by Bon Appetit, and Loteria, a Latino/a version of Bingo!

The New American Story Project
7:00-9:00 pm, October 27, 2016
Student Union

sponsored by Mills College English Dept Join us for a night of storytelling and community as NASP celebrates the launch of its digital humanities project capturing the voices of Central American unaccompanied minors living in Oakland. Contact: Professor Marcom at

Dia De Los Muertos Altar
October 30–Nov 5, 2016
Adams Plaza and the Chapel

Day of the Dead is a holiday where an altar is set up for loved ones that passed away. One will be set up in the Chapel and another will be tabled in Adam's Plaza. This year’s altar will have a special focus in remembrance of the victims who lost their lives a few months ago at an Orlando nightclub.

For More Information: Mujeres Unidas Facebook Page

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Last Updated: 10/7/16