Celebrating Latine Heritage Month
In celebration of Latine Heritage Month, Western Libraries has put together a selection of items in our collections to highlight and celebrate the many voices and identities in the Latin American community. Our theme for this year is La Comunidad — Avazando Juntos (moving forward together), building on last year’s theme to emphasize the importance of Latine community unity. Visit the website for more information on Latine Heritage Month at Western and events year-round.
Our practice of moving forward together is supporting one another in navigating, specifically higher education and current systems of oppression. Avanzando Juntos is a metaphorical reminder of the importance of not forgetting where one comes from, as well as reflecting on the positive impact that intergenerational mentorship has for students, staff and faculty. The idea of looking back and extending one’s hand to upcoming generations is a practice of community, love, and recognition of family’s teachings.