Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month
"Celebrating our African and Indigenous Roots"
September 15 - October 15, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Student discussion: "What is it like to be a Latinx/Hispanic Student in the Medical Field?"
Jayhawk Coffee Break
Wednesday September 23, 8:00-8:45 a.m.
Kick off of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month, mingling with colleagues and enjoying a morning cup.
Community Conversation: Culture Hour-Latin@ vs.Latinx and Hispanic/Latino
Thursday, September 24, 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Is it Latino, Latina, Latinx or Hispanic? Hear from members of the Latino Medical Student Association about the meaning of these words.
Community Conversation: COVID-19 and the Latinx Population
Film Discussion: Black in Latin America: Haiti and The Dominican Republic- The Roots of Division
Thursday, October 1, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
The first episode of the Black in Latin America series explores race and identity in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Follow-up panel discussion moderated by KU film faculty member, Dr. Tamara Falicov Professor, Department of Film and Media Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Kansas
Community Conversation: Crucial Conversations- "But really, where are you from?"
Unconscious bias and Microaggressions in academia and healthcare.
Tuesday, October 6, 12:00-12:45 p.m.
A casual conversation with Latinxs students, staff, and faculty about their own experiences around microaggressions in academia and healthcare contexts.
Research Day, Keynote & Roundtable
Wednesday, October 14, 10:00-3:30 p.m.
Research Day is a full-day event to highlight the work of scholars, researchers, and community stakeholders who are leading the way in health and social issues of Latinx communities in the US and Latin America with the goal of supporting a diverse scientific workforce, improving awareness of significant health disparities, and developing research collaborations.
Neurology and Aging; Health Coverage and Pediatric and Maternal Health; Latinos, Culture and Context
m-health; Epidemiology and Basic Laboratory Research
Introduction: Executive Dean Ojo
Keynote address by Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Roundtable with Latinx Professionals of Indigenous and Black Roots
- Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month Research Day Schedule (PDF)
- Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month Research Day Program (PDF)
- Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month Research Day Presentations (PDF)
Digital Biographical Posters
September 15 - October 15
Look for posters of researchers, faculty, staff, and students showcase the breadth of experts and learners at KUMC who identify as Latinx in your email and social media, or view the biographies online.
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, JUNTOS Center for Advancing Latino Health, Latino Medical Student Association, Office of International Programs, School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Student Diversity Council, Student National Medical Association, The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Cabinet, University of Kansas Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science Chapter