We at PIQE are excited to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month! From September 15th to October 15th, the U.S. proudly recognizes the contributions, culture, and influence of Hispanic Americans throughout history. Check out these local events commemorating Hispanic Heritage month, and join in on the festivities!

Thursday, October 6th, 6 p.m.
Heart and Hand Virtual Book Talk | Celebrating Authentic Cultural Representation 

LA County Library and its Chicano Resource Center are hosting a special edition of the Heart-and-Hand Virtual Book Talk Series. This month’s program focuses on Celebrating Authentic Cultural Representation. It will feature an illuminating conversation between Library Director Skye Patrick and Mexican author Annette Chavez Macias.
Register here.

Thursday, September 15th, 4 to 5 p.m. | Planting Stories IN-PERSON Program | Westlake Village Library

Attend a reading of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise. Learn about famed Latinx author and librarian Pura Belpré, and create paper-bag puppets! For ages 4 – 12.
Register here.

September 26th to November 12th | Día De Los Muertos Altar Display And Art Exhibition

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach presents its Día de los Muertos exhibition. This is a juried
display of art and altars open to artists residing in Southern California. The works are on view in the museum’s
Education Gallery Wednesdays through Sundays, beginning at 11 a.m. The museum closes at 9 p.m. on Thursdays and 5 p.m. on all other days. Tickets cost $7-$10. Thanks to Target, the museum is free every Sunday.


Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!

Tuesday, October 9th, 5 to 7 p.m. | UCLA Luskin Lecture: Jorge Ramos 

The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs hosts journalist Jorge Ramos for a lecture. The event will be held at the
Westwood campus. Ramos is the long-time host of Univision Noticias’ evening news and its Sunday news magazine Al Punto. Over a 30+ year career, he fought for the rights of marginalized communities in Mexico and the U.S. Admission is free. Registration is required for each attendee.
Register here.

Sunday, September 18th,  12 to 5 p.m. | A Day in Culture!

Join Merced County Department of Public Health, local non-profits, community-based organizations, and local
businesses for a day of #culture, #food, and #FUN. FREE COVID-19 Vaccinations are available for everyone 6 months and older.

Thursday, September 29th, 4 to 5 p.m. | Skyline Hills Library

Watch the Disney movie Coco, while sculpting your own mystical clay Alebrije (ah-le-bree-heh). Alebrijes are whimsical
pieces of Mexican folk art. These pieces depict mystical and imaginary creatures. Each is painted with intense colors and intricate patterns.
Register here.