National Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

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September 15-October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month celebrating the independence of several Latin American countries and honoring the diversity of cultures across Hispanic and Latin communities. We invite everyone to the thoughtful and fun programming curated by the Hispanic Bar Association in collaboration with many other student organizations across campus that honors the contributions of Hispanic and Latine communities in law, culture, and beyond. Find historical resources, interactive experiences, and event information on this resource page. 

While this page is the result of a collaborative effort, it is not a comprehensive resource. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to explore other resources and to feel free to share those that may add to the richness of this page. Please email any insights to [email protected].

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Events | Learn | Engage | Resources


Please refer to the Campus Docket and Engage for the most up-to-date event information

Stetson Law Events:

Hispanic Heritage Month Display
Dolly and Homer Hand Library
September-October│First floor atrium

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to stop by the library to learn more about Stetson Law's Hispanic and Latine history.

Cafecito/Breakfast Bonanza Hour
Hispanic Bar Association and the Student Wellness Society 
September 21, 2023│ 9 am-10:30 am│Great Hall Foyer | Please RSVP through Engage

Affirmative Action Panel
Hispanic Bar Association | Asian American Law Student Association | Black Law Student Association 
September 28, 2023│ 12 pm-1 pm│The Great Hall | Please RSVP through Engage

Navigating Borders: Personal Journeys through Florida's Immigration Law Reform and Career Triumphs
Hispanic Bar Association | Asian American Law Student Association | Middle Eastern and North African Law Student Association | Immigration Law Student Association
October 3, 2023│ 12 pm-1:30 pm│The Great Hall | Please RSVP through Engage

Jueves con los Jueces (Thursday with the Judges)
Hispanic Bar Association
October 12, 2023│ 12 pm-1 pm│Classroom A | Please RSVP through Engage

Celebrating la Cultura: Mixer Event
Hispanic Bar Association | Immigration Law Student Association
October 19, 2023│ 6 pm-9 pm│Advocacy Center 

Local Events:

Tampa Bay Latine Film Festival
Mi Gente Mi Pueblo | Creative Pinellas
September 16│ 4 pm - 8 pm  │Creative Pinellas (12211 Walsingham Rd Largo, FL 33778) | Please RSVP here

Movida 2023: My Identity
Mi Gente Mi Pueblo | Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg
October 7│ 12 pm - 5 pm  │Center for Health Equity (2333 34th Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33711) | Please RSVP here

Viva Tampa Bay Hispanic Heritage Festival
Viva Tampa Bay
October 8│ 11 am- 9 pm  │Perry Harvey Sr. Park  (900 East Scott Street Downtown Tampa, FL 33602)


Culture and Identity

How Latinos Are Reclaiming Their Ancestral Cuisine
The Smithsonian
Many foods regarded as "super-foods" are indigenous to Latin America


Watch a snippet from an interview series that reflects the rich diversity of the Latine experience. (National Museum of the American Latino, 2023) (Duration 1:30)

Terminology and Language

Puerto Rico: Linguistic Trajectory and History
The Smithsonian
A story map journeying through Puerto Rico's linguistic history

The Terms That Bind Us: From Hispanic to Latine
The New York Library
The history of terms that have been used to describe those with ancestry from Spanish-speaking territories 

Latinx Civil Rights History

Latinx Civil Rights Cases
Library of Congress
A resource guide for Latinx civil rights cases that span from 1911 to 2012

1938: Spanish-Speaking People's Congress
Library of Congress
How can a group of concerned citizens impact society? 

Hispanic and Latinx Pioneers and Advocates

"Hidden Figure": Professor Luz Nagle
Stetson University College of Law
Professor Luz Nagle was celebrated as Stetson Law's first tenured Hispanic professor

Activists and Legal Trailblazers
The American Bar Association
The American Bar Association highlights a few legal trailblazers and activists of Hispanic/Latino heritage 

Hispanic Veterans' Stories
The Library of Congress
Dive into this archive of Hispanic Veterans' stories


Shaping the Nation
The Smithsonian
Individuals within the Latino community have made a significant difference to better our nation. Learn how the United States is shaped by their continuous contributions in this online exhibit. 


Stetson Law's Hispanic Bar Association
Tampa Hispanic Bar Association
Stetson University's Latinx Student Union