September 15-October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s a good time to learn more about the Hispanic population in our area and our country, and to learn from events organized by UW-L and Viterbo.
Did you know that the Latino/a/Hispanic community La Crosse is very diverse? Only about 1/3 were born outside the U.S., and Latinos in the area include not only people of Mexican origin, but also people from Central America and the U.S. commonwealth, Puerto Rico. About 2/5 speak Spanish as a primary language; for another 1/5, indigenous languages are primary, and for the other 2/5, English is the first language.*
UW-L and Viterbo have planned a series of events that are free and open to the public: Continue reading.
- Wednesday, September 28, 5 p.m.,
Graff Main Hall Auditorium, UW-L
Poet Denice Frohman
Denice Frohman is an award-winning poet, lyricist, and educator, whose multi-cultural upbringing inspires her to explore the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality
- Thursday, October 6, 5 p.m.
Centennial Hall (1309)
“We Like It Like That”: The Story of Latin Boogaloo (2015)
Introduction and discussion by
Dr. Jonathan Borja (UW-L Department of Music)
*Source: “La Crosse Area Latino/a Population and Demographics,” by Victor Macias-Gonzalez of UW-La Crosse