Office of Multicultural Programs

Over the years, the LGBTQ movement has made great strides in fighting for equality and acceptance. However, misconceptions about and injustices toward the LGBTQ community are still prevalent.

In light of LGBTQ History Month this October, members of Missouri State University’s LGBTQ community will come together to showcase LGBTQ pride. There will be several events on campus to create visibility around queer and transgender identity. They are free and open to the public. 

Kevin White, Missouri State University

The new academic year at Missouri State University has begun. The first major celebration of the fall semester will honor the history, culture and contributions of citizens of Latin heritage.

Latinx Heritage Month will take place in September, featuring several events that are free and open to the public. 

Throughout history, the culture and contributions of African Americans have, too often, been neglected or overlooked. That’s why Black History Month, which takes place in the United States each year in February, is an important observance.

Most are familiar with terms like Latino or Hispanic, but what does it mean to be Latinx? Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, executive director of multicultural programs at Missouri State University, is here to explain and to welcome everyone to celebrate September as Latinx Heritage Month.

Garcia-Pusateri, who was new to her position this time last year, notes that the programming will be amplified due to more time to plan and execute.

Schedule of events

Historian and scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson is credited for setting the foundation for what we now know as national Black History Month, observed each February.

In 1926, he launched Negro History Week to bring national attention to the contributions of black Americans throughout history. Then in 1976, during the American bicentennial celebration, President Gerald Ford formally established Black History Month. 

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