Office of Multicultural Programs

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. 

In observance of national LGBTQ+ History Month, the office of multicultural programs at Missouri State University will present a host of events to share about the successes and struggles of the LGBTQ+ community.

The month-long celebration starts on Oct. 6 and ends on Oct. 27 with events such as: