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More than 50 Albuquerque organizations have joined together for Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 until Oct. 15. The national theme this year is “Honoring our Heritage. Building our Future.”

The organizations have formed an alliance to promote events and activities taking place to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The Hispanic Heritage Month committee has brought together all of the events taking place in Albuquerque that celebrate and put them on to one calendar. The goal of this effort is to benefit each organization, and provide one combined resource for the public to find information and events pertaining to Hispanic Heritage Month.

A complete calendar of events is available here.

Events at the University of New Mexico include:

Through Oct. 10: UNM Libraries exhibit: "I Have a Name," Zimmerman Library Learning Commons and Second Floor Landing & We are all Immigrants: Materials from the University Libraries Collections, Zimmerman Library Learning Commons
UNM Libraries exhibit called “I Have a Name” and until Dec. 13 “We Are All Immigrants.” “I Have a Name” is a collection of portraits and quotes gathered by Tom Feher and writer Robert Adler. This exhibit gives names and faces to individuals who make journeys from Central America. It takes place at Zimmerman Library Learning Commons and Second Floor Landing. “

We Are All Immigrants” is collections relating to Enrique’s Journey. Compiled by Judy Hansen.

UNM Libraries exhibit through Dec. 13
UNM Libraries exhibit "Craft and Resistance: Arpilleras from the University Libraries collections," Zimmerman Library Learning Commons
This exhibit features pieces sewn by Chilean women to commemorate the loss of loved ones and to protest conditions under the Pinochet regime.

Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14
UNM Main Campus Noontime Events 12 – 1 p.m. Cornell/ SUB Mall
UNM Student Activities and the Hispanic Heritage Committee of Albuquerque present programming sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, UNM, HHC, ENLACE NM, El Centro de la Raza and LULAC Youth Council.

Tuesday, Sept. 29
7 - 8 p.m., La Canoa Legacy Talks – Gabriel Melendez, UNM Distinguished Professor, Jose Escobar’s Progreso Literario of 1896: Can Nuevomexicanos write?

Thursday, Oct. 15
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, University of New Mexico
NLAAD was established in response to the impact of HIV and AIDS on Hispanic/ Latino communities nationwide.

Monday, Oct. 19
UNM speaker Charlie Thompson and Border Odyssey: Travels along the U.S./Mexico Divide.

Thursday, Nov. 12
Visit of Enrique’s Journey Award Winning Journalist: Sonia Nazario SUB Ballroom 1 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
UNM Lobo Reading Experience hosts a presentation by author Sonia Nazario on her book Enrique’s Journey.