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History and Heritage Months

One way we celebrate diversity at UMSL is with collaborative programming from departments and student organizations. We currently program for the following: Hispanic Heritage Month, LGBTQ+ History Month, Black History Month, and Womxn's History Month.

From September 15-October 15, we celebrate and learn about the many cultures and histories of the Hispanic and Latinx community. From food, to dance, to history we help the UMSL campus better understand Hispanic and Latinx Americans and their heritages. More information on UMSL's Hispanic Heritage Month programs and events.

In October, we bring the community together to observe the history of the gay rights movement as well as celebrating the countless contributions of the people involved in the LGBTQ+ community. From drag shows to film screenings, learn more about UMSL's LGBTQ+ History Month programs and events.

Each February, we come together with student organizations and other departments to celebrate and honor the many important and invaluable contributions African Americans and Black people have made in our world, as well as educating about the past and present-day experiences in the Black community. More information about UMSL's Black History Month programs and events.

Womxn throughout history and around the globe have contributed to the advancement of society, and continue to influence our lives today. We honor the many womxn who have come before us with educational and inspirational programming during the month of March. We also take time to bring empowerment and development of our UMSL students through the Womxn's Empowerment Institute each March. More information about UMSL's Womxn's History Month programs and events.