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Origins of Latinx Heritage Month

Humanities Radio, the University of Utah College of Humanities' podcast, is leading conversations about the humanities in the 21st century with interviews of faculty, students and alumni who share information and ideas about the importance of the humanities in today's world.

In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, recognized nationally Sept. 15-Oct. 15,  Humanities Radio will have two episodes examining various aspects of Hispanic/Latinx heritage. In the first episode featured below, Danielle Olden, assistant professor of history explores National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month—its origins, transformation and shortcomings.

A second episode will feature Susie Porter, professor of history and gender studies and director of the Center for Latin American Studies. Porter will discuss the history of the women’s labor movement in Mexico and her book “From Angel to Office Worker; Middle-Class Identity of Female Consciousness in Mexico, 1890-1950.” This episode will be available on Sept. 29.

The Origins of Hispanic Latino Heritage Month