LAtin american
Heritage month

September 15 - October 15, 2021


Designed by LANA member and Creative Services Graphic Designer Eduardo de Ugarte, the banner features the LANA logo which represents the sun sign common across North, Central and South America with the “rays” formed by hands, symbolizing community coming together. It is also decorated with flowers and chilies, common across Latin America and the diamonds made up of rainbow triangles are a take-off from ancient wiphala used across indigenous peoples throughout the Andes.


Use the banner as your Zoom background! Download the image here.

September 15, 4 - 5 pm - Latin American Heritage Month Kick Off Event


Join the LANA Steering Committee for a little community building and an overview of this month's events.

September 22, 12 -1 pm - The Accidental Mathematician: Advice on Succeeding as a Minority in STEM-Land - Juan Meza, Ph.D. Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of California, Merced


Juan C. Meza is currently serving as the Division Director at the National Science Foundation’s Division of Mathematical Sciences. Prior to this position, he served as Dean of the School of Natural Sciences at the University of California, Merced. As the Dean, he served as the primary executive officer for the School of Natural Sciences and was responsible for establishing a vision and strategy for the School; recruiting, retaining, and supporting talented faculty; enhancing the academic profile and scholarly impact of the School; and advancing diversity in all academic and administrative areas. Juan also holds a position as Professor of Applied Mathematics, where his current research interests include nonlinear optimization with an emphasis on methods for parallel computing.

September 30, 10 -11 am - Cafecito


Bring your coffee and join LANA to celebrate Latin American Heritage Month. This will be a fun, social gathering to catch up, share stories and play loteria (bingo).

October 7, 12 - 1 pm - Collaboration with the Community for the Advancement of Latinos at DOE (CALDOE)


The Community for the Advancement of Latinos at the Department of Energy, CALDOE, works in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. CALDOE is a voluntary membership organization that aims to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion through continual learning. It provides opportunities to the Hispanic/Latino community by expanding agency outreach and services, serves as a link between Latino/Hispanic employees and senior management, and connects a diverse array of backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences to the Department’s key decision-makers

October 12, 10 -11 am - Cafecito


Bring your coffee and join LANA to celebrate Latin American Heritage Month. This will be a fun, social gathering to catch up, share stories and play loteria (bingo).

October 14, 5:30 - 6:30 - Groove Lounge


In collaboration with the Latin American & Native American (LANA) Employee Resource Group, the Groove Lounge is back for an evening of Latin themed music.

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