The 2021 My LA2050 Grants Challenge is here! We're giving away $1 million to make LA the best place to live, learn, play, create, and connect.

Learn more


​Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month in Los Angeles

Posted September 16, 2020 by Team LA2050

National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month takes place each year from September 15 to October 15, paying tribute to the historical and cultural legacy of Hispanic/Latinx people in the US. In honor of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, we've curated a list of resources to help you learn more about this legacy and opportunities for you to safely engage in virtual events.


Browse the website of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument and learn about its history from the founding of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles in 1781 to the present time.

Discover the Latinx history of LA's Eastside from the Los Angeles Conservancy.

Check out the UCLA Library's collection of Latina and Latina Oral History recordings.

Watch this PBS film and learn about the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943.

Read the Natural History of Museum's collection of stories celebrating Latinx Heritage Month.

Read this article, “ Latino Identity in South Los Angeles – Across the Generations," on KCET about the findings of the 2016 study “Roots|Raíces: Latino Engagement, Place Identities, and Shared Futures in South Los Angeles."


Participate in the Los Angeles Public Library's bilingual English-Spanish Los Angeles Libros Festival on September 26 from 10am to 5pm, live on Facebook and YouTube.

Attend "Searching for Your Indigenous Roots in Mexico" a virtual lecture from John Schmal via the Los Angeles Public Library on September 24 at 4pm.

Join one of this month's En Casa con LA Plaza Zoom Sessions

  • September 16 at 7pm | The Independence of Mexico: 210 Years of Heritage Between Two Nations with Jose Antonio Aguirre and Margarita Medina, Mexican Cultural Institute of Los Angeles
  • September 21 at 3pm | Polvorones Tricolor Baking Demonstration with Eliceo Lara
  • September 22 at 7pm |Mexican-American History Makers with Armando Durón and Julio Vallejo
  • More on the LA Plaza website

Experience this month's New Filmmakers Los Angeles (NMFLA) Film Festival, "InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema" on September 26.

On October 15 at 11am, join All Raise for Latinx VCs Talk Pathways into Venture and the Future of Work.