Welcome to the Chicana/o/x Studies Event Page!

Here you will find a list of our upcoming, recent, and past events related to Chicana/o/x Studies. This includes events related to the program, student organizations, the Peer Mentoring Program, CAMP, and Community Organizations. Be on the lookout for annual programming for Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th – October 15th), Dia De Los Muertos, Cinco De Mayo, and more!

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Indigenous Chocolate Masterclass

FEB. 11, 2021 | 4 PM - 6 PM (PST)

The Chicana/o/x Studies Program (CHST) is partnering with Instituto De Intercambios Culturales Y Educativos De México (IICEM) to bring an Indigenous Chocolate Masterclass.

The IICEM is a non-profit Civil Association constituted with a goal to contribute to conservation, diffusion and development of the culture, crafts, uses, customs, music, dance, gastronomy, art, and the languages of the indigenous people of Mexico. The IICEM works with local Indigenous artisans to fund their small business through workshops, markets, classes, and much more. As the COVID-19 restrictions have risen in Mexico and the U.S., these artisans have lost access to finance and capital as rely on tourism and assistance from other universities to support their profession. The IICEM is collaborating with other organization to aid their community using an online presence in hopes of reaching a larger audience. Dr. Nydia A. Martinez, Director of the Chicana/o/x Studies Program has worked with IICEM in the past when planning the Oaxaca Study Abroad program for EWU students. The Chicana/o/x Studies Program wants to continue supporting this community partnership with IICEM and bring these ancestral experiences to the EWU community as part of the CHST Peer Mentoring Program.

Chocolate is an integral part of the Indigenous culture in Mexico and Indigenous artisans from Oaxaca, Mexico will be providing a Masterclass on making handmade chocolates. You can join this incredible opportunity on February 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (PST) via YouTube LIVE. 

Together, you will go through the whole process from scratch. Using some of the most amazing cacao beans from Mexico, you will be learning in the comfort of your home the fundamentals of chocolate making.

This class is perfect for beginners who want to expand their knowledge of the chocolate world. Follow along during the LIVE event with a side-by-side comparison of Indigenous practices. This is a perfect handmade gift to give to friends and loved ones before Valentines Day.


Register today to receive a chocolate kit featuring easy-to-follow instructions that will walk you through every step of the process, including the cacao beans, cinnamon, sugar, and detailed recipe for two.

Share with your friends or family the great flavor of handmade chocolate.

Deadline to receive a kit is Jan. 28 at 5 p.m.

Hurry to sign up before they run out!

If you would like to support this event and future events like it, please donate any amount to the EWU Chicano Program. Any questions please contact the program at

Thank you for our Sponsors for their generosity:

  • Eagle Entertainment
  • Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership (S.A.I.L)
  • Multicultural Center
  • JFK Library
  • Children Studies

Thank you to these partners for making this event possible!

  • College of social sciences
  • Eagle Sound
  • Hispanic Business & Professional Association (HBPA)
  • Instituto De Intercambios Culturales Y Educativos De México (IICEM)
  • Multicultural Center
  • Office of Community Engagement (OCE)
  • Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership (S.A.I.L)
  • EWU Alumni Association
  • Eagle Entertainment

Past Events

Eric Anderson, Regional Manager at Sherwin Williams and Lucy Cardenas, EWU Alumni & Professional Coatings Representative, will be speaking about the opportunities Sherwin Williams offers such as internships, hands-on training, and much more. Great opportunity for Business Majors. We are excited to see them there, come join us!

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
8:00 am – 9:30 am


Chicana/o/x Studies will be holding a discussion on identity and content creation hosted by Terry Blas!

Terry Blas is the illustrator and writer behind the ongoing web series Briar Hollow. His work has appeared on comic book covers for Bravest Warriors, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, Rick and Morty, and The Legend of Bold Riley. As the host of The Gnerd Podcast, he runs a monthly pop culture examination show. His latest project with Oni Press is an original graphic novel, a murder mystery set at a fat camp, called Morbid Obesity, which he co-wrote. His auto-bio mini-comic, You Say Latino, was featured on NPR, OPB,, and He recently completed the art for a new comic from Northwest Press: Mama Tits Saves the World.

Join us in welcoming comic artist and creator Terry Blas October 19th, 2020, at 12:00 – 1:30 PM!

You Say Latinx by Terry Blas

The Chicana/o/x Program is aiding to promoting the different presentations and events in partnership with the Spokane Public Library and other campus partners in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). You can click here for the list of events.

Latin america flags surround the frame of a square


Chicana/o/x Studies Program Takes Part in Hispanic Heritage Month

Latinas In Mariachi

Three Altars to observe while you are driving through. There will be goodie bags for the kids, traditional bread of the dead (pan de muerto), video production playing on our Facebook page with history, testimonials, and musical performances

November 1st, 2020
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Virtual Event  Virtual Drive-Thru

Virtual Live-Stream

Sherwin Williams Flier
Terry Blas