Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15 - October 15

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About

"Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Dia de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period."

Source: 2012, Library of Congress, hispanicheritagemonth.gov

Events

SEPT

26

Food Festival & Fundraiser: Taste of Latin-America

  • when: 11am - 1pm
  • who: St. Stephens Catholic Church
  • where: Lee campus, Student Center
  • what: Enjoy a few samples of authentic Latin dishes, including enchiladas, flan, tostadas, empanadas, and tres leches

OCT

2

Movie Showing: My Family

  • when: 11am - 1pm
  • who: Diversity Club
  • where: Lee campus, Student Center
  • what: "When I was born here, this was Mexico, and where I lie this is still Mexico." --From the film, Mi Familia, starring Edward James Olmos and Jennifer Lopez. Chronicles three generations of a Mexican-American family who immigrated to East Los Angeles.

OCT

3

Make-a-Piñata Day

  • when: 11am - 1pm
  • who: Diversity Club
  • where: Lee campus, Student Center
  • what: Piñatas, or cartonerías, are a traditional hand-craft in Mexican culture. Come join us as we eat candy, make piñatas, and paper flowers to celebrate a favorite Mexican custom among children.

OCT

4

Food Festival: Taste of Latin-America

  • when: 11am - 1pm
  • who: Ya Tu Sabes Mexican Restaurant, Sanford, NC
  • where: Pittsboro Campus, Bldg. 41, Student Center
  • what: Chips and Salsa

OCT

9

Latin-Ballroom Dancing

  • when: 2pm - 3pm
  • who: Meghan Strieter
  • where: Lee campus, CFC Gym
  • what: CCCC student, Meghan Strieter will demonstrate the fundamentals of popular Latin moves including the Salsa, Cha Cha, and Tango.

OCT

10

¡Fiesta! Party with D.J Glare

  • when: 11am - 1pm
  • who: D.J. Glare
  • where: Lee campus, Student Center
  • what: Come party with us as D.J. Glare runs down a play-list of modern Latin dance moves and music from your favorite Bachata , Reggaeton , Salsa, and Bolero artists.

OCT

17

History of Spanish Art

  • when: 2pm - 3pm
  • who: Begona Buxens, Spanish Instructor
  • where: Lee Campus, CFC Room 802
  • what: History of Spanish Art: an overview of cultural diversity in Spain viewed through politics and art.

OCT

31

Art Contest: "What Being Hispanic Means to Me"

  • when: Now through October 31
  • who: CCCC Students/Staff
  • where: Submit entries via Mike Neal, Student Center
  • what: Express your creativity to illustrate the importance of Hispanic culture to you. Winners announced November 2. Prizes will vary.