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Come Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Dallas Community Colleges

Last updated on September 26, 2019

You’re invited to come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in September and October at Dallas Community Colleges. Campus events will feature speakers, a luncheon, dances, food, readings and so much more while honoring the rich Hispanic traditions, history and culture.

Eastfield College

Friday, Sept. 14 Frida Fun Friday, join us for the launch of Hispanic Heritage month with arts and crafts plus a performance from Anita Martinez Ballet Folkorico. Come to the lower courtyard from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and enjoy the show.

Wednesday, Sept. 19 — Hispanic Heritage Month Pop Up Read-in presents several short 15-minute readings featuring Latino/Hispanic authors. Texts will to highlight the literary achievements and contributions of Latino/Hispanic authors throughout the day. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Tuesday, Oct. 2 — Join us on the lawn outside of the F-building for the movie, “CoCo.” You don’t want to miss this family-friendly event with activities and free food.

Monday, Oct. 8 — Don’t miss the Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia Challenge! Meet in G-101/102 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for small team trivia featuring themes related to Hispanic Heritage.

El Centro College

Tuesday, Sept. 25 — Come learn salsa dancing with free lessons, a panel discussion on Hispanic Heritage and free food at 11:30 a.m. in the student center.

Mountain View College

Monday, Sept. 17 — Join us as we celebrate the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month and embrace rich and vibrant cultures. Our kickoff celebration will start at 12:30 p.m. and take place in the courtyard! Be there!

Wednesday, Sept. 19 — Come and participate in our weekly conversational Spanish lessons. It will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in W-139.

Thursday, Sept. 20 — Check out “The Rise and Fall of Brown Buffalo” showing at 12:30 p.m. in W-181/183. This event is sponsored by Sigma Delta Mu Spanish Honor Society.

Thursday, Sept. 20 — Interested in taking Latin dance classes? Join us for salsa dance lessons from 2-3 p.m.!

Wednesday, Sept. 26 — Weekly conversational Spanish lessons from noon to1 p.m. in W-139.

Thursday, Sept. 27 — Don’t miss the showing of “Santa & Andres” at 12:30 p.m. in W-181/183. Sponsored by Sigma Delta Mu Spanish Honor Society.

Thursday, Sept. 27 — Get to moving with free Latin dance lessons from 2-3 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 3 — Weekly conversational Spanish lessons from noon to 1 p.m. in W-139.

Thursday, Oct. 4 — Latin Dance Party Finale and taco bar to celebrate National Taco Day from 2- 4 p.m.!

Thursday, Oct. 11 — Don’t miss the showing of “The Black Roots of Salsa: The Emancipation of Cuban Rumba” starting at 12:30 p.m. in W-181/183.

Monday, Oct. 15 — Discover and experience culture through literature and music with the LatinX Read-in.

North Lake College

Monday, Sept. 17 — Student Life will kickoff Hispanic Heritage month with pasteles (Mexican pastries) and hot chocolate from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Student Life Center.

Thursday, Oct. 11 — Come and see Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico Dance Company perform from noon to 2 p.m. in the Student Life Center.

Richland College

Wednesday, Sept. 19 — Loteria and Trivia will be from noon to 1 p.m. on the cafeteria stage.

Tuesday, Sept. 25 — Experiential Learning Activity, “A Dreamer’s Reality,” will take place from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the cafeteria stage.

Wednesday, Sept. 26 — Latin Karaoke is from noon to 1 p.m. on the cafeteria stage.

Thursday, Oct. 4 — Latin Dance History and Demo with Phyllis Williams from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the East Breezeway.

Monday, Oct. 8 — A.C. Cristales is a motivational speaker, who is passionate about developing mission-driven and legacy-minded students and educators. He will be speaking from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in SH-118.

Monday, Oct. 15 — Please join us for the closing ceremony, “A Latina’s 40-Day Journey Through Asia,” with Michelle Navarro from 12:30-2 p.m. in SH-118.

About Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month began 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 Sept. 15 and ending on Oct. 15.

Sept. 15 is a significant date 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 Sept. 16 and 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day( or Día de la Raza) which is October 12 falls within this 30 day period.

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