Hispanic Heritage Month

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Kellogg Community College’s annual observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month continues this fall! 

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the U.S. from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 each year to celebrate Latino culture and the past and present contributions of individuals with Latino heritage. The month-long observance began as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 and was expanded to a full 30 days in 1988; the Sept. 15 start date is relevant as the anniversary of the independence of several Latin American countries.

For more information about National Hispanic Heritage Month, visit hispanicheritagemonth.gov.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 Events

EVENT NAMEDATE & TIMELOCATIONDESCRIPTIONLINK
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Hispanic Heritage Month Materials and Exhibit at KCCAll month long!KCC's Morris Library and OnlineMorris Library has compiled movies, articles, artwork, interviews and more to lead the way into exploring Latino culture and the past and present contributions of individuals with Latino heritage.Morris Library Online Exhibit
Hispanic Heritage Month kick off!September 15-16 Online and at North Ave CampusThe celebration begins! TBD
Blaze va a la RMTCSeptember 22Online premiereJoin some of our Spanish-speaking staff here at KCC in a reading of Blaze goes to RMTC, in Spanish! Kellogg.edu on Facebook

Read all the Blaze Books here!
Zumba Virtual ClassSeptember 27
5:30 p.m.
Online PremiereJoin Zumba instructor Madeline Mularski for a virtual Zumba class!Kellogg.edu on Facebook
Face to Face Zumba ClassSeptember29
5:15 p.m.
The Kellogg Room in the Student Center of North Avenue CampusJoin Zumba instructor Madeline Mularski for a Zumba class!
Zumba Virtual ClassOctober 1
5:30 p.m.
Online PremiereJoin Zumba instructor Madeline Mularski for a virtual Zumba class!Kellogg.edu on Facebook
Almuerzo Latino: Hispanic Heritage Month LunchOctober 5
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Kellogg RoomCome learn about significance of different foods in Hispanic cultures throughout the world, and get lunch from Torti Taco
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) TourOctober 12
6:00 p.m.
Virtual event - REQUIRES PRE-REGISTRATIONExplore Judy Baca's exhibit: Memorias de Nuestra Tierra through a virtual tour of the MOLAA

Judy Baca: Memorias de Nuestra Tierra, a Retrospective is the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of the internationally renowned Chicana muralist, public intellectual and community activist, Judy Baca. Baca is a painter and muralist, community arts pioneer, and scholarly-educator who has been teaching in the UC system for more than 30 years. As founder of the first City of Los Angeles Mural Program in 1974 – which evolved into the non-profit Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) – Baca has been engaged in the creation of sites of public memory within historically disenfranchised communities since 1976. She continues to serve as SPARC's artistic director while employing digital technology to co-create collaborative murals at the UCLA/SPARC Cesar Chavez Digital Mural Lab.
Read more about the exhibit
TBD. Registration page
Hispanic Heritage Month ClosingOctober 15Online and at North Ave CampusJoin us in reflection and celebration as Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 comes to a closeTBD

Additional Hispanic Heritage Month Resources

Contact

For more information about National Hispanic Heritage Month events, initiatives and resources at KCC, contact KCC’s Student Life office at 269-565-2634 or studentlife@kellogg.edu.