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Celebrate Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month at MCC with six events

09/09/2019

Mott Community College invites you to celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month at six events Sept. 17 through October 15. The International Institute at the College is hosting a variety of cultural experiences that include film, music, art, conversation and a trivia night. All events are free and open to the public.

“We want to recognize the contributions made by Hispanic and Latinx Americans to the United States,” said Jessica Esperanza, Coordinator of the Foreign Language program at MCC.

“Today nearly 58 million people, or 18% of Americans, are of Hispanic or Latinx origin and another 3.3 million are residents of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory,” Esperanza added. “Our events are intended to learning about and celebrating the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively enriched our nation and society.”

The events kick off Sept. 17 from noon to 2 p.m. with the film “Dolores,” about activist Dolores Huerta, in the Curtice-Mott building, Room 2106. Discussion to follow the film.

Latinx-Q Art, Sept. 23 from noon to 1, is an exploration of Afro-Latina and Afro-Latinx artists. Dr. Jjenna Andrews will show how they incorporate their cultures into their art, and use their art to challenge stereotypes, assert their identity as strong women, and address issues of social justice. This will be held in the Center for Teaching and Learning, third floor of the Mott Library.

Sept. 30 student Mariah Romero will present “Obras Y Mores,” about how Rigoberta Menchu used the Spanish language to take actions and inspire change, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Curtice-Mott building, Room 2106.

Join the CAFÉ y CONVERSACIÓN Oct. 2 and enjoy coffee, tea and pastries, and a conversation on Latinx history, culture and significance. From 10 to 11 a.m. in the Curtice-Mott building, Room 2106.

Oct. 10 is ¡MÚSICA EN VIVO!, a celebration of live music, dancing and light refreshments with the Lansing-based group Flamenco empanao from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Curtice-Mott building, Room 2106.

See if you have what it takes to win a Hispanic/Latinx Cultural Trivia contest Oct. 15! Join us for a fun evening of culture, trivia, music, food, prizes, and more, from 6 -8 p.m. the Curtice-Mott building, Room 2106.

For more information, call 810-396-8186 or email jessica.esperanza@mcc.edu.

 


Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.

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September 9, 2019
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