Celebrating Latino-Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month

Onondaga Community College is making Hispanic Heritage Month bigger and better than ever. The celebration traditionally runs from September 15 to October 15. OCC’s Hispanic Heritage Month Workgroup chose a theme for this year’s event, “Many Identities, One Tapestry.” The group also decided to expand the event on campus and rename it Latino-Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month. A robust list of related events are scheduled including:


Meet Spanish Club Officer at the “Get Involved Fair”

  • Date: Thursday, September 6
  • Time: 11am-1pm
  • Location: Gordon Student Center Hallway


Studying Abroad in the Dominican Republic and Belize

  • Date: Monday, September 10
  • Time: 11:10am-12:20pm
  • Location: Mawhinney Hall, room 345
  • Students who traveled to the Dominican Republic during the spring 2018 semester share their stories. Professors Rick McClain, Ben Miller and Tim Scott also discuss an upcoming study abroad opportunity to Belize in 2019.


Refugees Discuss Changes in U.S. Immigration Policies and the Impact on our Country (panel discussion)

  • Date: Wednesday, September 12
  • Time: 11am-12:30pm
  • Location: Mawhinney Hall, room 245


Latino Icons, Heroes and Superheroes: A Display of Cultural Artifacts

  • Dates: September 15 to October 15
  • Location: Hallway outside Mawhinney Hall room 350


Puerto Rico: One Year After Hurricane Maria

  • Date: Monday, September 17
  • Time: 11:10am-12:20pm
  • Location: Mawhinney Hall, room 245


Life Through the Lens of Deaf Latino Photographer Gabriel Ponte-Flear

  • Date: Friday, September 21
  • Time: 11:10am-12:20pm
  • Location: Mawhinney Hall, room 345
  • This event is hosted by the American Sign Language Faculty and Students.


Latinos in the U.S. Armed Forces Featuring Juanita Perez Williams

  • Date: Monday, September 24
  • Time: 11:10am-12:20pm
  • Location: Mawhinney Hall, room 345
  • Perez Williams is a U.S. Navy Veteran and former candidate for Syracuse Mayor and the 24th Congressional District.


Latino–Hispanic–LatinX Heritage Month Cultural Sampler

  • Date: Wednesday, September 26
  • Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Ann Felton Multicultural Center


Spanish Music, Salsa Dancing & Spanish Cuisine

  • Date: Wednesday, October 3
  • Time: 11am-1pm
  • Location: Amphitheater outside Academic II and Gordon Student Center


All events are free and open to the public.

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