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Hispanic Heritage Month

September & October 2022
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Celebrate With Us

We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success.

The theme for 2022 is "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation."

Montgomery College is now a Hispanic Serving Institutionnew window (HSI). If you are interested in joining our forthcoming HSI Task Force and advocating to improve services to Hispanics at MC, please apply herenew window.

Events

Please check back as events are are being added throughout the month.

Wednesday, September 14: 3:30–5 p.m.

MCPS Roberto Clemente Middle School Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and Fair.
Wear your MC colors and pass out MC swag at their HHM celebration and fair (indoor event). 
Roberto Clemente Middle School (mapnew window)
Contact:
Karla Silvestre (MC Community Engagement)


Thursday, September 15: 6–8 p.m.

Montgomery College's 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) )

Please RSVP via this linknew window.

Join us for a reception, cultural performances, remarks and networking. Dessert reception to follow.
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Cultural Arts Center - CU, 7995 Georgia Ave Silver Spring (map)
Contacts:
Sonia Pruneda-Hernández, Karla Silvestre, Glenda Hernández Tittle, and Ramon De La Cruz


Monday, September 19: 3:30 p.m.

Hagamos la Conexión: Montgomery County, Montgomery College & El Salvador (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) )
Presentation on Global Classrooms where MC students were connected with students in Salvadoran universities. 
Professor Shelley Jones
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Catherine F. Scott Commons, CM 221 (map)
Contact:
Maria-Elvira Luna-Escudero-Alie


Thursday, September 22: noon–1 p.m.

Future of Tech Series: Blockchain Technology and Cybersecurity: Featured Speaker: Eduardo Noboa
Event Flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
Rockville Campus, ignITe Hub, MK 109 (map)
Contact:
Kimberly Bloch-Rincan


Friday, September 23: noon–1:30 p.m.

Mental Health Panel (Spanish): Moderator: Gloria Bonilla. Licensed Therapists: Myrta Molina (Private Practice/MCPS) and Cristobal Fernandez (Every Mind) (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) )
Rockville Campus, Science Center West, SW 301 (map)
Contact:
Henry Caballero


Monday, September 26: noon–1 p.m.

Spanish for Beginners (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) )
Facilitated by Professor Cristina Butler
Location: Rockville Campus, Science Center, SC 152 (map)


Tuesday, September 27: 5:30–7:30 p.m.

2nd Annual Nuestra Voz: Latino Educators Making a Difference (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) )
Rockville Campus (map)
Contacts:
Sonia Pruneda-Hernández or Glenda Hernández Tittle

In collaboration with MCPS Latino Educators


Wednesday, September 28: 2:20 p.m.

Simón Bolivar and the History of Iberian-America (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) )
Professor Karl Smith
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Catherine F. Scott Commons, CM 211 (map)
Contact:
Maria-Elvira Luna-Escudero-Alie


Thursday, September 29: 11 a.m.

The Arabic Influence in Spanish Language (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) )
Professor Rania Suliman
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Catherine F. Scott Commons, CM 211 (map)
Contact:
Maria-Elvira Luna-Escudero-Alie


Thursday, September 29 and October 6, 13, & 20: 3–4 p.m.

Latinx/Hispanic Literature Workshop (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) )
Rockville Campus, Humanities 005 (map)
Contact:
writingcenter.rockville@montgomerycollege.edu
Registrationnew window


Tuesday, October 4: 11 a.m.

Poet: Denice Frohman (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) )
Germantown Campus, High Technology and Science Center HT, Globe Hall (map)
Contacts:
Henry Caballero, Kayla Yost, Carla Naranjo, Sarah Campbell, Student Life, Dean Sharon Fechter, and Dean Elizabeth Benton


Tuesday, October 4: 11 a.m.

Philosophical Themes in César Vallejo's Poetry (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) )
Professor Daniel Jenkins and Dr. M. Elvira Luna Escudero-Alie
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Catherine F. Scott Commons, CM 211 (map)
Contact:
Maria-Elvira Luna-Escudero-Alie


Wednesday, October 5: 11 a.m.–noon

Latinidad–A Conversation on Identity and Culture (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) )
Staff & faculty panel discussion
Rockville Campus, Science Center, SC 152 (map)
Contact: Carolina Galeano


Thursday, October 6: 11 a.m.

Flamencoy (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) )
Dr. Trinidad Pardo-Ballester, Howard University
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Catherine F. Scott Commons, CM 211 (map)
Contact:
Maria-Elvira Luna-Escudero-Alie


Friday, October 7: 11 a.m.

Mathematical Topics in Borges' Poetry (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) )
Professor Stephen Kcenich
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Catherine F. Scott Commons, CM 211 (map)
Contact:
Maria-Elvira Luna-Escudero-Alie


Thursday, October 13: 5–7 p.m.

MC Latino Employees and Friends Happy Hour Networking Event. Everyone is welcome.

Please RSVP via this linknew window.

Location: Plaza Oaxaca (Rockville Town Square) 41 Gibbs St. #305, Rockville, MD, 20850 (mapnew window)
Contact: Karla Silvestre


Thursday, October 14: 6:30 p.m.–midnight

Sister Cities El Salvador Fiesta
Join Sister Cities El Salvador for a dinner, program recognizing the work in El Salvador, and dancing. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Silver Spring Civic Center (mapnew window)
Contact:
Karla Silvestre


Tuesday, October 18: 2–3 p.m.

A Taste of Spanish: Virtual Spanish Mini-Lesson (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) )
Facilitated by Professor Roberto Hurtado
Location: A virtual event (registernew window)


Wednesday, October 19: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Spanish Conversation - All Levels Mini-Lesson (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) )
Facilitated by Professor Melissa Montoya
Location: Rockville Campus, Science Center, SC 152 (map)


Saturday, October 22: 2–5 p.m.

Somos Latinos Festival (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) )
Location: Rockville Campus, Theatre Arts (TA) (map)
Traditional dances, flamenco, and Ocho de Bastos live band!


Collegewide & Ongoing

Latino Faculty/Staff/Student Interviews
Contact:
Vanessa Zambrano


Date & Location TBD

Let's Talk/Fall Dialogue: Power Dynamics
Contact:
George E. Rice, III

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