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Hispanic Heritage Month

September & October 2024
Details for Hispanic Heritage Month 2024, Sept. 15–Oct. 15, coming soon!
For more information or to get involved, please contact Dr. Glenda Hernandez Tittle

Celebrate With Us

Two smiling Salsa dancers
Join us for Salsa on October 4 & 22.

Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America

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.

Montgomery College is now a Hispanic Serving Institutionnew window (HSI). Thank you to the MC Latino Employee Association of staff, faculty, and administrators for planning and organizing MC Hispanic Heritage Month.

Events

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

Thursday, September 14, 6–8:30 p.m.

2023 Reception Kickoff (event flyer: English (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) and Spanish (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) )

Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CU - Cultural Arts Center (mapnew window)
Contact: Glenda Hernandez Tittle, Yanira Rodriguez, and Kimberly Jones


Wednesday, September 20, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Trivia

Location: Germantown Campus, HS - Humanities and Social Sciences Building (mapnew window)
Contact: Surayya Johnson


Wednesday, September 20, 6–7:30 p.m.

Poetry Readings: Raul Marin (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) )

Location: Rockville Campus, TA - Theatre Arts Building (mapnew window)
Contact: Yanira Rodriguez


Thursday, September 21, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Rockville Student Life! (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) )

Location: Rockville Campus, Becker Family Quad/Green Space (mapnew window)
Contact: Lisa Hackley


Thursday, September 21, 3–4 p.m. (also 9/28, 10/5, and 10/12)

Spanish Literature Workshop for Spanish Speakers
¡Celebremos el español! (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) )

Facilitated by Dr. Emma Muñoz 
All participants must be current MC students. 

Invitamos a todos los hablantes y estudiosos del español a unirse a nuestro grupo. Estaremos discutiendo la obra del escritor cubano Juan Pablo Segovia, “Mila: una historia de amor”. Nos cuenta el autor en una entrevista: “Comencé a escribir de nuevo en mi vejez, después de mi querida esposa morir. No pensé en ello, comencé a escribir. Mi deseo es crear vidas en mis escritos, lo más real posible, desde su juventud hasta su fin”.

Ya bien verbalmente o por escrito, los estudiantes compartirán sus ideas y experiencias relacionadas a la lectura. Las conversaciones se llevarán a cabo en español con algunas traducciones al inglés cuando sean necesarias. Cada estudiante recibirá una copia del libro en español.


We invite all speakers and students of Spanish to join our group. We will be discussing “Mila: una historia de amor”, a novel written by the Cuban author, Juan Pablo Segovia. In an interview, the author states: “I started to write again in my old age., after my dear wife died. My desire is to create lives in my writings, as real as possible, from their youth to their end.”

Students will be encouraged to share, either verbally or in writing, their thoughts and experiences as they relate to the selected reading. Our conversations will be held mostly in Spanish with some English translations as needed and/or requested. Each student will receive a copy of the book in Spanish.

All participants who meet program requirements will receive a book and a stipend of $25.

All participants must be current MC students. 
Sponsored by the Rockville Writing, Reading, and Language Center 
Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. 

Any person needing special accommodations to participate in this writing group should contact writingcenter.rockville@montgomerycollege.edu.

Location: Rockville Campus, HU - Humanities Building 005 (mapnew window)
Contact: Lucy Grinnellnew window, Emma Muñoz, and Rockville Writing Center


Saturday, September 23, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Día de la Familia (event flyer: English (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) and Spanish (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) )

Location: Rockville Campus, SV Atrium - Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Student Services Center (mapnew window)
Contact: Sonia Pruneda-Hernandez, Elizabeth Benton, Frank Trezza , and Alton Henley


Thursday, September 28, 3–4 p.m. (also 9/21, 10/5, and 10/12)

Spanish Literature Workshop for Spanish Speakers
¡Celebremos el español! (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) )

More event information.


Thursday, September 28, 4–5 p.m. 

Loteria
Prizes for winners! (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) )

Location: Germantown Campus, HS - Humanities and Social Sciences Building 011 (mapnew window)
Contact: Surayya Johnson


Thursday, September 28, 5–6 p.m. 

Social Night
Dancing, cultural food, music, and more (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) )

Location: Germantown Campus, HS - Humanities and Social Sciences Building 011 (mapnew window)
Contact: Surayya Johnson


Thursday, September 28, 6–7 p.m. 

Nuestra Voz
Latin Voices in Education (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) )

Location: Rockville Campus, SV - Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Student Services Center 302 (mapnew window)
Contact: Carlos Marroquin, Zeporia Smith, and Glenda Hernandez Tittle


Friday, September 29, 7:30 p.m.

Tiempo Libre

Tickets: $25 regular, $23 seniors, and $5 students w/ID (student tickets must be purchased through the box office). Get tickets and more information.

Classically trained at Cuba’s premier conservatories, the members of 3x Grammy®-nominated Tiempo Libre are true modern heirs to the rich musical tradition of their native Cuba. The Miami-based group is celebrated for its sophisticated performances of timba music, an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of Latin jazz and Cuban son. Tiempo Libre has introduced Cuban music to new audiences through appearances on shows such as the Tonight Show, Live from Lincoln Center and Dancing With the Stars and concerts worldwide including performances at Tanglewood, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Hong Kong’s Kwai Tsing Theatre and Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy.

Location: Rockville Campus, PA - Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center (mapnew window)
Contact: Frank Trezza


Monday, October 2, 6–8 p.m.

Latino STEM Panel

Location: ignITe Hub, Rockville Campus, MK - Mannakee Building (mapnew window)
Contact: Dr. Antonio De Castillo-Olivares, Daniel Dalgo, and Ignite Hub: Eduardo Noboa


Wednesday, October 4, 10 a.m.

Conversation with NPR reporter Jasmine Garsd

Location: Rockville Campus, SW - Science West Building 301 (mapnew window)
Contact: Vanessa Zambrano


Wednesday, October 4, noon–1 p.m.

Salsa with Silvia

Location: Germantown Campus, BE - Bioscience Education Center 151 (mapnew window)
Contact: Surayya Johnson


Thursday, October 5, 3–4 p.m. (also 9/21, 9/28, and 10/12)

Spanish Literature Workshop for Spanish Speakers
¡Celebremos el español! (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) )

More event information.


Tuesday, October 10, 4–5:30 p.m.

Cultivating Community and Belonging
Fostering Inclusivity and Success for Latin Students (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) )

Location: Rockville Campus, TC - Technical Center 136 (mapnew window)
Contact: Glenda Hernandez Tittle, Yanira Rodriguez, Carlos Marroquin, and Kimberly Jones


Wednesday, October 11, 1–2:15 p.m. via Zoom

Remembrance and the Struggle to Unforget in Latin America
Lecture by Political Science Professor Jennifer Haydel

Contact: Jennifer Haydel


Thursday, October 12, 3–4 p.m. (also 9/21, 9/28, and 10/5)

Spanish Literature Workshop for Spanish Speakers
¡Celebremos el español! (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) )

More event information.


Saturday, October 14, 11 a.m.

Cuentos Del Arbol

A delightful bilingual musical drawn from Spanish and Latin America folklore. Recommended for ages 4-9. 

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students & kids. Get tickets and more information.

“Cuentos del Árbol” is designed to bring Spanish to life and make theatre accessible to students, parents and grandparents for whom English is a second language.

The centerpiece of all the “tales” is a tree (Un Árbol) that has sheltered, shielded and nurtured countless characters who have passed her way over the years. The tree’s caretaker, Arbolita, shares four of these stories with Tomas, a storyteller, who is looking for tales for his collection.

The tales include The Garden of the Golden Oranges, Brothers Who Were Both Wise and Foolish, Juan Bobo (Silly John) and Caperucita Roja (Red Riding Hood), a perennial favorite in both Spanish and English households. A spirited finale is designed to send audiences home with “dancing feet, clapping hands and happy hearts.”

Location: Rockville Campus, PA - Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center (mapnew window)
Contact: Frank Trezza


Zoom event October 11
Event Flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)

Monday, October 16, 2–3 p.m.

Remembrance and the Struggle to Unforget in Latin America
Lecture by Political Science Professor Jennifer Haydel

Location: Germantown Campus, HT - High Technology Building 216 (mapnew window)
Contact: Jennifer Haydel


Tuesday, October 17, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Hispanic Heritage Month Field Trip to the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Latino in Washington D.C. (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) )

Location: Leaving from Charlene Nunley Student Services Center, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.
Register by September 18 to save your seat on the bus.  
Contact: Eniola Olowofoyeku


Wednesday & Thursday, October 18–19, noon–2 p.m.

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Celebration (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) )

Join us to learn about this popular holiday. You are welcome to bring copies of photos, mementos, food or drink in honor of departed loved ones. These will be placed on the altar. You can sign-up herenew window to share a digital image of a departed loved one, which will be projected on a screen during the celebration.

Wednesday, Noon–1 p.m.: MC Anthropology students present mini lectures about el Día de los Muertos).
Thursday, Noon–2 p.m.: Noon–1pm is reserved for quiet contemplation.

Location: Germantown Campus, HS - Humanities and Social Sciences Building 011, across from the bookstore (mapnew window)
Contact: Professors Maria Sprehn, Carla Naranjo, and Kayla Yost


Wednesday, October 18, noon–2:30 p.m.

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Celebration (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) )

Location: Rockville Campus, SV - Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Student Services Center Atrium (mapnew window)
Contact: Linda Robinson


Friday, October 20, 10 a.m.–noon

Calaveras T-Shirt Printing Workshop Inspired by artist José Posada (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) )

Participants will select from a collection of carved blocks representing skulls, bones, and other imagery to assemble a unique calavera to print on cloth or paper. T-shirts are provided and upcycled garments are welcome. Please scan the QR code in the event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) .

Location: Germantown Campus, HS - Humanities and Social Sciences Building 161 (mapnew window)
Contact: Professor Amanda Miller


Sunday, October 22, 2–5 p.m.

Closing Event - Ocho de Bastos (Band), Salsa w/Silvia, and Carlos Marroquin (DJ) (event flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) )

Location: Rockville Campus, TA - Theatre Arts Building (mapnew window)
Contact: Kenia Garcia


Collegewide Humanities Events

Treaty Guadalupe Hidalgo Panel

Date & Location: TBD

Panelists:

  • Dr. Jorge Hernandez-Fujigaki
  • Prof. Karl Smith
  • Prof. Bonard Garcia Molina
  • Prof. Rosa Pozos

Contact: Maria-Elvira Luna Escudera-Alie

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