The Latinx Heritage Month, Hispanic-Serving Institution’s week committee goal is to promote, celebrate, educate, and raise awareness about Latinx heritage and honor the impact and influence that Latinx culture has had on American society. Our celebrations take place each year between September 15 and October 15.
Check out the events celebrating Latinx Heritage Month at Waubonsee!
September 15 - 10 a.m. | September 22 - 6:30 p.m.
The process is beautiful! Waubonsee Community College’s Latinx Resource Center has been some years in the making and we are excited to introduce you to our new Center. Learn more about the proceso, from becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution, obtaining a Title V grant, creating resources for our students, families, and our community. Come meet the new staff managing the Center.
Hybrid presentation: Aurora Downtown Campus, Room 160 and via Zoom.
Friday, Oct. 1 • 5-9 p.m.
Immerse yourself in the Latinx culture by experiencing a kermes on our very own campus! This kermes will be full of music, dancing, activities, food, art, and more. Our cultura is so rich and full of diversity, you’ll be learning about many Latinx countries and their traditions.
Aurora Downtown Campus. This event will be in partnership with the City of Aurora’s First Fridays.
Monday, Sept. 20 • 11 a.m. - noon
The Latinx cultura is full of medicinal remedies and practices, however it can be different than the medicine that we know in the United States. Explore curanderismo from a renowned curandero, Cheo Torres. Held via Zoom.
Thursday, Oct. 7 • 2-3 p.m
Join us for an impactful virtual event about the Afro/Black Latinx people featuring Rosa Alicia Clemente, community organizer, producer, independent journalist and scholar-activist, as she talked about her experience affirming her racial and political Blackness as an Afro/Black Puerto Rican woman and her works that uplift movements that are inclusive of Black Diasporic people.
Held via Zoom.
Monday, Oct. 11 • 4:30-6 p.m.
Join us for an enlightening discussion with Francisco Escobar, Education and Content Creator. Francisco, a descendant of Aymaran people, is a cultural reconciliation advocate who believes educational practices and spaces can revitalize one’s ancestral culture in the 21st century. His service experience with educators in NYC, Chile, and Panama will provide a rich learning opportunity for all.
Held via Zoom.
Wednesday, Oct. 13 • 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Intersectionality. Being a member of two marginalized communities is tough, but despite it, our panelists are orgullosos of who they are. Being Latinx and a member of the LGBTQ+ community hasn’t stopped them. Come learn more about their experiences and the struggles of living in a conservative Latinx culture while exploring their identity and coming out to their friends and family.
Hybrid presentation: Sugar Grove Campus Auditorium and via Zoom.
This event will be hybrid with limited in-person space.
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