Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month there was a Latinx Read–In in the IRC featuring a Zumba demonstration with Betty Hart, an introduction to Hispanic Heritage Month by the World Language faculty, literature by Latinx authors and a call to support the disaster victims in Puerto Rico and Mexico with Janette Rosario.
World Language staff members, Maria del Carmen De Avila and Anastacio Aranda-Rodríguez spoke of the importance of Hispanic Heritage Month and kicked things off with the first reading.
Many students shared their favorite poems, excerpts, and readings.
Donations to support Hurricane and Earthquake victims in Puerto Rico & Mexico are being accepted until October 15.
Donation items include: water, flashlights, batteries, first aid kits, baby and adult diapers, wipes, disinfectant wipes, and insect repellent.