GHC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month!

Posted on: Sep, 14, 2023

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Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 each year, providing the chance to celebrate the rich history and cultural diversity of the Caribbean, Central and South America, Mexico, and Spain.  

The timing of Hispanic Heritage Month is historically significant. September 15 is the anniversary of independence for several Latin American countries, including El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. Following closely, Mexico celebrates its independence on September 16th, followed by Chile on September 18 and Belize on September 21. 

This month, please join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and the diverse cultures it encompasses.  

There are several ways you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at GHC. For example, you can join us at the Bishop Center on September 30 for Locarno! Locarno is a high-energy fusion band whose music blends contemporary and traditional elements with influences from Mexican traditional music, Afro-Cuban rhythms, Columbia, African soukous, Mexican marimba, Venezuelan joropo, and Brazilian Forro music. This performance is sponsored by the Grays Harbor RISE Coalition, an organization comprised of agencies that serve Spanish-speaking and Latinx clients in Grays Harbor County.  

You can also check out the resources available on the Spellman Library blog. Jump right in with Latinas in American politics: changing and embracing political tradition, ¡Muy pop! : conversations on Latino popular culture, or the documentary Tal Como Somos: The Latino GBT Community in either brief or feature-length versions. Plus, there is a physical display in the library that you can drop in and visit.

As we embark on a new school year, Hispanic Heritage Month brings us together to celebrate cultures and histories that enhance our college community. Please join us in embracing diversity and commemorating this special month.

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month, Chokers!