Aug. 23, 2010
Join Anne Arundel Community College in a local celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15 on the Arnold campus.
Two art exhibits, a book display, music performances, a film and an afternoon of Mexican bingo played in Spanish and more are set for the celebration. A kick-off event takes place at noon Sept. 15 in the Student Union dining hall.
The American observation of Hispanic Heritage Month began in 1968 as a weeklong celebration to recognize Hispanic Americans’ contributions and to share Hispanic history and culture. Sept. 15 was selected to start the period because it marks the anniversary of five Latin American countries’ independence. The late President Ronald Reagan in 1988 expanded the celebration to one month. The AACC events are:
Sept. 15-Oct. 15
- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday Art exhibit, “Perspectivas Latinas / Latin Perspectives,” featuring works by Latino artists and Latino youth including Lazaro Batista, Ronaldo Chacon, Roger Chavez, Katya Miranda, Samuel Miranda, Luis Peralta, Alberto Roblest and Francisco Rosario; curated by Wilfredo Valladares Lara, AACC visual arts assistant professor
- “Celebremos La Herencia Latina,” an exhibit of books on Latin American topics and authors sponsored by Truxal Library, exhibit is in Careers Center 2nd floor exhibit case near Room 215
- 8 p.m. “Hear the Heat: Big Band Caliente,” one of the area’s hottest Latin big-bands, performs all styles of Latin music and the traditional big band charts with a twist, sponsored by the AACC Cultural Events Committee; Pascal Center for Performing Arts
- 5-6:30 p.m. Event, “Perspectivas Latinas / Latin Perspective,” features discussion on artwork from exhibit in Pascal Center for Performing Arts gallery, followed at 6:30 p.m. by reception in gallery
- 10 a.m.-noon Hispanic Arts and Crafts for Kids, Youth make masks and more while enjoying prerecorded Latino music; Student Union dining hall
- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. AACC College 4-A Day program, “Spain – Goya, Gaudi and Guernica” (CFD 309); immerse yourself in the history, art, language, music, food and wine of Spain, focus on works of Goya, Picasso and Salvador Dali, learn about the early Islamic conquest, master a few words in Spanish, enjoy recipes and wine from Spain; must be age 21 or older to enroll; $79; advance registration required to 410-777-2325 or www.aacc.edu/weekend/college4aday
- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “AACC Career Expo for Spanish-speaking Persons,” bring resumes to meet with employers, includes a free resume review, workshops on interviewing and the job search and information tables, translators available; Center for Applied Learning and Technology Room 100; free; 410-777-2043 jobseekers, employers call 410-777-2770 to RSVP
- 5 p.m. “Zumba,” Learn the moves to this fun blend of aerobics and dance in a free one-hour class sponsored by the Student Association Campus Activities Board; Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 103
- 2:30 p.m. Film, “Walk Out,” based on a true story, follow student activist and Mexican-American Paula Crisostomo as she stages a peaceful walkout in five East Los Angeles high schools in 1968 to protest the disparity in treatment of Hispanic students; Humanities Building Room 112
- 12:30-2 p.m. “Mexican Loteria / Mexican Bingo,” play a game in Spanish similar to American bingo, compete for prizes, co-sponsored by the AACC World Languages department and Dean of Students office; Student Union Room 102
- 7:30 p.m. Poet Daniel Jose Custodio, co-sponsored by Amaranth and the Student Association Campus Activities Board; Student Union dining hall
All of the events are free and take place on the Arnold campus unless otherwise noted. For information call 410-777-2043 or visit www.aacc.edu/hispanicheritagemonth.