JJC Celebrates Latin@ Hertiage Month with Multicultural Events, Programs

Joliet Junior College is celebrating Latin@ Heritage Month by hosting several events, activities and learning opportunities for students and local community members of all cultures now through Oct. 15, all taking place on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.

Several members of Latinos Unidos are pictured.

Some of these activities include history programs and informational sessions, but the bulk of the celebration, organized by JJC’s student group, Latinos Unidos and JJC’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, will contain events that promote discussion, such as a showing of the film, “Documented,” on Oct. 10, and a conversation about what it means to speak “Spanglish,” led by JJC English and World Languages Professor Elizabeth Petree.

Below is a list of activities in coordination with Latin@ Heritage Month at JJC:

Friday, Sept. 26, 10:30 a.m., the Library: ¡Hola! Bilingual Story Time with JJC’s Early Childhood Center

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m., A-1061: Renewing the Dream – Informational Session and Workshop on DACA and the Renewal Process

Wednesday, Oct. 1, Noon, JJC Library: Brown Bag Discussion on Latina/o Identity in the United States

Friday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m., A-1061: Film: “Documented”

Monday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m., the Bridge: Dia de La Raza – A Celebration and Recognition of the Indigenous Roots of the Americas

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m., A-1061: History, Diversity, and Importance of Spanish in the U.S., featuring JJC Professor Elizabeth Petree

Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, JJC Library: ¡Leer es Poder! Library Display during Latin@ Heritage Month

For more information about the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, visit http://www.jjc.edu/services-for-students/support-programs-services/multicultural-affairs/Pages/default.aspx or contact JJC Latino Student Support Specialist Martha Villegas at mvillega@jjc.edu or 815-280-2829.

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