Joliet Junior College is proud to celebrate Latin@ Heritage Month Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 with a wide variety of events and opportunities to learn about the history, culture and music of Latin cultures. These events are free and open to the public:Â
Friday, Sept. 23, 1:30 p.m., A-1061 Presented by Martha Villegas Miranda
Play Latin@ Jeopardy to learn more about culture, history and identity. Refreshments and prizes provided.
Campus Community Leadership Session: Why Activism Still Matters
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2:30 p.m., JJC Main Campus, D-1010 Presented by Martha Villegas Miranda (OMSA)
Want to be more actively aware of local and global issues, but are too caught up in work, school, or other obligations? Engage in a conversation about the importance of getting involved in the community and learn how to develop your individual activist voice.
Learn Conversational Spanish
Monday, Oct. 3, Noon Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Petree
Practice having conversations in Spanish over a free lunch. This Dine and Discuss session will help hone your speaking skills. Space is limited. Students must RSVP by calling (815) 280-2308.
Choque De Lenguas: Spanish in the Americas
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1 p.m., A-1061 Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Petree
Learn about the integration and growth of the Spanish language after the Europeans arrived in the Americas.
Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in the Americas (Film and discussion)
Friday, Oct. 14, 1:30 p.m., A-1061 Watch and discuss the film based on the award-winning book, â€śHarvest of Empire,â€ť written by Juan GonzĂˇlez. The film reveals the political and social reasons why millions have migrated from Latin America to the United States and examines the role of the U.S. military and economic interests in Latin American countries.
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Library Display During Latin@ Heritage Month
Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, JJC Library, JJC Main Campus Visit the Library for a display of books by U.S. Latin@s and Latin American authors.
Why the @ in Latin@? â€śLatin@â€ť is short for both â€śLatina and Latino.â€ť It is an inclusive term to promote gender equality and gender neutrality.
For more information about Latin@ Heritage Month, please contact OMSA at (815) 280-6709 or visit jjc.edu/info/omsa.