DuPage College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month



Kicking off its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, DuPage College invites students, staff, faculty and community members to reflect on the various contributions Hispanics and Latin Americans have made in the past and will continue to bring in the future.

Sponsored by the College’s Latino Outreach Center, the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Student Life, the celebration will include a variety of activities and events celebrating art, music and culture. Hispanic.

Additionally, each day of the week, COD’s Hispanic Heritage Month webpage will post a variety of images, exploring powerful stories from the past to the present.

A welcome video features COD students, Rector Dr Mark Curtis-Chávez and Associate Rector for Student Affairs Diana Del Rosarioe acknowledging “Esperanza”, the hope discovered in the cultures and contributions of Hispanics and Latin Americans.

Hispanic Heritage Month events include:

• Join the Latin American Studies Committee in a review of relevant literature that illuminates the diverse narrative from the Latin, Latino, Latina and Latinx perspective at 1pm on Thursday, September 23, via Zoom.

Find out how Latin music has become an economic and cultural powerhouse in the modern music industry in America and around the world at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, in the Student Resource Center, Room 2032, and via Zoom.

• Find out about the different opportunities to live and study abroad in Madrid, Spain, or San José, Costa Rica at an open house at 11:30 am on Tuesday, October 5 at the Center de student resources, second floor hallway.

• Join other community colleges for an impactful Afro / Black Latinx event featuring Rosa Alicia Clemente, community organizer, producer, freelance journalist and activist at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 7, via Zoom. Clemente will share her experiences affirming her racial and political blackness as an Afro / Black Puerto Rican woman and her works that uplift movements including black people in the Diaspora.

• Listen to Claudia Arroyo, entrepreneur, community delegate, women’s advocate and educator, discuss her passion for education at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, October 12 at the Student Services Center, room 3245.

• With COD Culinary Instructors, share an interactive experience at home and learn how Hispanic cuisine impacted culinary diversity in America on Thursday, October 14 at noon, via Zoom.

• Join the students of the Community College Initiative as they give a perspective on the impact of Hispanic heritage on other countries on Thursday, October 14 at noon in the atrium of the Student Services Center.

• COD students are invited to submit an essay, story, work of art or music, poem or other form of expression in the annual Hispanic Heritage Month expression competition. The top four submissions will be notified on Friday, October 29, and each will receive a prize of $ 500. Submissions must be sent by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 22.

For more information, contact the Latino Outreach Center at latinocenter@cod.edu or by phone at (630) 942-3039.



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