Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated at DACC

Doña Ana Community College will mark Hispanic Heritage Month with activities, events and movies celebrating the Hispanic and Latinx community members in the United States that trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

The community is welcome and encouraged to come celebrate with DACC. According to the Pew Research Center almost a fifth of the total U.S. population is Hispanic, with 35.3 million having origins from Mexico.

Two events are being planned.

A Cultural Fair taking place at the East Mesa Campus in the Commons Area of DASR on Saturday, October 12 from 11 am to 1 pm. The fair features representatives from countries who will showcase their cultures through displays, conversation and performances. Already confirmed are people with roots from; Mexico, Peru, Panama, Venezuela, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Argentina. Representatives from other countries are also expected to attend.

On Tuesday, October 15, the East Mesa Campus will host presentations by various guest speakers.

The Hispanic experience will also be featured in 4 different movies. Free showings of selected movies at the East Mesa Campus in DAAR 203F include:

“Los Punks: We are all We Have,” the Hispanic Punk Rock scene in Los Angeles on 9/26 at 1:30 pm;

“Stolen Education – the Legacy of Hispanic Racism in Schools,” on 10/2 at 1:30 pm;

“Mariachi High,” a year in the life of the champion mariachi ensemble at Zapata High School from South Texas on 10/8 at 1:30 pm; and

“Being ñ: the Healing of a Latino Generation,” the distinct, shared experience of 16 million people living in the US today that are first generation American born Latinos with at least one parent from a Spanish-speaking country on 10/14 at 1:30 pm.