At Monroe Community College we believe that celebrations like Hispanic Heritage month is important in providing the space to teach and learn about cultural history, and also to examine the way in which these cultures are viewed within American discourse. ... As the demographics of the United States shifts, it is important to frame the way we understand “American” identity.
Hispanic and Latino are often used interchangeably though they actually mean two different things. Hispanic refers to people who speak Spanish and/or are descended from Spanish-speaking populations, while Latino refers to people who are from or descended from people from Latin America. Traditions represent a critical piece of our culture. They help form the structure and foundation of our families and our society. ... Monroe Community College welcomes the traditions and contributions of all cultures.
Please join us and check out our events for Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information about any of these events, please contact the PRISM Multicultural Center 292-3640.
Many thanks to those who helped put these events together:
Latino Empowerment Network (LEN)
Downtown Campus Center
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
Student Events & Governance Association (SEGA)
First Year Experience (FYE)