LatinE Heritage Month

Latine Month Art Show

September 13 through October 13 | Mint Building Rotunda

Stop by the Mint Building Rotunda during Latine History Month to appreciate the creativity of two Community College of Philadelphia staff members: Gilberto Gonzalez and Luis Suave Gonzalez.

Latine Fireside Chat with Dr. Generals

Monday, September 19, 2022 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Library and Learning Commons, Exhibit Hall

Encouraging diversity throughout the College community is more than a goal; it's a shared mindset and commitment. Please join Dr. Generals in the first Fireside Chat of the fall semester to engage in a conversation to kickoff Latine Heritage Month. Dr. Generals will be discussing My Broken Language by Quiara Alegría Hudes.

Latine Heritage Month Opening Luncheon

Wednesday, September 21 | 12 to 1:30 p.m. | Winnet Student Life Building, Room S2-19

Please RSVP

Join us for our Latine Heritage Month opening luncheon with keynote speaker Maria Hinojosa, founder of Futuro Media Group. As a reporter who was the first Latina in many newsrooms, Maria Hinojosa dreamt of a space where she could create independent, multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diverse American experience. To that end, in 2010, she created Futuro Media.

She is the anchor and executive producer of the Peabody Award-winning show Latino USA, distributed by PRX, as well as co-host of In The Thick, Futuro Media’s award-winning political podcast. She is also a contributor to the long-running, award-winning news program CBS Sunday Morning and a frequent guest on MSNBC. Hinojosa’s nearly 30-year career as an award-winning journalist includes reporting for PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN, NPR, and anchoring the Emmy Award winning talk show from WGBH Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One. She is the author of two books and has won dozens of awards, including four Emmys, the John Chancellor Award, the Studs Terkel Community Media Award, two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club, and the Ruben Salazar Lifetime Achievement Award from the NAHJ.

Educational Symposium: Empowering Latinos Through Education

Thursday, September 22 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Register for this Online Event

Speakers from the College and community will discuss educational opportunities that can help individuals overcome barriers to academic success, which include incarceration and trauma. Once you register for the event, you will receive the Zoom link to join in on your choice of the following sessions:

  • 10 to 11 a.m. | Victimization and Trauma Experiences: The Impact in our Classrooms | Presenter: Leslie Davila
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Conversation with the Vice Chair of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission | Presenter: Raquel Yiengst
  • 1 to 1:30 p.m. | The Immigrant Community, the Dream of an Education and the Catto Scholarship (session will be in Spanish) | Presenter: Virginia Ramirez
  • 2 to 3 p.m. | Impact of the Carceral System on Education and I AM MORE | Presenter: Luis Suave Gonzalez

Latin Student Club Recruitment Day (Do More @CCP!)

Thursday, September 29 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Winnet Student Life Building, Room S1-12

Learn how to get involved in activities and organizations at Community College of Philadelphia outside of the classroom. Pride Portal training will also be provided.

Los Bomberos de la Calle

Tuesday, October 5 | 12 to 1 p.m. | Bonnell Circle (outside of the Bonnell Building)

Join us for live drumming and dancing with Los Bomberos de la Calle! The group performs traditional and contemporary styles of Bomba and Plena music from Puerto Rico. The group’s mission is to preserve, educate and serve the community with this vibrant, energetic and soulful music. To learn more about this dynamic group, visit their website.

Grady's Garden Winter Crop Planting Day

Thursday, October 6 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Grady's Garden (south end of Bonnell Building)

Join us to plant our winter crops in Grady's Garden. The vegetables planted in Grady’s Community Garden help us grow and provide nutritious food to the College’s students. Help us plant some goodness as we plant crops from the Caribbean in this culturally affirming experience! This event is part of the Philadelphia LEADS LIFE Student Leadership Experiential Learning Certificate Series. Hosted by: Grady's Community Garden, Center for Student Leadership Development's Americorps Food Sovereignty Team, JP Morgan Chase and Company Volunteerism Leadership Group, and Sankofa Farms.

Taste of Latine

Tuesday, October 11 | 11:30 a.m. | Northeast Regional Center, Room 124

As part of Latine Heritage Month, you’re invited to sample authentic Latine foods at the Northeast Regional Center. Food is an important part of Latine culture and history, so join us to try Latine-inspired dishes! Take a lunch break while enjoying some music, fun and fellowship. We hope to see you there!

Latine Month Art Show Closing Reception

Wednesday, October 12 | 3 to 4 p.m. | Mint Building, Rotunda

Meet the artists, Gilberto Gonzalez and Luis Suave Gonzalez, while enjoying light food and beverages. Selected art pieces will be raffled off at the event (you must be present to win).