September 15, 2020 kicks off the official start of Hispanic Heritage Month. Since 1968, September 15 - October 15 has been the designated time frame used to draw special attention to the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to American society and culture.
Join us in celebrating Hispanic culture and the individuals who have made history in large and small ways. Take a look at our schedule of activities, recommended movies and books below.
After a student participates in one of the Cultural Celebrations for Hispanic Heritage Month, we encourage them to complete the exit ticket to be entered into a raffle for the month. All students who complete the exit ticket will be entered in a raffle to win Wildcard Cash: $25 for first place, $15 for 2nd Place, and $10 for 3rd place. Please note that each activity must be tracked individually for the month.
See a full list of activities:
|Wednesday, September 23
3:30 p.m. on Zoom
|Demographics and Intersectionality of Latinx Cultures:
Alexander Bolden '11 will be speaking to the Demographics and Intersectionality of Latinx Culture. This talk is set to give an overview of those who make up Latinx Culture and how they intersect within the Latinx community.
|Wednesday, September 30
7 p.m. on Zoom
The National Hispanic Cultural Center will present this virtual Cross-Cultural Crossover. This event will feature artists from Iraq, Brazil, Angola, Honduras, and New Orleans. These artists seek to perform individually while also deconstructing their songs to play together and render a Cross-Cultural Crossover to signify unity through music. Globalquerque!
|Multicultural Student Union
3:30 p.m. on Zoom
Multicultural Student Union will meet weekly throughout the school year. During Hispanic Heritage Month, we are having the following conversations:
September 16: Diversity 101 - Led by The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
September 30: Food y Familia
October 7: Diversity 101 Part 2 - Led by The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
October 14: Historia: Cleveland y Saint Ignatius
||We will be adding some Hispanic flair to our Music Fridays on Fridays throughout Hispanic Heritage Month. Please listen out for these cultural playlists and learn the music of our Hispanic brothers and sisters.
||We invite all students throughout the month to participate in our recipe challenge by working at home to create your own Taste of Puerto Rico Foods based upon the recipes provided by Joe Salinas-Rosa. View Recipes!
See a full list of suggested movies:
The Perfect Game (2009)
McFarland USA (2015)
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
See a full list of suggested books:
by Sonia Nazario
The War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's Colony
by Nelson A. Denis