Hartwick College Celebrates Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month

Throughout the 2017-18 academic year, Hartwick College will offer programming that celebrates diversity and inclusion. Mid-September through mid-October is Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month on campus, featuring a series of events that celebrate the heritage, ranging from lectures and movie nights to family history research nights and art exhibits.

“During this very important time in American history, it is imperative for us to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of our Latino and Hispanic population,” said Vice President of Student Affairs Meg Nowak. “The faculty, students, and staff at Hartwick College have done an excellent job developing a full program of events in honor of the National Hispanic Heritage Month.”

The Pluralism Associates League for Students (PALS), Society of Sisters United/Brothers United (SOSU/BU) & Black Student Alliance (BSA) will host several activities, including presentation and discussion titled “A Tribute to Hispanic/Latino Role Models” on September 18, and on September 21, the groups will host a food tasting and discussion called “How Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is Shaping the Bright Future of America.”

On Thursday, September 28, Hartwick Identity Alliance (HIA) will host the lecture “How to be an Ally When Identities Intersect,” at Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, from 6 – 7 p.m.

The full schedule of events follows. All are open to the public, unless otherwise noted:

  • Wednesday, September 13 – “Latinax Women in Entertainment.” Discussion. Hosted by Women’s Center. Women’s Center, Room 507, Dewar Hall, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, September 15 – Movie Night: The Latino List is a movie that features highly personal video portraits about the vibrant and burgeoning culture of Hispanic America. Co-hosted by the Pluralism Associates League for Students (PALS), Society of Sisters United/Brothers United (SOSU/BU) & Black Student Alliance (BSA). Room 321 A&B, Yager Hall, 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Monday, September 18 – “A Tribute to Hispanic/Latino Role Models.” Presentation and discussion. Co-hosted by Latinos Unidos Con Honor y Alma (LUCHA) & SOSU/BU. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 19 – “Reclaiming Roots Through Family Research.” Hands-on research lab and dinner. Bring your laptop computer (optional). Advanced registration required via Matthewsh@hartwick.edu. Chesebro Room, Dewar Hall, 5:15 – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 20 – “Latinax Women in Politics. Discussion.” Hosted by the Women’s Center, Room 507, Dewar Hall, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 21 – “How Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is Shaping the Bright Future of America.” Food tasting and discussion. Co-hosted by SOSU/BU, PALS & BSA. Advanced registration required via Matthewsh@hartwick.edu. Chesebro Room, Dewar Hall, 5:15 – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 27 – “Latinax Women in Literature and Art.” Discussion. Hosted by the Women’s Center, Room 507, Dewar Hall, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 28 – “How to be an Ally When Identities Intersect.” Presentation and discussion. Hosted by Hartwick Identity Alliance (HIA). Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, 6 – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, September 29 – “Fiesta Night.” An evening of music and food sampling. Co-hosted by LUCHA & Hartwick Cheerleaders. John Christopher’s Café, Yager Hall, 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 3 – “Reclaiming Roots: Research Lab and Dinner 2.” Advanced registration required via Matthewsh@hartwick.edu. Chesebro Room, Dewar Hall, 5 – 7 p.m.

Also, from September 15 to October 15, the U.S. Pluralism Center, on the fourth floor of Dewar Hall, will show showcase items celebrating Latino/Hispanic heritage.

“I am pleased with the increasing number of campus groups who are contributing to events for our monthly diversity and inclusion calendar,” said Associate Dean and Director of the Office of Intercultural Affairs Harry Bradshaw Matthews. “It is a reflection of the College’s aim to share, learn and embrace our increasingly diverse student population. Having a different focus for each calendar continues to open the door for participation of multiple groups and clubs.”

The topics for each future monthly diversity and inclusion calendar are:

  • October – Interfaith Harmony & Appreciation Month
  • November – Veterans Recognition & Native American Heritage Month
  • December – TBD
  • January, 2018 – Martin Luther King, Jr. & Civil Rights
  • February – Black History Month & the African Diaspora
  • March – Women’s History Month
  • April – Celebrating the Diversity of Humanity (including Gay Pride Week)

For more on Latino/Hispanic Month events, visit the website or contact Matthews at 607-431-4428 or matthewsh@hartwick.edu.

 

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact:     David Lubell
E-mail:        lubelld@hartwick.edu
Phone:        607-431-4031

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