Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 - October 15
"Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period."
"About National Hispanic Heritage Month." National Hispanic Heritage Month. Library of Congress. n.d. Web, 25 June 2013. http://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/
Flags. Image. Carlos Plaza. (n.d). Reforma de Florida. http://www.reformadeflorida.net/
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Events at MCC
September 15, 2013 - October 15, 2013
Artist Hugo Medina, who has developed and organized community programs and events, will provide a workshop and work with participants to create a mural that celebrates Latino culture and education. His desire to give back to the community led him to co-found the Calle 16 mural project, a non – profit grass roots project to build communities through the arts. Calle 16 utilizes his ability to inspire others and organize events that builds on community and education.
Artist Hugo Medina will work with participants to create a mural that celebrates Latino culture and education. Participation is encouraged.
Tuesday, September 17th, 12pm-4pm
Wednesday, September 18th, 10am-4pm
Thursday, September 19th, 10am-4pm
Friday, September 20th, 10am-4pm, Finalize Mural Project
Join former MCC Alumni and current ASU professor, Eduardo Pagán Ph.D., as he discusses Arizona’s history. Dr. Pagán is currently a co-host of “History Detectives” on PBS, and has worked previously with the award-winning PBS series American Experience as the lead historical consultant for the television episode and Web site entitled “Zoot Suit Riot,” based in part on his book Murder at the Sleepy Lagoon: Zoot Suits, Race, and Riot in Wartime L.A. (University of North Carolina Press, 2003). He has served as a panelist for the Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Arizona Humanities Council, and he has served as a committee member for the Organization of American Historians.
Salvador Plascencia is an American writer, born in Guadalajara, Mexico. He is the author of the cult favorite The People of Paper (2005), which was named a best book of the year by The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, and The Financial Times. The People of Paper has been translated into a dozen languages and been widely anthologized and adopted in Chicano/a, postmodern, creative writing, and design courses throughout the country. His writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, Lucky Peach, Tin House, and The Los Angeles Times. He is the recipient of the Bard Fiction Prize and a Moseley Fellowship.