BC Office of Student Life observes Hispanic Heritage Month

BC Office of Student Life observes Hispanic Heritage Month

Thu Sep 19, 2013

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Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, celebrating the histories and cultures of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. 

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Brazosport College’s Office of Student Life has lined up a number of different events throughout this time span.

The celebration at the college began with a Hispanic Heritage Kick-Off Event on Sept. 16 that featured a mariachi band and a salsa competition.

The following are remaining events scheduled for Hispanic Heritage Month at Brazosport College: 

HISPANIC CRAFTING: On Sept. 25, BC students, faculty and staff are invited to create a Hispanic masterpiece during an afternoon of Hispanic crafting at the Student Pavilion. The event begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 3 p.m. All materials will be provided and participants can keep their artwork or leave it on display.

DOCUMENTARY AND PANEL DISCUSSION: On Oct. 1, students, faculty and staff can attend a screening of a Hispanic documentary, followed by a panel discussion from various members of the Hispanic community. The event, which begins at 7 p.m. at Gator Hall, will be included in the Plus One Program. 

SALSA DANCE LESSONS: On Oct. 2, Join in on a fun evening of salsa dance lessens in the BC Gymnasium. Running from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., no experience or skills are necessary.

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION SPEAKER: On Oct. 9, guest speaker Maida Asofsky from the Houston chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will share information regarding social justice. The event, which is sponsored by the Gay, Straight, Transgender Alliance, begins at 6 p.m. at Gator Hall. A question and answer session will follow the speech. The event also is part of the Plus One Program.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CLOSING RECEPTION: Hispanic Heritage Month will close on a Oct. 14 with a reception featuring Latin music, tapas and a display of student essays and photographs. The reception is from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Student Pavilion — Student essay information: Essay and photo submissions will be taken from any current BC students. Students should write a one-page, double-spaced, 12-point-font essay on “May Hispanic Heritage.” With the essay, students will submit an original photo that depicts with Hispanic Heritage means to them. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. on Oct. 9. Submissions should be sent to kelli.forde@brazosport.edu. The first 10 submissions will receive a $10 gift card to the BC Bookstore.

For more information on Hispanic Heritage Month at Brazosport College, call the Office of Student Life at 979.230.3412 or visit www.brazosport.edu/StudentLife.

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PHOTO: Brazosport College kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month with a Mariachi band in The Commons. It was the first of many events scheduled through Oct. 15.