Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at College of DuPage

Hispanic Heritage Month

By Angela Mennecke

College of DuPage will host a series of events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on the College's Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. All events are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the College’s Latino Outreach Center, the celebration will include a variety of activities and events celebrating Hispanic art, music and culture. Scheduled events include:

Spanish in the U.S. – Myths and Realities
Kimberly Potowski, Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, summarizes recent research on the Spanish language in the U.S., addressing issues such as the principal characteristics as it is spoken resulting from contact with English and between different Spanish dialects.
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.
Student Services Center, Room 2201


"La Boda de Valentina" Screening and Refreshments
Enjoy refreshments while viewing a free screening of the comedy "La Boda de Valentina." Valentina has the perfect life in America. Her universe trembles when her boyfriend proposes marriage and she must confront her family, the Hidalgo, the most chaotic and surreal political dynasty in the history of Mexico
Wednesday, Sept. 26, Noon
Student Services Center, Room 1200 

Zamba Performance
Experience a zamba dance performance, the traditional dance of Argentina. The zamba is similar to the samba, but identified by the white handkerchiefs that both the man and the woman wave around elegantly as they dance. 
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m.
Student Services Atrium

For more information on any of these events, contact the Latino Outreach Center at latinocenter@cod.edu, (630) 942-3039, or stop by the Latino Outreach Center office in the Student Services Center, Room 2225P.

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425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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