Elizabethtown College is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 – October 15 with a series of on-campus events. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging is partnering with other offices on campus to host a variety of events to celebrate and support Hispanic achievement and culture. View upcoming events below and join the Blue Jay campus community in celebrating the commemorative month!

Cultural Dance Workshop | Wednesday, September 15 at 6 p.m. | Brossman Commons – KAV
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging is kicking off the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with something we all can do (or at least try to do), DANCE! The Cultural Dance Workshop will consist of a brief educational component on the history of popular Latin/Hispanic dance such as bachata, merengue, and salsa. Participants will learn the dances and then have a chance to practice them. No previous dance experience is needed!

Lecture: “Quiet Riots: Latino Mennonites and the Politics of Belonging”| Thursday, September 16 at 7 p.m. | Young Center’s Bucher Meetinghouse
Felipe Hinojosa, Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University, provides an overview of Latino religious politics in the Mennonite Church in the 1960s and 1970s. Hosted by the Young Center, the lecture will focus on how Latino Mennonites forged coalitions with Black Mennonites to push back against the racism they experienced in the church. This event is also available on Zoom.

Mosaic Unbound/Hispanic Heritage Month | Monday, September 20 at 7 p.m. | Bowers Center – Upper Lounge
The High Library, the Bowers Writers House, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging host once-a-month, informal conversations about a piece of literature further exploring topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The literature’s theme for September will center on Hispanic Heritage Month.

Film Screening: Real Women Have Curves | Saturday, September 25 at 7 p.m. | Espenshade – Gibble Auditorium
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the High Library and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging are screening this critically acclaimed 2002 indie comedy-drama. This coming-of-age story is about a young Mexican-American woman who clashes with her mother as she tries to find herself. The film, starring America Ferrera in her breakout debut performance as Ana Garcia, won the Audience Award for Best Drama at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

Visit the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging events page for more information.