Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

| By: Britten, Casey T

September 15 to October 15 is celebrated nationwide as Hispanic Heritage Month. It traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. During this month and throughout the year, we proudly support and celebrate the Hispanic and Latino American community at Fox Valley Technical College.

To commemorate this occasion, FVTC Diversity & Inclusion Services is offering the following learning opportunities:

• On Thursday, October 14, Michael Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent Secondary Schools with the Appleton Area School District will share his journey to leadership as a child of migrant parents and how he works to promote success for all students. This is a virtual presentation to FVTC staff. 

• The public is invited to join us October 13-15 for our Hispanic/Latinx Art Museum at the Appleton campus in Room E130. The museum will be open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. During this event, "The Story Behind the Art," view exhibits of clay, wood, textiles, ceramics and flowers from different countries of Latin America. Find out about the stories that inspired the creation of the art pieces exhibited in this event.

• As a special addition, we will celebrate Dia de los Muertos on November 1-2. Visit Room E130B at the Appleton campus from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to view a re-creation of a typical altar display. The Day of the Dead is a 2-day festival most strongly identified with Mexico but is also celebrated throughout Latin America and everywhere with a Latinx population. The multi-day holiday involves family members and friends gathering to remember those who have died.

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