The Maricopa Community College District invites the community to enjoy events that will take place across all 10 Maricopa Community Colleges to mark the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
“Six of our ten colleges are Hispanic-Serving institutions. The Maricopa Community Colleges are committed to ensuring that our Hispanic and Latino students have equal access to services and educational opportunities that promote academic success and career readiness,” said Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, chancellor of Maricopa Community College District. “As a Latina myself, I am proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our students, faculty, and staff, and invite the community to join us at events at all of our campuses.”
The Maricopa Community Colleges will host events from September 15 – October 15, 2018. For a full list of Maricopa events, please visit our website.
Constitution Day Event with Maricopa County Recorder
Sept. 17, 2018
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Watch it now on the Maricopa Community College YouTube Channel
Watch Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes share information and answer questions.
The Gila and the Salt: Our River Stories
September 25, 2018
Gateway Community College Center for Student Life and Leadership, MA Building
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Storyteller Zarco Guerrero performs The Gila and the Salt, a story of survival and the ability to thrive in our river valley for millennia.
One Latino’s Journey
September 26, 2018
Glendale Community College Student Union
12 – 1 p.m.
From Nogales Boy to Poet Laureate: “One Latino’s Journey” presented by Albert Rios.
October 12, 2018
Mesa Community College’s Rose Garden
5 – 9 p.m.
The event will include food trucks, lo-rider car show, entertainment, art vendors and competitions, kids crafts, and a beautiful night highlighting Latin American countries. Free and open to the public.
Buxton Library Hispanic Heritage Collection
Paradise Valley Community College
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mon. – Thurs.
7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fri. – Sat.
Buxton Library is here to help you with your research needs, big or small, no matter when or where you need it.
Latin X Living Library
October 11, 2018
Phoenix College’s Pastor Plaza (Library)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
In this library, the books are people – community members, civic leaders and individuals from our community. Readers can to sit down with the books and have personal conversations.
Rio Cafe Lunch Specials
Rio Salado Community College’s Rio Cafe & Coffee Bar
7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
September 20, 2018: Mexican Food & Pan Dulce
September 27, 2018: Puerto Rican Food
October 4, 2018: Peruvian and Salvadoran Food
October 11, 2018: Cuban and Mexican Food & Pan Dulce
Documentary Film Screening of Dolores
Scottsdale Community College’s Performing Arts Center
September 27, 2018
Reception, 5:30 p.m., Screening, 6 p.m., Panel, 7:30 p.m.
This film chronicles the story of Dolores Huerta, who worked side by side with Cesar Chavez to organize farm workers for better living conditions, wages, and respect.
Horchata on the Patio with Mecha Club
South Mountain Community College’s LRC Patio
October 3, 2018
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Mecha club will be selling Horchata while engaging students about Hispanic Pride.
For more information, please contact Dasi Danzig at 480-731-8208 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Maricopa Community Colleges
The Maricopa County Community College District includes ten regionally-accredited colleges – Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale, and South Mountain – and the Maricopa Corporate College, serving more than 200,000 students with two-year degrees, certificates, and university transfer programs. MCCCD is ranked No. 19 on the 2018 Forbes list for Best Employers for Women.