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The Maricopa Community Colleges Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with Community Events

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  • Dasi Danzig   |   Maricopa County Community Colleges


TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2021 – In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, many of the Maricopa Community Colleges are hosting events that spotlight Hispanic and Latinx culture.

“We are proud to celebrate Hispanic and Latinx heritage this month with many opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and community members to engage with Hispanic and Latinx culture and history,” said MCCCD Interim Chancellor, Dr. Steven R. Gonzales. “The Maricopa Community Colleges are always seeking opportunities to serve our Hispanic and Latinx communities, with nine out of 10 of our Colleges designated as Hispanic Serving Institutions. I look forward to celebrating these rich cultures and invite the community to join in on our events.”

More information on this year’s virtual and in-person events can be found below. These events are free and open to the public.


Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff
September 15, 2021
Virtual Event | 2 – 3 p.m. 
Join Event ID: 24888405477Password: rDHEPfTF423 
Join Estrella Mountain to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month and honor Daniel Ramos.
Paletas y Pláticas – Race, Ethnicity and Colorism
September 15 & 16, 2021
Virtual or In-Person Events | 12 p.m. 
Register Here 
GateWay’s Center for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in partnership with Student Life and Leadership, will host special editions of DEI 101 workshops on Race, Ethnicity & Colorism with a focus on how these appear in Latin American and Latinx/a/o culture. In-person attendees will receive a free paleta for participating.
Hijos de Dios: Mexica People, Past & Present
September 23, 2021
Virtual Event | 12 – 1 p.m. 
Join Event Meeting ID: 963 4813 7215 
In celebration of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, Glendale Community College presents Alberto Olivas, Founding Executive Director of the Congressman Ed Pastor Center for Politics & Public Service at Arizona State University. In his talk, Hijos de Dios: Mexica People, Past & Present, Mr. Olivas will be discussing Aztecs in Arizona.
Hispanic/Latinx Month Events
September 15 – October 11, 2021
Virtual and In-Person Events View all Events 
Join Paradise Valley Community College for many events happening throughout the month to celebrate Hispanic and Latinx heritage.