CGCC Hispanic Heritage Month Events

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Hispanic Heritage Month

For more than 50 years, the United States has celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15, and at Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC), we're excited to observe this time with a variety of events for our students and community.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating our Hispanic and Latin cultures with these fun, free events!

September 26 & September 28: Crossings: Border Crossing in Southern Arizona

10:00 - 11:15 am, SC 140, Pecos Campus

Donna Carrier, CGCC faculty, will be walking us through Arizona immigration during two different events. Illegal immigration is front and center on the news and in politics today, but often the human side of the tragedy that unfolds every day in the deserts of southern Arizona is ignored. 

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September 27: Zarco Guerrero Cuentos & Lunch

11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Bridget Lounge, Williams Campus

Dia de Los Muertos is a highly celebrated and significant holiday held throughout Mexico, Latin America, and the Southwest. It is a day when homage is paid with prayers, offerings of food and the building of altars to those who have gone before us. Join Zarco and his unique masked characters as they celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with hilarious and moving storytelling.

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Zarco Guerrero Masks

October 4: Deconstructing the Taco

5:00 - 6:00 pm, Virtual

Guest speaker Gregory McNamee will speak about "The History and Lore of a Beloved Food." The foods of Arizona speak to the many cultures, native and newcomer, that make up our state. Consider the taco, that favorite treat, a staple of Mexican and Mexican American cooking and an old standby on an Arizonan’s plate.

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October 11: Hispanic Heritage Festival

11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Student Pavilion, Pecos Campus

Come join us for the Hispanic Heritage Festival 2023. Enjoy music with Latin inspired food and performances!

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HHM Dancing