Santa Fe Community College will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Activities will kick off on Monday, Sept. 17 with a dance performance by Baile Folklorico from noon to 12:30 p.m. and a singing performance by Jovita Enriquez from 12:30 to 1 p.m. All the free events are open to the public and are on the college campus, 6401 Richards Ave.
The month-long celebration will continue with weekly events that will include music performances, cultural panels, a salsa-tasting contest and lectures and discussions by members of SFCC faculty and staff.
A full schedule will be updated weekly at www.sfcc.edu/sfccfiesta.
The events are supported by President’s Advisory Council and the Office of Student Development.
The schedule is listed below.
Lecture by Carole Chavez Hunt, Chair, World Languages (SFCC)
“Culture in NM/Language & Language Anxiety”
Singing Performance By Jovita Enriquez
SFCC Plant Operations and Management Department Panel Discussion
“Ya No Sabemos si Somos
ni de Aquí, ni de Alla”
“We don’t know whether
we’re from here or from there”
Mexican SFCC Staff members share their stories of immigrating to NM
(Panel will speak in Spanish with English translation)
Lecture by Dr. Hermes Cervantes
“Growing up Spanglish: a Celebration of Language, Culture, and Larry Torres”
Highlights growing up in the Southwest as seen through the humorous writings of Larry Torres, Professor of UNM – Taos and writer for the Santa Fe New Mexican
Repeated 5 to 6:15 p.m.
Lecture Hall 216
Lecture by Dr. Steve Martinez, SFCC Assistant Professor, History
“Nuevo Mexicano Veterans of U S Foreign Wars” and “The political life of Nina Otero and Women’s Suffrage”
Home-made Salsa Contest & Salsa Tasting for All
(Directions for entering the salsa contest will be out soon)
SFCC Culinary Arts
Food Truck (food for sale)
Main College Entrance
Piñata breaking for children
Display of Mexican/Latino Folk Art
Lecture by Dr. Andrew Lovato, SFCC Associate Professor, Communications
“Santa Fe Hispanic Culture”
Miguel Dominguez, Singer
Mauricio Lopez y Aspen Santa Fe Baile Folklorico
All Month: 9/15 – 10/15: Hispanic Heritage Month Display in the SFCC Library
Additional events and content: Dr. Andrew Lovato’s Experiences Living in Santa Fe (Link to these interviews will be provided)