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SFCC celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15


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.

Sept. 17

Baile Folklorico

Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Campus Center

Jovita Enriquez

12:30 to 1 p.m.

Campus Center

Sept. 20

Lecture by Carole Chavez Hunt, Chair, World Languages (SFCC)

“Culture in NM/Language & Language Anxiety”

12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

Board Room

Sept. 24

Singing Performance By Jovita Enriquez

Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Campus Center

Sept. 25

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)

1 to 2:15 p.m.

Jemez Rooms

Sept. 27

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

1 to 2:15 p.m.

Repeated 5 to 6:15 p.m.

Lecture Hall 216

October 2
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”

10:30 a.m. to noon

Board Room

October 3

Home-made Salsa Contest & Salsa Tasting for All

(Directions for entering the salsa contest will be out soon)

11 a.m. to noon


Mariachi Buenaventura

Noon to 1 p.m.


SFCC Culinary Arts

Food Truck (food for sale)

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Main College Entrance

Piñata breaking for children

12:30 to 1 p.m.


Display of Mexican/Latino Folk Art

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


October 9

Lecture by Dr. Andrew Lovato, SFCC Associate Professor, Communications

“Santa Fe Hispanic Culture”

5:30 – 6:30pm

Board Room

October 15

Miguel Dominguez, Singer

Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Campus Center

Mauricio Lopez y Aspen Santa Fe Baile Folklorico

12:30 to 1 p.m.

Campus Center

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)

TEDxABQ talk by Dr. Andrew Lovato, “The Santa Fe Entrada, History Matters,” Sept. 28, 29

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