Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Morton College celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of events on campus. All events are free to Morton College students.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration kicks off with the Taste of Latin America from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, September 16, in the Cafeteria. Taste food from different Latin American countries while immersing in live traditional and contemporary dance performances.

Heritage Hispanic Month continues with the showing of the film, “Black in Latin America: Mexico & Peru – A Hidden Race” from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, September 19, in the Student Union. Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores and traces the unknown history of Afro-Americans in Mexico and Peru. Watch the film and participate in a conversation after.

An art exhibition and reception for Puerto Rican artist Nora Nieves is at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, in the Student Union.

Nieves is an interdisciplinary artist. Her artistic practice comes from the experience with painting. She questions the nature of painting and its relationship with the environment in space and time. Meet the artist and learn about her art.

Enjoy select readings from “Teatro Chicana” at Teatro de la Chicanas: Women, Immigration and Social Movements from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, in the Student Union. In addition to reading from “Teatro Chicana,” there’s the performance of two skits – “Dar Luz” (Give Light) and “Bronca.”

“Dar Luz” is about immigration and college and “Bronca” focuses on women’s equality and place in the movement.

Hispanic Heritage Month continues with Comedy Picante from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 4, in the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center.

Join us for a night of laughs and enjoy the comedy of Gwen LaRoka from “Comedy Cantina”, Jay Washington from “Riddles,” Melissa Duprey from “Girl, Let Me Tell You,” Saurin Choksi from “UP Comedy Club” and Second City’s Ken Garr.

Comedy Picante’s material may include adult content not intended for all audiences.

The final event of Hispanic Heritage Month is “Our Journey: Latinas Empowering Latinas” from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, in the Student Union.

Interact with a panel of influential Latina community leaders, role models and mentors who will encourage students to pursue a college education as well as provide information on a variety of careers. Panelists will share personal stories of success to show students how to take the right steps for a successful future. The panel’s goal is to ensure Hispanic women are in positions of leadership and have access to education to help influence society.

Hispanic Heritage Month is sponsored by Morton College’s Office of Student Activities. Student Activities reserves the right to ask for a student ID for entrance into events.

Call Student Activities at (708) 656-8000 Ext. 2419 for more information.