Students help celebrate, bring awareness to Hispanic Heritage Month
The Student Commission for Racial and Ethnic Diversity is hosting multiple events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
“By embracing the different cultures on campus, we are all able to understand and appreciate one another better and truly love one another like God has called us to do so,” Michelle Hernandez, the commission’s president, said.
Throughout the month, the commission will host a booth in the Janzow Campus Center to share the Hispanic culture with the Concordia community.
- Sept. 16: Introduction to Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) and why it’s celebrated
- Sept. 21: The commission will provide craft supplies for students to create items representing HHM
- Sept. 30: To-go chips and salsa with educational information bags
- Oct. 5: Make-your-own guacamole
- Oct. 14: Learn about Hispanic music
“It brings me so much joy to see my peers learning about the various cultures that can be found on campus,” Hernandez, a sophomore from Schuyler, Nebraska, said. “I am blessed to have this opportunity to make these events happen with the help of my committee members, as well as our advisors. With all of their help, I get to see my peers smile, laugh and having fun while learning about the various cultures and diversity that can be found on campus.”
To kick off the month-long celebration, the commission hosted a movie night Sept. 12, with a showing of Disney’s McFarland, USA, about a group of runners from McFarland, California, as they build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (played by Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominately Latino High School.