Latino – Hispanic – LatinX Heritage Month


Onondaga Community College is expanding the concept of Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration which traditionally runs from September 15 to October 15. OCC’s Hispanic Heritage Month Workgroup chose a theme for this year’s event, “Many Identities, One Tapestry.” The group also decided to expand the event on campus and rename it Latino-Hispanic-LatinX Heritage Month. A robust list of related events are scheduled including:


Meet Spanish ClubOfficer at the “Get Involved Fair”

Date: Thursday, September 6

Time: 11am-1pm

Location: Gordon Student Center Hallway


Studying Abroad in the Dominican Republic and Belize

Date: Monday, September 10

Time: 11:10am-12:20pm

Location: Mawhinney Hall, room 345

Students who traveled to the Dominican Republic during the spring 2018 semester share their stories. Professors Rick McClain, Ben Miller and Tim Scott also discuss an upcoming study abroad opportunity to Belize in 2019.


Refugees Discuss Changes in U.S. Immigration Policies and the Impact on our Country (panel discussion)

Date: Wednesday, September 12

Time: 11am-12:30pm

Location: Mawhinney Hall, room 245


Latino Icons,Heroes and Superheroes: A Display of Cultural Artifacts

Dates: September 15 to October 15

Location: Hallway outside Mawhinney Hall room 350


Puerto Rico: One Year After Hurricane Maria

Date: Monday, September 17

Time: 11:10am-12:20pm

Location: Mawhinney Hall, room 245


Life Through theLens of Deaf Latino Photographer Gabriel Ponte-Flear

Date: Friday, September 21

Time: 11:10am-12:20pm

Location: Mawhinney Hall, room 345

This event is hosted by the American Sign Language Faculty and Students.


Latinos in the U.S. Armed Forces Featuring Juanita Perez Williams

Date: Monday, September 24

Time: 11:10am-12:20pm

Location: Mawhinney Hall, room 345

Perez Williams is a U.S. Navy Veteran and former candidate for Syracuse Mayor and the 24th Congressional District.


Latino – Hispanic– LatinX Heritage Month Cultural Sampler

Date: Wednesday, September 26

Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location: Ann Felton Multicultural Center


Spanish Music, Salsa Dancing & Spanish Cuisine

Date: Wednesday, October 3

Time: 11am-1pm

Location: Amphitheater outside Academic II and Gordon Student Center


All events are free and open to the public.