National Hispanic Heritage Month is underway across the country and on Millersville University’s campus. It officially kicked off on Sept. 15.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Millersville University’s Rosario Caminero Latino Celebration Committee has arranged a variety of events and activities for students to enjoy.
Festivities begin Monday, Sept. 20 with a film screening of the ever-popular “In the Heights” at 7 p.m. in the Student Memorial Center. There will be a discussion following the film.
The celebration continues on Tuesday, Sept. 21 with dance lessons, including the basics of Salsa and Bachata dance at 4 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room inside the Student Memorial Center. At 7 p.m., enjoy a talent show with both student and faculty participants.
A screening of the film “Los Hermanos” will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 22 in Millersville’s Visual and Performing Arts Center.
On Thursday Sept. 23, visit the Biemesderfer Concert Hall for a live performance and discussion of “Lydia,” the portrait of a Mexican immigrant family.
Millersville’s Hispanic Heritage Month will close with catering from a local Latino restaurant on Friday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. outside of the SMC. Free food will be available for the first 100 students in attendance.
According to the National Archives website, the U.S. celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month to “recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success.” The national observance of Hispanic Heritage began in the 1960s, expanding to include a month of celebrations in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan.
For more information about Hispanic Heritage Month events happening at Millersville, visit the Rita Smith Wade-El Intercultural Center on GetInvolved for registration details.
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Millersville offers several academic fields of study related to Hispanic Heritage Month:
Latina/o Studies (Minor)
B.A. in Spanish (Major/Minor)
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