KCC to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with events in September, October

A text slide showing the schedule of Hispanic Heritage Month events at KCC.

Kellogg Community College will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month this fall with a series of events and initiatives running Sept. 16 through Oct. 18 on campus in Battle Creek.

Hispanic Heritage Month events activities at KCC this fall include:

Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16
Student Center
Free

Grupo Aye Band
Sponsored by the KCC Foundation
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 2020
7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21
Binda Performing Arts Center
$30 single tickets; $50 couples

Almuerzo Latino/Latin Lunch
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26
Kellogg Room
$5 students; $10 non-students

Salsa Class
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2
Kellogg Room
Free

Conversational Spanish Musical Chairs
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8
Kellogg Room
Free

Hispanic Heritage Month Women’s Soccer Game
Vs. Andrews University JV
2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18
Soccer Field
Free
Follow the soccer team on Instagram: @kelloggsoccer

All events are open to the public on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek.

In addition to the events listed above, in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month activities at KCC, print copies of KCC’s Spanish language children’s picture book “Blaze Va a la Universidad” (“Blaze Goes to College”) will be available for purchase in the on-campus Bruin Bookstore beginning in mid-September. All profits from the book will go toward scholarships for the College’s Bruin Youth Programming camps and initiatives for area youth. The book can be read for free online at www.kellogg.edu/blaze.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the U.S. from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 each year to celebrate Latino culture and the past and present contributions of individuals with Latino heritage. The month-long observance began as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 and was expanded to a full 30 days in 1988; the Sept. 15 start date is relevant as the anniversary of the independence of several Latin American countries.

For more information about National Hispanic Heritage Month, visit www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov.

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