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Latinx Heritage Month: Latinx Heritage Month

A guide highlighting books, websites, and articles on Latino history and heritage.

Latino Heritage Month



Monday, May 6     (Library Quad 12 noon - 1pm)
Latinx Heritage Month Opening  Event: Zumba with Keiko Saito 

Join instructor Keiko Saito while she combines international music with awesome dance moves. Sponsored by FH Beats & Puente. Food & refreshments provided. 

Help celebrate the opening ceremony of Latinx Month with food, refreshments and music from many Latin American Cultures. 


Tuesday, May 7     (Library Quad 12 noon - 1pm)
Latinx Heritage Month Opening Ceremony: Zumba with Keiko Saito 

Help celebrate the opening ceremony of Latinx Month with food, refreshments and music from many Latin American Cultures. 

Thurday, May 9     (Toyon Room 12 noon - 2pm)
LHM: Film Screening: Precious Knowledge

Precious Knowledge is a 2011 education and political documentary that centers on the banning of the Mexican-American Studies in the Tucson Unified School district of Arizona. This documentary interweaves the stories of students and teachers in teh MAS program, also know as "La Raza Studies.



Tuesday, May 14      (Hearthside Lounge, 2313 - 11:30am to 12:30 p.m.)
Latinx & Undocuented Scholarships/Transfer

Monday,  May 20     (Hearthside Lounge Room 2313 12:00 pm - 2 p.m.)

Latinx Professional Minute Mentorig                         

Wednesday May 22    
(Campus Center Plaza - Noon - 1p.m.)
College Hour: Open Mic

Thursday, May 23     ( Campus Center Plaza- 12:00 - 1:30 p.m)
Racies Negras: African Roots in Mexico

Tuesday: May 28     (1Hearthside Lounge Room 2313 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)                      
Lecture Series: Fruit of the Drunken Tree Author

Foothill College Heritage & Health Series

Foothill students, faculty and staff recognize the cultural diversity of the campus community throughout the year with a series of heritage month events celebrating Jewish Heritage, Black History, Women's History, Asian Pacific Islander Heritage, Latino Heritage and LGBTQ Heritage.  

Foothill College celebrates Latino Heritage Month during the month of May.  The theme for the 2018 Latino Heritage Month celebration is "We are Dreamers"  View the calendar of events in the left column.  

For additional information on Foothill College heritage month celebrations contact the Student Activities Office at (650) 949-7282, visit the Foothill College Heritage and Health Series web page, or drop by the Campus Center Student Activities Office, Room 2009.   

History of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to a 30-day period.  It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicarague.  In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. 

Information from Library of Congress