Hispanic Heritage Month 2020


GateWay Community College

Monday, September 14, 2020

HSI Week Kick Off
Virtual Event | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join GateWay Community College as they celebrate National Hispanic-Serving Institutions week, observed September 14 - 20, 2020. During this week, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities encourages students, faculty, and staff to create awareness of the impact Hispanic-Serving Institutions have on our students and communities.

MCCCD Interim Chancellor, Dr. Steven R. Gonzales will share his knowledge and experiences during this Hispanic-Serving Institution Week kick-off event as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Meeting number (access code): 146 977 1842
Meeting password: 5ZSzQGNMd23



Mesa Community College

Thursday, September 24, and Friday, September 25

Netflix Viewing Party: Ayotzinapa 43
Virtual Event | 6 - 7:30 p.m. Join Mesa Community College students, faculty, and staff for a virtual viewing experience, featuring the docuseries that disputes the Mexican government’s account of how and why 43 students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College vanished in Iguala, Mexico in 2014.

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Afro-Latinx/Chicanx Fishbowl
Virtual Event | 11 a.m.

Join Mesa Community College for a fishbowl exploring prejudice, discrimination, and privilege as it relates to various identities within the community. For more information or accommodations please call 480-461-7291

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

A Breath of Poetry
Virtual Event | 7 - 8 p.m.

A poetry open mic event that lets us get some stuff off our chests. To explore each others’ worlds. To let in the words of others and let out our own. To breathe. Poets can read up to two of their poems and possibly three if time permits.

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Meeting number (access code): 133 277 9064
Meeting password: SZJREQ3ED78



Phoenix College

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Virtual Latinx Fishbowl
Virtual Event | 12 - 1:15 p.m.

Learn from the perspectives of Latinx students, leaders, as well as the surrounding community. Join the meeting here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Día de los Muertos Virtual Memorial

Honor the memories of loved ones who have passed. Students, faculty, staff, and community members will have an opportunity to post a picture, and share the impact they had on you, your family, and their community.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Tunnel of Oppression: Lost in Translation
Virtual Event | Two Sessions: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m.

Throughout time, stories--and larger historical narratives--have been altered to mask oppression and prejudice. Join us for a virtual experience that will challenge you to think more deeply about oppression, privilege, and power; framed by today's most relevant issues.



Scottsdale Community College

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Sharing Our Stories: Connecting the Past to the Future
Virtual Event | 1 - 2 p.m.

Pita Juarez (documentary filmmaker), James Garcia (journalist and playwright) and Gloria Montano Greene (climate sustainability advocate) will share the stories of their careers, how it helped create a stronger Latinx community and why community engagement is important in 2020. The session will be recorded and available for faculty to share with students following the event.

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South Mountain Community College

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Constitution Day
Virtual Event | 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Join us as we celebrate Constitution Day this September, as Community Colleges hosts a live stream with Maricopa County Recorder, Adrian Fontes. To Learn more and join the event, click here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

National Voter Registration Day
Virtual Event | TBD

Student leaders will have an opportunity to chat with Arizona Secretary of State, Katie Hobbs via Zoom.

September 22 - 24, 2020

Virtual Student Leadership Experience
Virtual Event | Register Here

Change Happens: Discover the Leader Within

Every year, Maricopa Community Colleges, Coconino Community College, and Central Arizona College host a Leadership Retreat. This year, the event will be held virtually. The retreat will be held September 22-24 and the overall theme of our retreat is Change Happens: Discover the Leader Within with a focus for each day: handling change, social justice, and civic engagement. You can expect dynamic speakers, engaging workshops, and stellar leadership development.



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