Hispanic Heritage Month - Event Listings

Hispanic Heritage Month

Come join our colleges and local communities for National Hispanic Heritage Month! We’re celebrating the rich tapestry of Hispanic culture and honoring Hispanic American champions who are beacons of courage, enlightenment, inspiration, and change. There are plenty of in-person, virtual, and live-streamed events to choose from, and we look forward to your participation!

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

A Discussion: No Más Bebés

Academy Award-nominated filmaker, Renee Tajima-Pena, speaks about her powerful documentary detailing the plight of Mexican immigrant women who sued county doctors, the state of California, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth.

October 4, 2022


For details and to RSVP, visit Coyote Connect

Questions? Contact Christina.Contreras@cgc.edu and Donna.Thompson@cgc.edu


Cuentos with Zarco Guerrero

Meet award-winning sculptor, maskmaker, and performance artist, Zarco Guerrero, who seeks to create positive social change through the arts.

October 12, 2022

Agave Room at CGCC

For details and to RSVP, visit Coyote Connect

Questions? Contact Christina.Contreras@cgc.edu and Donna.Thompson@cgc.edu

Glendale Community College

Latine Heritage Month Displays

Stop by the Student Union Building and the Library to check out the Latine Heritage Month Displays.

September 15 - October 15, 2022

GCC Student Union Building and the Library


Festive Food: Cafeteria Cultural Celebration

Join us for Festive Food Wednesdays with the GCC Palms Cafe. Each Wednesday, the GCC Cafeteria will sell food from a different country to celebrate Latine Month. Those who purchase a plate will receive the recipe and directions on how to recreate that plate at home. (Please note that the cafeteria still needs to provide us with the menu options. I will follow up with more details as soon as they provide it to us) 

Every Wednesday, September 21 - October 12, 2022 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

GCC Palms Cafe


Cocinando con Los Moran

Ricardo Moran, Victoria Moran, Judith and Jesus Urrutia, Jennifer and Chato Barahona.

Join us for a pre-recorded cooking session with Rico, his mom, and his family and learn how to make pupusas and other delicious food from El Salvador.

September 15 - October 15, 2022

Location: TBD


Hijos de Dios: Mexica People, Past & Present

Alberto Olivas and Danza Azteca Grupo Coatlicue

Alberto Olivas will give a presentation on the history of the Mexica (Aztecs) in Arizona. Danza Azteca Grupo Coatlicue will follow with a performance of various Aztec Dances. 

September 22, 2022 | 5 - 7 p.m. 

Location: Student Union Building Room 104 DE (This is in person, but would like to livestream
the presentation onto the GCC Youtube Channel as well. Still working on the second


A Conversation with Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Rios
Alberto Rios

Mr. Rios will discuss his cultural background and read from his award-winning works.

September 27, 2022 | noon - 1 p.m.

On Zoom


Cocinando con Guio

Dr. Guiomar Borras, GCC Faculty, Communication & World Languages

Join us for a pre-recorded cooking session with Guio, and learn how to make arepas and cachapas from Venezuela.

October 5, 2022 | noon - 1 p.m.

Pre-recorded Video: (link: TBD)


Latine Month Trivia

Dr. Guiomar Borras, GCC Faculty, Communication & World Languages

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Latine Month? Bring your lunch and join us for Latine Trivia on Kahoot. Please note that participants will need two devices to play (a phone or tablet to submit the answers, and a computer or tablet to view the questions and PowerPoint).

October 11, 2022 | noon - 1 p.m.

On Zoom

GateWay Community College

Visiting Voices, Powerful Perspectives

You’re invited to hear Dr. Mayra Toney, DNP, RN, speak about her efforts to create diverse and inclusive nursing instruction through an experience-based course at Duquesne University. Regardless of your background, Dr. Toney will provide valuable insights and recommendations for building opportunities to develop cultural competence.

September 29, 2022 | noon 

Washington Campus | Copper Room

Or, Join us on Webex

Password: GWSpeaks

Paradise Valley Community College

1st Gen Fridays: Hispanic Heritage Month—Open Mic

PVCC's Intercultural Center invites all students to join our 1st Gen students to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month during our Open Mic. Students can take part and express themselves through the art of spoken word poetry.

September 16, 2022 | 4 - 6:30 p.m. 



RipplePHX's Loteria

PVCC's Intercultural Center welcomes RipplePHX's Loteria to our campus. Come join us for some fun, prizes, and free-HIV testing. 

September 21, 2022 | noon - 2 p.m. 

KSC Student Union 


1st Gen Fridays: Dia de los Muertos, Paint & Sip

PVCC's Intercultural Center invites all students to join our 1st Gen students to celebrate the Hispanic Culture through a Dia de los Muertos, Paint & Sip event. 

October 28, 2022 | 4 - 6:30 p.m. 


Phoenix College

Saul Flores: The Walk of Immigrants

Join photojournalist and lecturer Saul Flores, as he discusses his acclaimed essays on the experiences of Latin American immigrants. His vivid, first-hand accounts were gleaned from a three-month journey in which he traveled 5,328 miles on foot and by hitchhiking, from Ecuador to North Carolina. 

September 26, 2022 | 2 - 4 p.m. 

Bulpitt Auditorium at Phoenix College

Pre-Registration Required: https://tinyurl.com/SaulFloresFall22


Drag Lotería

Drag Lotería is more than just a game—it's a game show! Try your luck at this traditional game of chance, while you're entertained by drag artists from Ripplephx.

September 28, 2022 | noon - 3 p.m. 

Student Union at Phoenix College

Rio Salado Community College

Fostering Belonging Through Stories

Rio Salado and American Public University System (APUS) will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. As part of our DEIB webinar series, Rio Salado College and APUS will host the first event of the year. 

Noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6.

Keynote speaker: Additional Information Coming Soon

Registration webinar link will be available soon.

Scottsdale Community College

Borderless Dreams “Sueños Sin Limites”

Wednesday, October 5, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (MST)


Join Samantha Ramirez-Herrera, entrepreneur, filmmaker, creative director, writer, mother, feminist, and civil rights activist, as she shares her story about growing up undocumented. 

While she wears many hats, at her core, Ramirez-Herrera is a storyteller. Ramirez-Herrera shares her compelling journey, including how she forged ahead despite challenges she faced from language barriers, economic obstacles, cultural differences, immigration policies, and lack of resources for higher education. 

‘Borderless Dreams’ is a program focused on inspiring courage and catalyzing positive and bold action toward students’ biggest dreams. By choosing to come out of the shadows, allowing ourselves to dream big, and facing fears with courage, we have the power to find growth.

Click here to attend the event.


Why Colonization is an Oversimplified Story of Hispanidad

Thursday, October 6, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (MST)


Join Tiffany Montoya, Ph.D., a philosopher specializing in social and political philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of race, for a discussion of ethnonyms.

There is a debate about the use of the term ‘Hispanic’ vs. ‘Latino/a/x’ when referring to people in the U.S. with varying degrees of Spanish ancestry. There are many valid explanations for the use of either term. Dr. Montoya focuses on the critique and dismissal of ‘Hispanic’. 

The recent rejection of ‘Hispanic’ stems from its associations with Spain and its bloody colonial history. But it is less well known that not every emigrant from Spain during the colonial period was considered ‘properly Spanish’ – this detail of history further complicates the term ‘Hispanic’. This is a conversation about the lesser-known history of Spanish emigrants, the debate between ethnonyms, the placement of ‘Hispanidad’ and ‘Latinidad’ in the realm of race and ethnicity, and understanding one’s moral responsibility to anti-racism as a ‘mixed raced ethnicity’.

Click here to attend the event.

South Mountain Community College

Hispanic Heritage Heroes Cultural Corner

The SMCC Student Life hosts a poster walkway highlighting Hispanic heroes of the community. Stop by the Cultural Corner at the SMCC Student Union and learn about the heroes we admire.

September 15 – October 15, 2022

SMCC Student Union


Hispanic Heritage Kahoot Interactive Game

Join games of Kahoot in-person and online! SMCC will host two trivia game days during Hispanic Heritage Month. Winners will win premier SMCC swag! Snacks and water will be provided. 

September 29, 2022 | 11 a.m. - noon

SMCC Student Union Conference Room

October 3, 2022 | 2 - 3 p.m. 




Películas Hispanas

The SMCC Library will host Películas Hispanas (Hispanic Movies) for Hispanic Heritage Month, screeing “Encanto” (2021) and “Selena” (1997). Come enjoy these two movies with the SMCC community and stay for a film discussion facilitated by the SMCC Diversity Committee. Snacks and water will be provided. 

“Encanto” September 15, 2022 | 1 - 3 p.m. 

“Selena” October 6, 2022 | 1 - 3 p.m. 

SMCC Library Community Room



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Various In-Person and/or Virtual Event Dates through-out September and October!

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