During the months of September and October, the Diversity Programs of El Paso Community College will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month of 2015 with plenty of activates.
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The Matachines, American-Indian dancers performing a traditional matachin ritual at the Fall Fiesta at the Valle Verde campus.
The theme of the month's event is titled: “The Untold Story: Education, Enrichment, Engagement, and Evolution of America.”
The event will include works of literature, student artwork, music and current affairs.
Each campus library will host presentations.
Student art work will be showcased at a display in the foyer of the Administrative Services Center (ASC) in building A which is located at 9050 Viscount Blvd.
The viewing of the student art work is open to the general public on weekdays from 8am to 5pm, from Sept. 10 through Oct. 15.
Month long activities will be happening throughout the college.The kick-off celebration was held at the Rio Grande Campus cafeteria, Wednesday Sept 16.
The Fall Fiesta took place at the Valle Verde Campus Wednesday 23 and read-ins were held in the A building on the 2nd floor lobby.
At the ASC building, guest speakers, Author, Sam C. Martinez along with Matt Perez and Gil Mireles (Systemic Evil: Matt Perez V. The FBI) spoke about the book and court cases.
On Wednesday Oct. 8, the EPCC Transmountain campus, located at 9750 Gateway North, will have a presentation panel discussion that will include Hispanic Veterans.
Those Hispanic Veterans have served during World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and the Irag-Afgahnistan War.
A Class Apart, a film featuring the work of Gus Garcia, World War II Veteran who successfully argued the case of “Hernandez v. Texas” in the U.S Supreme Court, will be included in the activities.
There will also be an exhibit honoring and remembering the Hispanic Medal of Honor Recipients and former Prisoners of War/ Missing in Action (POW/MIA) is a part of the activities being held at Transmounatin.
The annual Mentors’ Dinner will be held from 6 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 14 at the EPCC ASC in the A Building auditorium, which is a part of the month-long celebration.
The 2015 Mentors are Senator Jose Rodriguez and Representative Mary Gonzalez. Keynote Speaker for the event will be Alfredo Corchado, EPCC Alumni, Journalist and Author.
All of these events being held throughout October at the different locations will be free except for the Mentors’ Dinner. For Event and Mentors’ Diner ticket information, contact EPCC Diversity Programs at (915) 831-3324.