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Hispanic Heritage Month 2022


Now through October 15, we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which honors the history, achievements, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino/a/x/e people who have advanced American society and culture and who have inspired us to challenge the inequities that persist in this country. 

The theme for this year’s celebration is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation. This theme reinforces the need to ensure diverse voices and perspectives are heard and welcomed, helping to build stronger communities and a stronger nation. As one of the fastest growing demographics at CCRI, Hispanic and Latino/a/x/e students contribute so richly to our college community. CCRI is committed to fostering a truly diverse, anti-racist, and inclusive community, and we are incredibly grateful for the richness that our Hispanic and Latino/a/x/e students bring to our college.

Throughout this month, CCRI will host special programming and events on our campuses. I encourage you to participate and find ways throughout the entire year to support, celebrate, and acknowledge our students, faculty, staff as well as our friends and neighbors who make our greater Hispanic/Latino/a/x/e community such an integral part of our college and our state.

*Events added throughout the month. Please check back for additional events.  

Scavenger Hunt

🗓️ September 27–October 15
📍 All campuses

Check all four campuses to find hidden flyers with details about prominent Hispanic and Latin Americans. Scan the QR code on any flyer to get started. If you succeed in completing at least 50% of the scavenger hunt, you win a prize from Student Life (while supplies last)!


🗓️ Wednesday, September 28
⏰ 12–1 pm
📍 Flanagan (Room 1315), Knight (Room 1219), and Liston (Room 2229) 

Join us as we celebrate Mexican culture by playing a few rounds of Lotería and learn a little about the game's history

Viva La Causa: The Story of Cesar Chavez and a Great Movement for Social Justice

🗓️ Wednesday, October 5
⏰ 1–2:30 pm
📍 Flanagan Campus 

Cesar Chavez was an American labor leader and civil rights activist who formed the United Farm Workers Union in 1962 with Dolores Huerta. Watch this 40-minute film about his life and join the following discussion during Hispanic Heritage Month.