Medgar Evers College Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Week with 5th Annual Latino Film Festival

September 26, 2013 | Medgar Evers College

BROOKLYN – Medgar Evers College is proud to recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month. From the period of September 15 to October 15, Americans recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans and celebrate the group’s heritage and culture. This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month will explore creative expressions of Latino identity through cultural displays, poetry, music, film, visual arts and panel discussions.

“This is an opportunity for the greater Brooklyn community to learn about the unique contributions of a community that has provided so much to the American fabric, historically, culturally, socially and economically,” said Dr. Rosalina Diaz, Associate Professor in the Department of Education. “Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to reflect and celebrate the many successes of the Latino community, but more importantly to engage in deep insightful dialogue about actions that we, as an institution of higher learning, can take to provide resources and curricula that will support academic and personal success and improve educational outcomes for this group, every other day of the year.”

Hosted by the Medgar Evers College Association of Latin American Studies (ALAS), the month long celebration will focus on the strength and resilience of Latinos in overcoming socio-political and economic obstacles that have historically impeded successful attainment of higher education.

For a full listing of all calendar events, visit our Hispanic Heritage Month page.

About Medgar Evers College

Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is a growing institution offering both Associate and Baccalaureate degrees.  The nearly 7,000-member student body is primarily comprised of those who are the first in their families to attend college.  A senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) system, Medgar Evers College was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community.  With a commitment to students who desire a sound academic foundation as well as an opportunity for personal development, Medgar Evers College seeks to provide high-quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of a liberal arts education.  For more information, visit www.mec.cuny.edu.

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