The Cultural Diversity Committee, a portion of the Associate Students of Rio Hondo College presented the first of three events for Hispanic Heritage Month started with a discussion on Hispanic heritage Sep 20.
The United States Government officially recognizes the month from Sep 15 to Oct 15, as Hispanic Heritage Month, paying tribute to the generation of Hispanic Americans who have influenced the nation and society.
This discussion was held at SU201 in the Student Lounge and was moderated by Rio Hondo Humanities professor, Hector Gonzalez.
Gonzalez went over such things as making students identify an abstract Mexican-American painting and what exactly makes it Mexican.
He also went over engaging topics such as defining what is a Chicano and why we have that certain definition for it. Gonzalez did that in order to make students question and understand it much more.
There are two other events planned for Hispanic Heritage Month here at Rio with a showing of the movie, Frida Sep 21 in SU201 from 12 p.m to 2 p.m and a festival celebrating Hispanic/Latino heritage Sep 28 from 11 a.m to 1 p.m in the Mid Quad.