SPC Observes Hispanic Heritage Month With Virtual Events
September 16, 2020
St. Philip’s College (SPC) hosted a presentation on September 15th to kick off its month-long virtual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). The presentation featured former United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Julian Castro, SPC President, Dr. Adena Williams Loston and Committee Chair, Liz Castillo.
The virtual presentation is one of the many unique events the college is hosting to recognize and celebrate Hispanic and Latino American Culture, Heritage and Contributions. A virtual art gallery, cooking demo and trivia on Kahoot are among the other events being held in observance of the national celebration.
HHM dates back to 1968 when Congress authorized President Lyndon. B Johnson issue an annual proclamation designating National Hispanic Heritage Week. Just two decades later, lawmakers expanded it to a month-long celebration, stretching from September 15 to October 15. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua whom all declared independence in 1821.
SPC's HHM events are free and open to the public. To view the full list of events, click here.