Tri-C Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
September 08, 2017
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Programs scheduled at sites in Cleveland, Highland Hills, Parma and Westlake
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of programs highlighting the culture and contributions of those with Spanish and Latin American roots.
Held as part of the College’s Celebrating Diversity Series, the free programs showcase Hispanic art, music, dance and film while also addressing issues of importance to the Latino community.
The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) will include:
Art Exhibit: “Doors to My Barrio”
This traveling project by local artists — including students from Tri-C’s Hispanic Council — features original artwork on salvaged doors. Latino countries provided the inspiration for each piece. Look for doors to be on display at Metropolitan Campus in Cleveland and Western Campus in Parma.
Musical Performance: Grupo Son Gitano
Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 — Western Campus Atrium, 11000 Pleasant Valley Road, Parma
This eclectic musical group blends unique styles from Spain, South America, Puerto Rico and the United States to create the ultimate in Latin fusion. Dance lessons (11-11:30 a.m.) will be offered before the performance and there will be a Caribbean cooking demonstration.
1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 — Eastern Campus Gymnasium, 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills
Shake those hips during a fun and easy-to-follow workout that promises to raise your heart rate. A smoothie-making demonstration – with tastes, of course –will also be offered.
Film Screening: “Who Is Dayani Cristal?”
Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 – Metro Campus (MTA 100), 2900 Community College Ave, Cleveland
In a sun-blistered desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona police discover a decomposing body. Lifting a tattered shirt, they find a tattoo that reads “Dayani Cristal.” Who is this person? The search for answers shows the plight of migrant travelers and their motivations, hope and fears.
Panel Discussion: Latino (Im)migrants in Ohio — Opportunities and Challenges
6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 – Corporate College® West, 25425 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
The Latino population in Ohio has grown by 89 percent over the past 15 years. How has this population blended into the Buckeye State and what contributions have they made? Join the discussion with a panel of experts.
For additional information on these programs or others offered by Tri-C’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, visit the Diversity Website or contact Magda Gomez at 216-987-0204.