COVID-19 Response and Reopening

Featured Latinx Events

Spring Term

Latinx Fiesta Events

Piñata Making - Thursday, April 29 - Anytime

Celebrate el dia del niño by making a piñata with the whole family! Gather your materials and follow step-by-step instructions to make your own piñata.View the instructions here:
Piñata Making video instructions
Once you make your own piñata email a picture to so we may post them on our Facebook page. This is in collaboration with the dia del niño events that Raices at the Latino Community Association will be hosting.


Talleres de Literatura y Arte con el Profesor Freddy O. Vilches, Ph.D.

Sesión de Literatura
22 de abril 4pm
Gabriel García Márquez (Colombia)
Isabel Allende (Chile y USA
Zoom Meeting

Sesión de Arte
4 de mayo
Frida Kahlo (México)
Oswaldo Guayasamín (Ecuador)
Zoom Meeting

 Schedule de talleres

  • Introducción y presentación 
  • Video sobre autores/artistas
  • Introducción al movimiento artístico o literario
  • Actividades en grupo




Previous Programs

Latinx Heritage Month Events

Dia de los Muertos Virtual Baking

Join this virtual event to learn more about El dia de los Muertos while making bread and honoring those who are no longer here. Watch the video:

El dia de los Muertos bread making video


Two distinct lectures on the influence of Indigenous Languages of Latin America in Spanish with Professor Freddy O. Vilches, Ph.D.

First Session: México and Central América (Nahuatl and Maya)
October 8, noon

This presentation was recorded:
To view the video contact Evelia Sandoval at

Second Session: Caribbean and South America (Taino-Arawaka, Guaraní, Quechua, Mapudungun)
October 22, noon

This presentation was recorded:
To view the video contact Evelia Sandoval at

Both lectures will cover:
Brief history of the languages
Maps and regions where currently spoken
Interaction with Spanish language
List of words with illustrations and the history of how they were adopted and adapted to Spanish
Words also present in English

Zoom link for both lectures

Virtual Cooking Demonstration and Presentation
Ceviche Mixto from the region of Lima Peru
Friday October 16, 9am
Zoom link

Claudia Bisso-Fetzer Ph.D. will lead us in and educational and interactive presentation on ceviche mixto from the region of Lima Peru. Ceviche mixto is a popular dish in the western Pacific coast. It's considered a Peruvian national dish.  Learn how to make the dish and some history of the area.

This presentation was recorded. View the video:
Virtual Cooking Demonstration Ceviche Mixto

Ixcanul, Film Discussion
October 29, noon
Discussion Zoom link
Film trailer

The brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano.
Immersing us in its characters' customs and beliefs, IXCANUL chronicles with unblinking realism, a disappearing tradition and a disappearing people.
Winner of the Alfred Bauer award and nominee for the Golden Berlin Bear award at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.

Watch the film for free on Kanopy and then join us on October 29 for the film discussion.

COCC students, faculty, and staff can click here to log in and watch the film.

Community members with at Deschutes Public Library account can click here to log in and watch the film. If you don’t have a Deschutes Public library card apply here.

Once you get to either site you will want to log in and search for the film.


For more information contact Evelia Sandoval, COCC Latinx Student Program Coordinator, at or 541-318-3726.


Latinx Student Club Meetings

Latinx Club,Tuesdays, noon, Zoom. Contact Evelia Sandoval for more information: