Featured Latinx Events

2022 Latinx Heritage Month Events  

Upcycled Piñata-Making Workshops, October 5 & 6
Bend: Oct. 5, 5-7p.m. at The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave
Redmond: Oct. 6, 5-7p.m. at the COCC Redmond Campus, RTEC 209, 2030 SE College Loop
*Space is limited for both workshops; RSVP to attend at latinx@cocc.edu.

The piñata-making workshops are a collaboration with a local Latina artist and The Environmental Center. These 2 events are also a part of their Green Drinks series. To learn more, check out Green Drinks at The Environmental Center

The Whisper of Silence, a virtual streaming film event, October 20-28
View the trailer for The Whisper of Silence
To register and stream, email latinx@cocc.edu.

All events are free and open to the public - RSVP to register.

*COCC celebrates throughout the month of October - see below for more information as to why.

2022 Latinx Heritage Month Events


Previous Heritage Month Events

For 2021 Central Oregon Community College's (COCC) Latinx program hosted free virtual viewing events in honor of Latinx Heritage Month, including a prerecorded music event celebrating the life, times, and work of three significant Latin and South American women. As well as a traditional pupusa and Chilean sopaipilla cooking demonstrations. View the videos.

"Tres Vidas," a prerecorded ensemble event, was conceived and performed by the Core Ensemble of Florida and celebrates the life, times and work of three significant Latin and South American women. It features the storylines of painter Frida Kahlo of Mexico, peasant activist Rufina Amaya of El Salvador and poet Alfonsina Storni of Argentina, presented with popular folk songs from those countries. Email latinx@cocc.edu to receive a study guide and the viewing link, valid from Oct. 19-23.

Tres Vidas

Latinx Heritage Month takes place from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, but COCC's celebration stretches through October due to fall term timing. This time is meant for recognition, education and a time to celebrate Latino, Latina, Latine and Latinx identities, culture, and history. The dates of recognition correlate to historical events across Latin American countries. For instance, Sept. 15 is the date that five Latin American countries — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua — earned independence from Spain in 1821.

For more information, contact Jacqueline Ruggieri at jruggieri@cocc.edu or 541-318-3726.


Latinx Student Club Meetings

Latinx Club,Tuesdays, 12p.m., Coats Campus Center. Contact latinx@cocc.edu for more information.