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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a study guide and the viewing link, valid from Oct. 19-23.
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 email@example.com or 541-318-3726.
Latinx Student Club Meetings
Latinx Club,Tuesdays, 12p.m., Coats Campus Center. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.