Latinx Heritage Month Events
Saturday, 10/1/2022 from 8 a.m. to 10/31/2022 at 5 p.m.
COCC celebrates Latinx Heritage Month with piñatas and film
Events are free and open to the public
Upcycled Piñata-Making Workshops, Oct. 5 & 6
Bend: 5-7 p.m., Oct. 5, at The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave.
Redmond: 5-7 p.m., Oct. 6, at the COCC Redmond Campus, RTEC 209, 2030 SE College Loop
*Space is limited for both workshops; RSVP to email@example.com.
The Whisper of Silence, a virtual streaming film event, Oct. 20-28
To register and stream the movie, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latinx Heritage Month takes place from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, but COCC’s celebration stretches through October due to fall term timing. “It’s a period meant for recognition, education and a time to celebrate Latino, Latina and Latinx identities, culture and history,” said Jacqueline Ruggieri, Latinx program coordinator. 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.