NWC News Desk

NWC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with full schedule of activities

Posted September 8, 2017
By NWC News Desk

Northwest College kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with a Mexican Independence Day celebration Monday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. in NWC’s Intercultural House.

Following a food preparation demonstration by local restaurant El Tapatio, traditional Mexican food and refreshments are to be served.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) by celebrating the rich history, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, as well as Central and South America.

During this experience, participants also have the opportunity to observe and then learn a traditional Mexican dance.

Toward the end of the month, NWC’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month continues with a lecture titled, “From whalers and the War of 1812 to mockingbirds and imps of darkness: Life’s grand experiment in Galapagos,” by NWC Assistant Professor of Biology Eric Atkinson.

Throughout this presentation, Atkinson details his experience in the Galapagos Islands and shares historical perspectives, natural history observations and evolutionary insights. This event takes place Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m. in the Intercultural House.

To learn more about additional ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Northwest College, visit http://nwc.edu/intercultural. Also, stay tuned for upcoming lunch events in the DeWitt Student Center, where participants can sample food from around the world.

For more information about these events, contact Amanda Enriquez, intercultural program manager, at amanda.enriquez@nwc.edu or 307-754-6424.

All events are sponsored by NWC Intercultural Programs and are free to the public.