Northwest College continues its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) with an outdoor showing of the animated family movie “Coco” Friday, Sept. 21. Events scheduled later in the month focus on archaeology, a Hispanic Heritage themed Stothart Reading and a sampling of Latin American cuisine.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month 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.
Area residents are invited to pack a blanket and gather on the lawn of the Intercultural House, located at 565 College Drive, at 6:30 p.m. for a nacho bar and the viewing of “Coco,” a story about 12-year-old Miguel who dreams of being a musician, even though his family forbids it. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors.
The celebration continues with a Sept. 26 presentation titled “The LIDAR Revolution at Tikal, Guatemala” by NWC Associate Professor of Anthropology Greg Smith. Smith will share how technology has impacted the field of archaeology in the Maya area, using the site of Tikal in Guatemala as a case study. This event gets underway at noon in the Intercultural House. Lunch will be provided.
Next on the schedule is a Stothart Reading Wednesday, Oct. 3, at noon in the Hinckley Library. All are encouraged to share pieces of original or favorite work that falls under the theme of Hispanic heritage.
The month’s activities wrap up with a “Taste of Latin America” Monday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Intercultural House. The NWC Spanish Club will prepare a variety of foods from across Latin America for attendees to sample throughout the evening event.
All activities and events are sponsored by NWC Intercultural Programs and are free to the public.
Also, stay tuned for upcoming Intercultural Lunches each Tuesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the DeWitt Student Center. Lunches include food from destinations around the world such as Mexico Sept. 18, Chile Sept. 25, Brazil Oct. 2 and Cuba Oct. 9. Cost is $7.75 for those not on a meal plan.
For more information, contact Intercultural Program Coordinator Kara Ryf at email@example.com or 307-754-6429.
To view more upcoming Northwest College events, visit https://nwc.edu/events/.