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Hispanic Heritage Celebration 2016

Hispanic Heritage Celebration 2016

Coconut Eyes by Justine Reyes

Hispanic Heritage Celebrations 2016

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted


Please join us at Rockland Community College Hispanic Heritage Month events. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Honoring our Heritage, Building our Future.”

Tuesday, September 27
Book Discussion - The Distant Marvels
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Technology Center, Room 8322

Join this discussion of The Distant Marvels, a novel, by Chantel Acevedo, about one woman’s astonishing and tragic tales of brutality, courage, tragedy and love, presented to regale fellow refugees during a deadly hurricane pounding the island of Cuba.
Facilitated by Professor Mara-Lee Bierman and presented in collaboration with CETL’s The Last Good Book I Read series.


Tuesday, October 4
Visual Artist/Photographer: Justine Reyes
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse
Facilitated by Professor Eugenio Espinosa
See more of the artist's work here:


Thursday, October 6
Career Mosaic: Hispanic Latino/Latina Perspective
11:00 – 12:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse
Successful professionals from a broad range of careers in health, law enforcement, education and government will share their experiences, insight and advice.
Facilitated by Professor/Counselor Nilda Aragones and Professor Irene Deutsch, Career Services


Thursday, October 27
The Native American Heritage of Latinos
12:30-1:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

Presentation by noted poet, author and lecturer Bobby Gonzalez, who writes and lectures extensively about Native American, Latino, Afro-Latinos and Diversity topics. This event is presented by RCC’s Native American Heritage Committee in collaboration with the Hispanic Heritage Month Committee. Gonzalez is the author of Taino Zen- Poetry from the South Bronx Reservation, and The Last Puerto Rican Indian: A Collection of Dangerous Poetry.
Learn more
For more information contact Michael Albin:
845-574-4357 or

Hispanic Heritage Month Student Achievement Awards to be presented at the New York State Small Business Development Center’s Annual Hispanic Business Awards Luncheon.
Highlighting and recognizing the efforts and accomplishments of Hispanic/Latino(a) students attending Rockland Community College. Eligibility categories are: Academic Achievement, Artistic Talent, Leadership Activities, Personal Accomplishments, or Athletic Achievement.
By invitation only, with date, time and place TBA