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CLC celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month

Family Legacy: Si no sabes de dónde vienes, no sabrás para dónde vas / If you don't know where you come from, you don't know where you're going

September 15 to October 15

Sponsored by Student Affairs, Latinx Outreach and Success Committee, Diversity Council, Latino Alliance, Fearless Dreamers Alliance and the University Center of Lake County.

For more information, please contact:
Rodolfo Ruiz-Velasco
(847) 543-2752

Latinx Zoom Backgrounds

Use these Latinx virtual backgrounds for your Zoom meetings:

  1. Click on the images to view these in full size. Then right click on the image you choose to save it to your computer.
  2. Follow Zoom’s directions about how to implement virtual backgrounds in your video calls.
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Big thanks to the Latinx Heritage Month Taskforce

Faculty and Staff: Gema Mariscal, Rodolfo Ruiz-Velasco, Jesse Morales, Laura Ruiz, Theresa Ruiz-Velasco, Marcela Calderon-Duran, Jennifer Cordova Arteaga, Sonia Oliva, PhD, Sandra Pizano, Sophia Rodriguez.

All events are free and open to the public!

CLC celebrates Latinx Heritage Month and recognizes the contributions of Latinx community members to American society and culture. In addition, we celebrate the Independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, México and Chile during the months of September and October.

Latinx Heritage Month Kick-off

Jasmin Cardenas: "Cuentos/Stories from the Americas"

5-6 p.m., In person at A011 (Grayslake Campus)

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Cuentos From the Americas is a Bilingual (Spanish/English) journey of stories from North, Central, South America and the Caribbean Islands written and performed by award winning storyteller Jasmin Cardenas. The stories are a mix of ancient myths, legends and folktales from this hemisphere and personal stories of being bicultural. 

Charles Kellogg: Tracing your family roots

Noon, In person at C106 (Grayslake Campus)

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Have you ever been interested in finding out more about your own ancestry? Join us for a workshop with Charles Kelloggs, CLC Academic Success Advisor. Charles will walk you through hands-on research. 

PHinishED: Current and Future Latinx Doctors at CLC 

3:30-4:30 p.m., In Person at C106 (Grayslake Campus) or Virtual via Zoom

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During this panel, we aim to discuss the multifaceted aspects of earning an Ed.D. or Ph.D. Learn about the diverse narratives, challenges, breakthroughs and profound/inspiring moments that characterize this academic journey.

"A Million Miles Away" Hispanic Heritage Movie Night

5-8 p.m., In Person at Lakeshore Campus

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A viewing of the movie "A Million Miles Away." Kids under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

National Taco Day

Student Commons (Grayslake Campus)

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Come celebrate National Taco Day with us!  Enjoy delicious tacos and fun!

Heather Johnson (Dunn Museum): Preserving Your Photographs and Paper Documents 

12-1:30 p.m., In Person at C106 (Grayslake Campus)

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Heather Johnson, Curator at the Bess Bower Dunn Museum, shares basics for preserving family photographs and documents. Learn easy steps for preserving the current condition of items and preventing future damage.

The Musician of Guitarra Azul

12-1 p.m., In Person at Southlake Atrium (Southlake Campus)

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Hear the best in Rumba, Flamenco, Latin Jazz and World Sounds.

Sabor Latino 

Student displays from different countries and food

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., B Court (Grayslake Campus)

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Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with a taste of different flavors that represent the Latinx culture, and enjoy the display with information about different Latinx countries.

Dia de los Muertos Art Workshop

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.,Lakeshore Campus

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Students, staff, faculty and the community are invited, but there are limited spots available.

Ofrenda and Art Pop-up display

Welcome and One Stop, Lakeshore Campus

ARTWAUK: Artist reception for Ofrenda and Art Pop-up

5-7 p.m., Welcome and One Stop, Lakeshore Campus

Hasta La Muerte, A Day of the Dead Show by Las Cafeteras

10 a.m. (school show) and 8 p.m., James Lumber Center

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Rooted in the indigenous Mexican practice of honoring ancestors, this multi-dimensional performance features gorgeous music, entrancing dance and a soul-welcoming altar. Tickets are $5 for school show, $28 regular, $25 for seniors and military and $14 for students.

Ballet Folklorico workshop

Time TBA, 5th floor Eleanor Murkey Center, Lakeshore Campus