The first lecture, "Mexican Culture, Past and Present," is scheduled for Tuesday, September 28, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Cooper Student Center, Room 101, on HACC's Harrisburg Campus. The speaker is Corwin Hale, who is a HACC senior professor of history and anthropology.
One of HACC's foreign students, Lourdes Molina, from Honduras, will show how to use plantains, a common food used in her country. Her demonstration is at noon on Monday, October 4. That day also features Mexican dancing by the Alma Asteca group. Both events are in the Community Room of Cooper Student Center.
Jim Terry, senior professor of government and politics, will lead "Castro and Cuba" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 7, in the community room of the Cooper Student Center on HACC's Harrisburg Campus.
HACC professor and counselor Yolanda Perez, a native of Puerto Rico, presents a discussion, "Hispanic and Latino - what's the difference?" on Wednesday, October 13 from noon to 1pm in Cooper Student Center room 204.
"We've brought our own HACC community together and invite local residents to join students, faculty and staff for this series of free events," said Jennifer Thompson, director of multicultural affairs at HACC. "Through professors and students sharing their knowledge and experience, we hope to educate, raise awareness and appreciation of the rich heritage of the Hispanic culture."
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated mid-September to mid-October, selected to tie in with the celebrations of Mexican Independence Day and other Latin American independence day celebrations commemorated September 15 and 16 and continues until the Columbus Day holiday. For more information on either of the lectures, please contact HACC's office of Multicultural Affairs, 717-780-3276.