Waubonsee Community College to host Latinx Heritage Month events

Submitted by Waubonsee Community College
Updated 9/10/2020 4:32 PM

Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove will host events in September and October to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month. All events will be virtual.

"¡Empecemos a Cocinar! "Let's Start Cooking" will be a live cooking demonstration that features different Latinx dishes shared by members of the Waubonsee community at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30; and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14.


"Dismantling Anti-Blackness: A Dialogue of the Underlying Racism in the Latinx Community" will be presented at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. It will showcase Northern Illinois University professor Simon Weffer and allow for constructive discussion on what can be done to dismantle the racism that exists in our community.

"Frida Kahlo: Canvas and Mocktails" will be an evening of virtual fun and learning about Frida Kahlo at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. An instructor will guide you through painting your own canvas, all while you enjoy a tasty mocktail. The recipe is courtesy of the Latinx Heritage Month, Hispanic Serving Institution Week planning committee.

"¡Ya Es El Tiempo!: Students Coming Together to Make Change" will be a virtual event about how to achieve social, political, and institutional change at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. This program will be offered in partnership between the College of Lake County, College of DuPage, Harper, Elgin, McHenry and Waubonsee community colleges. Spoken-word artist and activist Denise Frohman will provide an artistic interpretation of activism, and Elgin City Council members Tish Powell and Baldemar Lopez will speak about their roles in making a change in the community.

"Building Comunidad: Noche De Talento!" will be a virtual talent show at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2. Waubonsee students will perform virtually for the college community. Their performances will be voted on by their peers.

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"Inmigración: Stories of Lives in Transition" will be a virtual celebration about the power of storytelling about a collection of immigration journey. After the stories, there will be a short presentation by Jeremy Lime, an immigration attorney. This event will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. All stories shared are from members of the Waubonsee community. Line is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and often volunteers his time with Dream Action NIU and Mutual Ground.

Visit calendar.waubonsee.edu/LHM for more information about these events, including how to submit recipes, share your story, and join the talent show.

For more information contact Latinx Heritage Month, contact committee chairs Jessica Moreno at jmoreno@waubonsee.edu and Lorena Lopez at llopez2@waubonsee.edu.

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