College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

For the 10th consecutive year, the College of Charleston’s Department of Hispanic Studies commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 through October 15) with various activities.

“Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month helps showcase our department’s ongoing efforts to educate students and the community about the culture, history and language of the U.S.’s largest minority, 2nd only to Mexico in number,” said Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Chair of the Department of Hispanic Studies. “Observing Hispanic Heritage Month helps inform us about the people of this very important, ever-growing population of the U.S.”

RELATED: Get involved with the Department of Hispanic Studies.
  • The Spanish Club will host tertulias, informal gatherings to practice conversational Spanish on September 26 and October 10, 2014 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Mynt on 135 Calhoun Street.
  • The department will host its Distinguished Lecture Series on October 9, 2014 with Dr. Gerardo Piña-Rosales, president of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language.
  • Students will participate in the Latin American Festival at Wannamaker County Park on October 5, 2014.