For the eighth consecutive year, the College of Charleston’s Department of Hispanic Studies will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 through October 15) with various activities. The Spanish Club will host tertulias, informal gatherings to practice conversational Spanish on September 28 and October 19 from 4:30-6:00pm at Yo Burrito restaurant (77 Wentworth Street). Tango Night will be held on October 2 and Movie Night on October 11.  Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, will host its inaugural Sigma Delta Pi Lecture Series featuring Hilary Barnes, Ph.D. a professor of Hispanic Studies on September 26 at 4:00 p.m. in room 235 of the Robert Scott Small Building. There will also be a Spanish poetry recital in October and students will participate in the Latin American Festival on October 7 from noon until 6:00 p.m. at Wannamaker County Park.

“Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month at the College of Charleston allows us to sensitize students and the community about the culture, language and history of the United States’ largest minority group,” said Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Chair of the Department of Hispanic Studies. “As Mexico is the only country that has a larger population of Hispanics than the U.S., celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month reacquaints all of us with this ever-growing and critically important sector of U.S. society.”

For more information on these planned events, see the College of Charleston’s online calendar at or you contact Del Mastro at or 843.953.6748.