The goal of Hispanic Heritage Month is to highlight the contributions American Hispanics have made in the United States, which according to the official website, includes not only Latinos of all backgrounds, but also those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
The SCF Hispanic Heritage Month Team invites you to get out of your routine and take part in some of our activities to learn about, embrace, and celebrate the Hispanic culture in our campus.
Café Hispano: Tasting of coffees and teas from different Latin American countries, refreshments, and Hispanic Knowledge Trivia prepared by the Latin/Hispanic Student Club.
Hispanic SCF Alumni Panel: Brown bag lunch and discussion with former SCF students who are now successful in their careers. Hear their insight on how SCF helped them get there! Bring your lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided.
Hispanic Literature Open Mic: Students, faculty, & staff: you are invited to read your favorite story, fragment, or poem from a Hispanic author. Sign-in at the door to read your favorite selection in English, Spanish, or both.
The SCF Music Program is proud to team up with the SCF Latin/Spanish Club to celebrate Spanish Heritage Month. Hear our ensembles perform music from siestas to fiestas, habaneras to boleros, and everything in between.
Hispanic Games: presented by SCFCS students. Learn about traditional and current games played in different Hispanic countries.
Hispanic Film Screening: Screening of the award-winning film “Roma” directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Roma portrays one year of the life of a maid in Mexico’s Colonia Roma in the early 70s.
Café Hispano + Presentation of Oral Histories
Tasting of coffees and teas from different Latin American countries and refreshments, along with an opportunity to listen to Oral Histories recorded by some of our SCF staff and students who have a Hispanic heritage.
"Café Hispano": Coffee tastings from Hispanic countries
In addition: Invitation for SCF students & staff to sign up for Oral Histories (record their stories related to their Hispanic heritage) throughout the month.
Location: Library & Learning Center - Bldg. 3 - Library Forum
"Hispanic Films Series"
Location: Bldg. 10 - Room 115
NOTE: The room has limited capacity and the event is mainly for SCF students.
Showing the following films:
* 2:00pm: Zama
* 4:30pm: Coco
* 7:00pm: Fantastic Woman
"Café Hispano & Trivia": Coffee tastings, snacks, & Hispanic Trivia questions prepared by SCFCS students
Location: Student Union
SCFCS "Holiday Desserts from Around the World" with an emphasis on Hispanic countries
Artwork display by SCF Collegiate School students.
Posters will be displayed in the Library's lobbies.
Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Event & Oral Histories Presentation
Location: Library & Learning Center, Bldg. 3 - 1st floor
Unveiling & sharing of Oral Histories recorded throughout the month
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History
State College of Florida Bradenton Library (Map it)
The goals of the "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" program at SCF are:
* to engage the Latino American communities in Manatee-Sarasota in learning and discussing experiences related to their histories;
* to encourage Manatee-Sarasota Latino Americans and other immigrants to document and preserve their family histories, and to share their culture with the new generations; and
* to bring awareness to the entire community of the diverse cultures that coexist in our Manatee-Sarasota general population and foster understanding among them.