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Latino-American History @ SCF Libraries

A State College of Florida Libraries program

2020 Hispanic Heritage Month @ SCF

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

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. 


  • Friday, Sept. 25th, 1:00pm-2:00pm 
    Café Hispano Virtual 
    What Hispanic coffee is your favorite? Do you drink Colombian? A shot of Cuban espresso? Maybe with some pastelitos? 
    Join us in Teams for a social coffee time for Hispanic Heritage Month. Bring your own infusion and sweets and be prepared to share what it is, where you buy it, how to prepare it, etc. 

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  • Friday, Oct. 2, 1:00pm-2:00pm 
    Café Hispano Virtual 
    What Hispanic coffee is your favorite? Do you drink Colombian? A shot of Cuban espresso? Maybe with some pastelitos? 
    Join us in Teams for a social coffee time for Hispanic Heritage Month. Bring your own infusion and sweets and be prepared to share what it is, where you buy it, how to prepare it, etc. 

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting



  • Thursday, October 15th 
    The SCF Bradenton Symphony Orchestra celebrates Spanish Heritage Month with a fantastic lineup of Latin/Spanish inspired music and SCF Violin Instructor Dr. Felicia Brunelle performing Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole-get ready for a fiesta of fun from Carmen to Malagueña! No audience members will be permitted for this concert, but you may enjoy the concert live from your home by going to the SCF Music Facebook Page to watch the live stream. Donations will be accepted through the SCF Foundation website.


2019 Hispanic Heritage Month @ SCF

Hispanic Heritage Month 2019  

@State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota  


Schedule of Events 


Wednesday September 11, 9:00-11:00am – Student Union  

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 treats at Cafe Hispano  People serving themselves at HIspanic Cafe   Mate (Argentinian drink) drink at Hispanic Cafe



Wednesday, September 18, 12:00-1:00pm – Location: Student Union  

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.  

  Panel with Tomas Carrillo and Claudia Meilan  Tomas Carrillo talking in HIspanic panel


Wednesday September 25 – 4:00pm – BR Library & Learning Ctr, Library Forum 3-108  

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.  

 Literature Open Mic people in attendance



Thursday October 3, 7:30 pm - Neel Center for the Performing Arts  

Bienvenidos to SCF Music: Spanish Heritage Month Music Celebration  

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.  


Thursday October 10th - (10:00am – 12:00pm) - BR Library & Learning Ctr - 1st floor  

Hispanic Games: presented by SCFCS students. Learn about traditional and current games played in different Hispanic countries.  

  Students playing loteria   Students playing Spanish card game



Friday October 11, 10:00am – BR Art Bldg. 10 – Screening Room  

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.  


Wednesday October 16th, 9:00-11:00am – BR Library & Learning Ctr – Knowledge Commons (1st floor)  

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.  

2018 Hispanic Heritage Month @ SCF

2018 Hispanic Heritage Month


Friday, September 14th: 9:00-11:00am

"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


Friday, September 21st: All day

"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


Friday September 28th: 9:00-11:00am

"Café Hispano & Trivia": Coffee tastings, snacks, & Hispanic Trivia questions prepared by SCFCS students

Location: Student Union


October 5th: 3pm

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.


Monday October 15th: 2:00pm

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

2017 Hispanic Heritage Month

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"The Cubano-American Community Project"


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2015/2016 Hispanic Heritage Month

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Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

State College of Florida Bradenton Library  (Map it)

As part of a series of events on the history of Latino Americans, the SCF Libraries hosted two scholar-led viewing and discussion events that featured the documentary film "Latino Americans," supported by an NEH grant and created for PBS by the WETA public television station.

The second series of events consisted of oral history interviews with local families and SCF students who have immigration stories. We invited immigrant families from our Sarasota and Manatee communities to be part of these conversations!  Read more about it on this page and sign in to participate! We are still taking applications.

On March 18th, 2016, we hosted a Night of Storytelling (a "Noche de Cuentos") for families, with storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar. Check out our photos and more information here.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is a nationwide public programming initiative that supports the exploration of the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last five centuries and who have become, with more than 50 million people, the country's largest minority group.


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2015 Hispanic Heritage Month: Film+Discussion: September 17, 2015


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.