Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with Student Life between September 15 – October 15. Explore the vibrant Latinx culture in the United States and in Latin America. Learn about cultural dances, art, history, and issues around the Latinx community.

To get information on events, check out our website and follow us on Instagram: @kccstudentlife!

* - This event has an on-campus and in-person component. The event will follow CUNY and CDC guidelines to provide a safe and social distance experience for students. Individuals that do not comply with COVID-19 guidelines will be removed from the event.

Latinx Heritage Month Trivia

Test your knowledge on Latinx Heritage Month Trivia on Kahoot! To play, download Kahoot!  Winners will receive gift cards to use towards the KCC Bookstore.

Thursday, September 15
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Guadalupe Maravilla: Tierra Blanca Joven Exhibit

Join Student Life as we visit Salvadoran artist Guadalupe Maravilla's exhibit Tierra Blanca Joven, an exploration of intergenerational experiences of displacement from El Salvador, at the Brooklyn Museum. Entrance is free for students.

Friday, September 16
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Brooklyn Museum (Students will meet at the museum)
Sign up here:

Councilwoman Virtual Screening

The inspiring story of Carmen Castillo, an immigrant Dominican housekeeper in a Providence hotel who wins a seat in City Council, taking her advocacy for low-income workers from the margins to city politics. The film follows Castillo’s first term as she balances her full-time day job as a housekeeper with her family life and the demands of public office. She faces skeptics who say she doesn’t have the education to govern, the power of corporate interests who take a stand against her fight for a $15 hourly wage, and a tough re-election against two contenders. As Castillo battles personal setbacks and deep-rooted notions of who is qualified to run for political office, she fiercely defends her vision of a society in which all people can earn enough to support themselves and their families.

Monday, September 26 - Friday, October 14 
Link will be active during this time
Screening Link:
Password: council922
Sponsored by Student Union & Intercultural Center (SU&IC)

LOVE Mentoring

Join the Latinas on the Verge of Excellence (L.O.V.E.) leaders and KCC's Experiential Learning Team to discuss their mentoring program and how it supports and empowers young Latinas to strive for success, both in school and in life, through mentorship and health education targeted at mental, reproductive and physical health as well as college and career readiness.

Thursday, October 6
11 AM
Zoom Registration:
Sponsored by Career Development

Politician Meet and Greet with Assemblymember Marcela Mitaynes

Thursday, October 6th at 1pm via Zoom

Join us for a conversation with Assemblymember Marcela Mitaynes. Assemblymember Mitaynes represents Red Hook, Sunset Park and northern Bay Ridge. During this webinar she will talk about her journey to political life and ways students can get involved in their communities. The discussion will be moderated by members of KCC's Student Government Association (SGA). This event is part of Latinx Heritage Month and National Voter Education Week and co-sponsored by the Office of Student Life, the Student Union and Intercultural Center, the Office of Communications and Marketing, and the Student Government Association.

Register in advance for this webinar:

Hispanic Heritage Month Career Panel

Join Career Development as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage in the workforce and learn about their career paths. This is a great opportunity to learn about different careers and to network with professionals!

Thursday, October 6
3PM - 4:30 PM
Register to Attend Here:
Sponsored by Career Development

HURFS: Latinx Mixer

The Historically Underrepresented Faculty and Staff (HURFS) invites Latinx faculty and staff to meet and build professional connections during this network event. This is a great opportunity to identify other Latinx members of the Kingsborough community.

Tuesday, October 11
3 PM - 4:30 PM
Sponsored by Historically Underrepresented Faculty and Staff (HURFS)

Latinx Heritage Month Festival

Student Life is excited to celebrate the vibrant and diverse Latinx culture. Join us for a day of traditional foods, games, trivia, and performances!

Wednesday, October 12
1 PM - 3:30 PM
Quad (Rain Location: Cafeteria)

Las Magnificas

The music theatre piece Las Magnificas is based on the lives of renowned Latin American singers: Celia Cruz, the Cuban “Queen of Salsa”, Chilean singer-songwriter Violeta Parra, “the Mother of Latin American Folk Music”, and the iconic Mexican performer Chavela Vargas. The show is filled with music popularized by Cruz, Parra and Vargas. These women were deeply rooted in the traditions of their own cultures’ musical history. Sponsored by the Student Union and Intercultural Center and part of KCC’s Latinx Heritage Month planning.

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Register in advance for this meeting:   
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Sponsored by Student Union & Intercultural Center (SU&IC)

Diversity Symposium: Harvest of Empire: The Untold Stories of Latinos in America Screening

As part of this year’s theme “Sense of Belong,” the Diversity Symposium is proud to present the 2012 documentary film Harvest of Empire: The Untold Stories of Latinos in America. Harvest of Empire provides a rare and powerful glimpse into the enormous sacrifices and rarely-noted triumphs of our nation’s growing Latino community. The film features present day immigrant stories, rarely seen archival material, as well as interviews with such respected figures as Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchú, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Díaz, Mexican historian Dr. Lorenzo Meyer, journalists María Hinojosa and Geraldo Rivera, Grammy award-winning singer Luis Enrique, and poet Martín Espada.

Tuesday, October 25
3 - 4:30 PM
Sponsored by the Diversity Symposium