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Celebrate Latino Culture during Hispanic Heritage Month

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—Students and employees will celebrate the rich cultural traditions of the Latino community, September 15 – October 15 at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC). Events include a film festival, briscas card game, dominos tournament, zumba exercise workshops, financial aid sessions and a discussion on the Latino experience in America.

Hispanic Heritage Month Kick Off, Thursday, September 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Largo Student Center, Community Rooms A, B, C. Create an authentic Latin lunch including fajitas and quesadillas and receive Hispanic Heritage Month buttons, flyers and bookmarks. The event is cosponsored by College Life Services and the Office of Enrollment Services.

Spanish Language Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Workshop, Monday, September 19, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Bladen Hall, Room 125.
Learn about different forms of financial aid that can be received through filling out the FAFSA form. The workshop will be conducted in English and Spanish and is sponsored by the Office of Recruitment and the University of Maryland Educational Opportunity Center.

Latino Film Festival at the Laurel College Center, Wednesdays, September 21 – October 11,
Noon
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View a different movie each week at the Laurel College Center. All films feature a Latino actor or are directed by a Hispanic filmmaker. Receive free refreshments on October 11. Movie features are cosponsored by Club Impact at Laurel College Center and the Office of Enrollment.

Briscas & Dominos Tournament, Wednesday, September 28, Noon – 2 p.m., Hollow Tree.
Play briscas, a popular card game in many Latin countries and compete in a dominos tournament. Event is sponsored by College Life Services and the Office of Enrollment Services.

Zumba Workshops, Monday, October 10, 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Largo Student Center. Shape up and enjoy Latin cultural music with Zumba, an effective workout system. ALANA and the Office of Enrollment Services are cosponsors.

Learning Our View Points, October 12, 2 p.m. and October 13, 11 a.m., Largo Student Center Conference Room 2. Address the struggles of students born in the Unites States who are of Hispanic decent through informal discussions. Each session is sponsored by the International Education Center and the Office of Enrollment Services.

Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Ceremony – University of Maryland, College Park Latino/a Sororities and Fraternities Step Show, Tuesday, October 11. Experience some of the area’s most talented sororities and fraternities as they show their organization pride through percussive dancing. Show is cosponsored by Student Support Services/TRiO and the Office of Enrollment Services.

For more information on National Hispanic Heritage Month events, call 301-322-0862 (English) or 301-341-3078 (Spanish).

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro and the Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.  
 

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