Hispanic Heritage Week at MSU

Edward Grisham

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Hispanic Heritage Week at MSU from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo.

Last week was a fiesta! In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, several organizations held events to raise awareness about Hispanic culture. This included a Mexican Fiesta, Karaoke Night, and a 5-on-5 soccer tournament. Students participated in these events to learn more about the Hispanic culture in an educational as well as enjoyable environment. Multicultural Coordinator, Shontesa Jones says the purpose of this week-long celebration was to raise awareness on campus.

“We came together and formed the Hispanic Heritage week celebration here at MSU. It is usually a whole month of celebration, however we felt that a whole week dedicated to Hispanic culture would raise awareness on campus,” Jones said.

Hispanic Heritage Month is a nationally recognized month of celebration that lasts from Sept 15 through Oct 15 in the United States.  Hispanic Heritage Week was approved by President Lyndon Johnson and then was expanded to a month period by Ronald Reagan in 1988. Freshman Mannul Soto enjoyed the activities and the way that they promoted cultural diversity.

“It is a good program. It brings out the cultural diversity in the school and makes people get along better,” Soto said.

For more information about Hispanic Heritage Month, visit hispanicheritagemonth.gov or smithsonianeducation.org/heritage.


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