On October 4, 2017, East Georgia State College’s Library will hold two events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
From 2 – 2:30 p.m., EGSC Associate Professor of Humanities Jeniba Dart will give a lecture on “Hispanic Heritage Month: Why Do We Celebrate It?” in Room J503. From 3 – 5 p.m., there will be a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in the Luck F. Gambrell Building Rotunda.
There will be popcorn and other refreshments, arts and crafts, and a piñata! All events are free and open to the community, so please come and join in the fun!
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.