Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated with three events

Illinois Valley Community College is hosting several events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.

The kickoff event features the Hispanic Leadership Team Focus Group topic “Latinos in the Illinois Valley – Culture and Customs” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 in Room C316.

Immigration attorney Sara Dady presents “Immigration Update” at noon Wednesday, Sept. 29 in Room C316.

In the culminating event, the Mexican Folkloric Dance group “De Colores” returns to IVCC to present traditional folkloric dances at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 in the Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Centre.

Sponsored by the Hispanic Leadership Team, Diversity Team and the Hispanic Partnership Council, the events are free and food and refreshments are provided.

Contact Sara Escatel at (815) 224-0355.