WVC hosts events in honor of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

September 30, 2021

Media Contact:
Marichuy Alvízar, WVC diversity and equity coordinator, 509-682-6865
Libby Siebens, WVC community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)

In honor of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) Wenatchee Valley College is celebrating with multiple cultural events. These events have been organized by the WVC Department of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

  • Sabor y Ritmo: Heritage month kicked off on Tuesday, Sept. 28 with music and sweet and savory refreshments around the fountain.
  • Lotería: Join Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (MEChA) on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from noon to 2 p.m. to learn and play the popular Mexican board game Lotería. The event will be hosted both at the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Center and on Zoom, use this meeting ID: 893 1973 4519.
  • Guest speaker Maria Hinojosa: WVC is hosting Maria Hinojosa on Friday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. Hinojosa is a Mexican-American journalist. She is the anchor and executive producer of Latino USA on National Public Radio, a public radio show devoted to Latino issues. Watch the virtual presentation on YouTube at youtu.be./3vpLHsb5Exs.
  • "Stolen Education" screening: This film documents the untold story of Mexican-American school children who challenged discrimination in Texas schools in the 1950s and changed the face of education in the Southwest. It will be screened on Thursday, Oct. 14 in the Van Tassell Center lounge from 4-8 p.m.
  • WVC library book display: All month, the WVC library will include an “Enriquece tu vida a través de un libro (Enrich your life through a book)” display at the WVC Library featuring new and famous Hispanic/Latinx authors.

View a full list of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month events at wvc.edu/CampusLifeEvents and on the WVC Facebook page. 

COVID-19 requirements remain in place. Everyone visiting campus must wear a mask and complete a symptom attestation form (wvc.edu/Visitor). View more COVID-19 protocols and requirements at wvc.edu/PublicHealth.


Wenatchee Valley College enriches North Central Washington by serving educational and cultural needs of communities and residents throughout the service area. The college is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion for all students and employees and provides high-quality transfer, liberal arts, professional/technical, basic skills and continuing education for students of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. Visit our website, wvc.edu. 

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