LBCC Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month
Long Beach City College celebrated Latinx Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) virtually this year with several online events for students, faculty and staff.
Highlights of the month included:
- A conversation on Facebook live with actor J.J. Soria.
- Dr. Martha Gonzalez gave a multimedia talk about Chican@ artivistas (artist/activists) in the Eastside Los Angeles neighborhoods that utilize art and creative expression to deconstruct power, challenge multiple patriarchal systems and build community.
- An intimate dialogue with essayist, photographer, director, and performance artist, Harry Gamboa Jr. about the various influences and events that propelled the Chicano community and his work through the end of the 20th Century to the present.
- An event that educated participants on the National Chicano Moratorium Committee Against the Vietnam War, the youth movements of Los Angeles that led to the formation of M.E.Ch.A., the Brown Berets, the Walkouts, the Chicano Moratorium, and activism through art.
LBCC students, faculty, and staff talked about how they celebrated Latinx Heritage Month in the Latinx Heritage Month video. Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, was a special guest.
You can also find the updated Latinx Student Resource Guide at www.LBCC.edu/latinx.