Hispanic Heritage Month Program
Hispanic Heritage Month 2018
September 15-October 15
(And Dia de los Muertos)
This Years Events
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Latinos in American Society: Finding the Balance Between Integration and Identity
Immediately following the "Hurrication of 2018," The Citadel was proud to host our first annual panel discussion. Moderated by the Chaplain of the Corps of Cadets, Dr. Joe Molina, our panelists discussed a wide variety of topics in relation to the central theme of how Latinos can find the delicate balance between integration and identity. Chaplain Gildardo Garcia (USAF) spoke on the topics of religion and community and the roles these all important facets play in the lives of Latino Americans. Attorney Dana Fields, from the Fields Law Office, discussed legal matters such as immigration, gangs, racial tensions and paths to citizenship. Dr. Angela Cozart, from the College of Charleston, discussed the importance of education in this process, and the role that culture plays in higher education, as well as her own personal experiences as a Latina growing up in a dual culture and how it influenced her in her education and her career as an educator. The discussion was followed by an informative Q&A session.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
A Trip Around Latin America
The Citadel, in cooperation with the S.A.L.S.A. Club, the College of Charleston, Charleston Southern University and Trident Tech, was proud to present our first annual Latin Art and Culture Expo. We had music, dancing, food trucks (the big draw!) and a presentation of "A Trip Around Latin America" by students from the participating colleges. We also had a traditional Latin American dress display as well as an art display by Palmetto Luna Arts. For our first year turnout we had 250-300 people come by and celebrate the art and culture of Latin America as part of our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Latino Art Display Presented by Palmetto Luna Arts, Inc
Music By DJ Luigi Bravo and Latin Groove of Charleston
Dancing led by Yaenette Dixon and Charleston Latin Dance
Traditional Latin American Dress presented by the fine folks of the Hispanic Business Association of Charleston
The "Trip Around Latin America" presented by students of our participating colleges
And the Winners Are....
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Cadet Gabriela Johnson Cadet Lucas Miller Cadet Juan Valencia
Cadet Evelyn Diaz-Garcia
Venezuela Brazil Colombia
And other great photos of the day...
Thank you to our sponsors...
October 29-November 2
Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Latin America during which we honor those of our loved ones who have passed on. It is a solemn celebration of life and of death. While recognized throughout most of Latin America, it is most highly celebrated in Mexico and other parts of Central America. The Citadel History Department, in cooperation with the Office of Multicultural and International Student Services and the S.A.L.S.A. Club, has marked this solemn occasion to celebrate a unique cultural experience. A traditional "Dia de los Muertos" altar was set up on display in Daniel Library and the Corps of Cadets and Faculty and Staff of The Citadel have been invited to put up pictures of their loved ones in order to memorialize them. It is said, that "no one is truly dead as long as they are remembered."