Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Poster featuring an illustrated image of a colorful banner and lights, official Hispanic Heritage logo with text: Honoring Our Heritage. Building Our Future 2018.  Rio and Maricopa logos and band of Dias de los Muretos band playing musical instruments

Join Rio Salado and the Maricopa Community Colleges in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with food, music and fun-- September 15-October 15! Here’s a look at what we have planned for you!

Rio Café Lunch Specials
  • Thursday, Sept. 20 – Mexican food and Pan Dulce at Coffee Bar
  • Thursday, Sept. 27 – Puerto Rican food
  • Thursday, Oct. 4 – Peruvian and Salvadoran food
  • Thursday, Oct. 11 – Cuban and Mexican food and Pan Dulce at Coffee Bar

Upcoming Events

ASU Latin Guitar Performances
  • Wed., Sept. 26 - Daniel Torres (ASU Master's degree student) and Gibran Souza (ASU DMA student)
  • Thu., Oct. 4 - Philip Zweig (ASU DMA student) and Alex Sanders (ASU undergrad student) 
Guitar performances will take place 12-1 p.m. at the Rio Salado Tempe headquarters amphitheater, just outside of the Café @ Rio.

Loteria lunchtime game in Rio Café private dining room – Date TBD

Salsa and Latin music in Rio Café patio – Date TBD

We take pause each year to celebrate this month by recognizing the dynamic history, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

Recognition of Hispanic Heritage Week began under President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 and was expanded to a month-long celebration by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.  ¡Que siga la tradición!

Mural Artist: Daniel Galvez Photo by Fabrice Florin under a CC-BY-SA license.

Learn more intriguing facts and insights by exploring this Rio Salado Library Hispanic Heritage Month Topic Guide.

Take part in these other events hosted by the Maricopa Community Colleges