Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 – October 15
Each year, Colorado Mountain College observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
CMC is proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution, which means more than 25% of students identify as Hispanic or Latino.
Events at CMC during Hispanic Heritage Month
Nuestro Legado - Outdoor Equity Summit
Looking Back, Moving Forward
Exploring the Legacy of Outdoor Recreation and Identity
Saturday, September 16
The Outdoor Equity Summit will bring together professionals from the outdoor industry and the local Latine community as well as other underrepresented groups for a day of shared learning and growth.
With the goal of creating a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable outdoor industry, the voices and experiences of marginalized populations will be uplifted and participants will have an opportunity to strategize ways to address inequities within the outdoor recreation industry.
Topics will include the history of inequity in the outdoor recreation and environmental movement, cultivation of a sense of belonging in the outdoors, and authentic inclusion of queer, BIPOC, and alternatively- abled individuals in both the outdoor industry and the broader outdoor community.
Monday, October 8, CMC Leadville
Learn about attending college in Leadville Oct. 8 at this Spanish-language event.
Colorado Mountain College is inviting Leadville’s Spanish-speaking community to learn about college education and financial aid. The event will be held completely in Spanish and free to the public. Come learn how to start a college career, regardless of immigration status. There will be food, music, fun activities for children and a lot of information.
Throughout the day, a community fair will feature 20 booths with information about the college and the community. Lunch will be served. There will be campus tours and opportunities for parents and students to share information.
Diarios de motocicleta (Motorcycle Diaries)
Thurs Sept 28, 6:30-9pm, Spring Valley campus, Calaway Building New Space Theatre
The Roaring Fork Students for Sustainability club invites you to a showing of Diarios de motocicleta (Motorcycle Diaries), the visually stunning 2004 film about a road-trip-turned-soul-adventure taken in 1952 by two young Argentinian men into the hearts and heartlands of Indigenous people and campesinos across South America.
One of those travelers, Ernesto Che Guevara, who later became one of Latin America’s most famous defenders of social justice, published an account of their journey as a coming-of-age story akin to Jack Kerouac’s 1957 book On the Road.
In 2004, Puerto Rican playwright José Rivera (who wrote the screenplay) and Brazilian director Walter Salles turned Guevara’s book into a soulful exploration of what it means to be part of the wider community of humans on Earth.
The event begins at 6:30 pm with a selection of recent short films featuring the captivating music of Hermanos Gutiérrez. Following the shorts, the main feature film will start at 7:00 pm.