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Hispanic Heritage Month at Smith


This month, from September 15 to October 15, is Hispanic Heritage Month, officially proclaimed as a statewide celebration by Governor Deval Patrick on October 2 (see related article).

Here at Smith, the annual month-long tribute is celebrated through a series of events, such as the Latino Heritage Month fair hosted by Nosotras on Chapin Lawn September 27.

Several more events will be held in the coming month to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Friday, Oct. 11

Girls Inc. Visits
2 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Thursday, Oct. 17

“Our Mother’s Kitchen” Alumnae Panel
An intimate, informal panel in which Smith alumnae will share stories about how they came to Smith, and what role their families—their mothers in particular—played in their Smith experience. 3:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Friday, Oct. 18

Dia de los Muertos Workshop
A workshop focusing on the traditional art of creating sugar skulls on Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which are placed on altars on the annual holiday in honor of friends and family members who have died. Dia de los Muertos is a national holiday in many Latin American countries, especially Mexico, celebrated on November 2. Sugar skulls are part of the holiday tradition of making gifts using favorite foods and beverages, to leave at the private altars of the departed. 1 p.m., Unity House



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