Happy October Trojans! For those of you who didn’t know, Skyline College has been celebrating Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month for the past two weeks. Here is a recap of what you may have missed so far:

Thursday, September 15, 2022 – Vendors, Food, and Giveaways
Kicking off Latinx Heritage Month, we had a celebration in the Quad highlighting Latinx and Hispanic culture by introducing students to street vendors from the mission. There were clothes, jewelry, and tons of art for students to come check out. On top of this, ASSC provided free churros, watermelon agua frescas, horchata, and tons of snacks. Throughout the event, there were several giveaways including a pair of Harry Potter Vans and jewelry from some of the vendors who came by.

Thursday, September 22, 2022 – La Mission Screening
The following week, we screened a movie, La Mission, and gave out churros, popcorn, and tons of candy. The screening was loads of fun and a huge learning experience, showcasing the identity, culture, and traditions of Latinx and Hispanic communities. Further, it reflects on ongoing challenges Latinx and Hispanic communities struggle with, including topics like gentrification.

Thursday, September 29, 2022 – Dia De La Mission
To end September, lowriders and vendors from the Mission District in San Francisco came together in the quad to continue celebrating Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month. The event was filled with music, giveaways, and tons of food, including churros, agua frescas, and horchata. Some of our giveaways included art and jewelry.

Do not worry if you have missed out on these events because we have a ton more coming in celebration of Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month. Here are some dates to look forward to:

Thursday, October 6: Get to Know Menual Alejandro Perez
Thursday, October 13: Closing Day Celebration

This is a busy month which means you will have a lot to look forward to as we start to celebrate Filipinx History Month, LGBTQ+ History Month, and Skyloween all in the month of October. Be sure to check out @skylineassc on Instagram for upcoming events and updates on what’s happening on our campus. Hope to see you at our events, and until then, peace out cool kids.

Article by Eureka | Photos by the Associated Students of Skyline College and Ryan Samn

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