Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Events


Archaeology of Puerto Rico

1:40 - 2:55 p.m., online 

A conversation about careers and museum employment with L. Antonio Curet, PhD, curator, National Museum of the American Indian. Interested CCSU students or faculty should e-mail Mary Ann Mahony at mahonym@ccsu.edu for the event link.

Lecture: A Preliminary Interpretation of the Ceremonial Center of Tibes

7 p.m., online via Webex 

Join the Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean, Center at CCSU for “Life, Death, and Remembering in the Center of the Cosmos: A Preliminary Interpretation of the Ceremonial Center of Tibes, Ponce, Puerto Rico,” featuring L. Antonio Curet, curator of the National Museum of the American Indian, and Representative Edwin Vargas, (D, Hartford) and former Hartford Social Studies Teacher. 

Join the event here. 

Session number: 120 032 6968  

Session password: ZxMdC3PEj78 

For further information, contact Mildred Guzman-Young at mguzman-young@ccsu.edu or Dr. Mary Ann Mahony at mahonym@ccsu.edu. 


Friday, Sept. 25 

Lecture: Featuring Evelyn Mantilla 

11 a.m., online via Webex  

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Week, the CCSU LGBT Center will host a talk by and conversation with Evelyn Mantilla, the first Latina LGBTQ person to be elected to the Connecticut General Assembly. She will speak about LGBTQ rights, intersectionality, and strategies for leadership. Please email patriciab@my.ccsu.edu to register. Access the event via WebEx in the LGBT Center’s Virtual Lobby

Co-sponsored by the Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Center. 


Wednesday, Sept. 30 

Latinos and Politics in Connecticut 

7 p.m., online via Webex 

Dr. Mary Ann Mahony will host a conversation with Puerto Rican and Latino members of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus of the Connecticut General Assembly. Panelists will discuss their backgrounds, their decisions to enter politics, their experiences in the legislature, and their views of the condition of Puerto Ricans and Latinos in Connecticut in 2020. Presented by the CCSU Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Center. 

Join the event here. 

Session number: 120 903 2357 

Session password: 5C8hsY2kFni 


Thursday, Oct. 15 

Remembering Chicano Literary Giant Rudolfo Anaya 

7 p.m., online via Webex 

Join the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Center for "A Celebration of Life: Remembering Chicano Literary Giant Rudolfo Anaya." To pay homage to Anaya and his pioneering work, transborder poets, scholars, and activists Dr. Juan Armando Roxas Joo and Dr. Rossy Lima de Padilla will share their favorite poems by Anaya and discuss how his work has impacted them personally. 

Dr. Juan Armando Rojas Joo is a well-known transborder poet, narrator, and essayist from Ciudad Juárez, México, as well as an esteemed professor of Modern Foreign Languages at Ohio Wesleyan. In his recent work, Dr. Rojas Joo has been traveling widely, sharing his poetry in translation to Arabic around the world, most recently in Egypt and Iraq. 

Dr. Rossy Evelin Lima holds a doctorate in linguistics and is an international award-winning poet and is currently an assistant professor Assistant Professor of Translation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Her work has been published in numerous journals, magazines, and anthologies around the world. 

Join the event here. 

Session password: JArdQG3yb84