Local Events Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month


Two local cultural organizations are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with upcoming events.


The first is this Saturday, October 2, 10am - 4pm at the College Park Aviation Museum. They are participating in the global Latinas in Aviation Festival. According to their website, attendees can "watch as pilots featured in the Latinas in Aviation book fly into the College Park Airport and share their unique experiences and passion for aviation. This one-of-kind event gives you the opportunity to meet and hear from contributing authors while learning about the magic of aviation." The event is free with museum admission. For more information, visit the website.


The second event is a panel discussion, Colorism vs. Racism: How Do These "-isms" Impact Afro Latin@ Communities? which will take place Tuesday, October 5, 6–8pm. The event is hosted by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission's Black History Program. From the MNCCPC website: "attendees will hear from members of Afro Latin@ communities concerning events (both past and current) that have impacted the inclusion of African descendants in Latino@ communities. Specifically, we will use historical events, current events, and pop culture as prompts to guide critical conversations around colorism, racism, and belonging." The panelists include: Aisha Cort, Ph.D., Lecturer, Dept. of World Languages and Cultures, Howard University Miriam Machado-Luces, President & CEO, TVA Media, LLC Ashanti Martinez, Research and Policy Analyst, CASA Manuel Mendez, President, DC AfroLatino Caucus

The event will be livestreamed on Facebook @PGParksHistory For more information, please contact 240-264-3415

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