Student Life

Hispanic Heritage Month

2020 events

Sept. 20, 11 a.m.
Virtual Puerto Rican Day Parade

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the 2020 Springfield Puerto Rican Parade has gone virtual! Tune-in LIVE Sunday Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. to our YouTube page or and celebrate 30 years of culture and the many accomplishments of Springfield's Puerto Rican community. If you miss us online, tune in to WWLP/22News on Monday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. for our MassAppeal take over!

Sept. 25 - Oct. 13
Recipe Videos
HCC Community Members Showcase Recipes

Sept. 25: Raúl Gutierrez (Register)

Sept. 29: Harold Santiago (Register)

Oct. 5: Liuginsa Rosa (Register)


Oct. 14, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
50 Years of Latinx History. How far have we come? A conversation with Maria Cartagena. 


Oct. 15, 6 – 8 p.m.
El Corazón: "Cultural Place-Keeping & the 'Salsa' of Public Art"

What do artists need to consider when preparing to create public and community-engaged art? Web session and Q+A. Register.


Oct. 21, 2 - 3 p.m.
Hispanic Leadership Committee Introduction


Oct. 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
History & Experiences of Anti-Blackness in the Afro Latinx & African American Communities (Student Panel)



Oct. 29, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
La presencia latinoamericana en los Estados Unidos / The Latin American presence in the United States
Students from HCC's LEA Club (Latinx Empowerment Association) will be doing a virtual  presentation in Spanish for Wistariahurst Museum.  

Esta presentación analizará la presencia latina en los Estados Unidos. ¿Desde cuándo estamos aquí?  ¿Por qué venimos?  ¿Dónde vivimos? Charlaremos acerca la inmigración y la migración latinoamericana. Con estudiantes de la clase de Estudios Latino americanos de Holyoke Community College

(This presentation will analyze the Latino presence in the United States. Since when are we here? Why do we come? Where dowe live? We will talk about immigration and Latin American migration. With students from HCC's Latinx Studies program)