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IVCC offers free events for Hispanic Heritage Month

  Illinois Valley Community College is hosting several events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.


Dr. James Cohen, Northern Illinois University Associate Professor of ESL/Bilingual Education, will present “Understanding our Biases to Understand the World” at noon Monday, Sept. 16 in CTC125.


Immigration attorney Sara Dady presents “Immigration: From Fear to Rational Policy” at noon Wednesday, Oct. 2 in CTC124.


IVCC Hispanic Student Panel presents “Sharing Struggles and Triumphs” at noon Wednesday, Oct. 9 in Room CTC125.


For the final event, “De Colores,” a Mexican Folkloric dance group, will teach traditional Mexican Folkloric dances from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Rooms C325-326.


Sponsored by IVCC’s Hispanic Leadership Team, Diversity Team and The Hispanic Partnership Council, these events are free and food and refreshments will be provided. For information, contact Sara Escatel at (815) 224-0355.