Hispanic Heritage month is always a time for celebration for people of all ethnic backgrounds. The Cabrini community took part in these festivities through our very own Hispanic heritage club, Amor Latino.
This September marked the beginning of Hispanic heritage month and the campus has been buzzing with Amor Latino sponsored events celebrating the Hispanic culture.
From movie showings to the Puerto Rican day parade, the face of Amor Latino has kept the spirit of the month alive.
Beginning as the club La Raza, Amor Latino has spearheaded educational activities on and off campus in the hopes of educating people on the Hispanic culture.
The goal of Amor Latino is to “celebrate Hispanic culture.” The club wants “to teach people about the history and have fun doing it,” said senior and president Ashlee Grazier.
Of course a club like this can cause some speculation on who can and cannot be a member. This very aspect of the club is what makes it so rewarding for students. It does not matter what race you are or what ethnicity you are, every person no matter who they are is welcome.
This welcoming nature has not proved to be unsuccessful. Many students have joined the club without any Hispanic background. Senior Jenay Smith says, “the fact that we could change someone’s mind really meant a lot.”
At first, students may stray away from a club like this simply because they are unsure of what the club is really about. Grazier and Smith, however, bring such passion and joy to the subject that once it is relayed to others, it is almost impossible to ignore.
If you would like to join Amor Latino or are merely curious as to what it is like stop by the Wolfington Center in Founder’s Hall. Club meetings are held every Monday starting at 6:00 p.m. and all are welcome.
*Upcoming events: October 14, salsa night; October 27 Lupus Loop