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SCF Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

(Bradenton, Fla., Sept. 25, 2018) — Do you play trivia, love good coffee, flan or a complex mix of spices and flavors? You can find all of that and more at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) as students, staff and faculty celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month through Oct. 15.

Do you know how many Spanish speaking countries there are in the world? Which country contains the largest lake in Central America? Which state in the U.S. has the highest Hispanic population? What did the conquistadors originally name Old Tampa Bay? If you can answer these questions, you won’t want to miss Café Hispano & Trivia, a coffee and snacks tastings coupled with a rousing trivia game, in the student union on Friday, Sept. 28. Holiday desserts from around the world will be a highlight on Oct. 5 as State College of Florida Collegiate Students offer a poster exhibit. Eric Cintron, foreign language coordinator, helped organize the month-long event.

Throughout the month, the SCF Library will record oral histories of people of Hispanic heritage. The histories can be told individually, in pairs or in small groups. Participants can talk about traditions, their families, emigrating to the United States or anything significant in their lives as it relates to their heritage. On Monday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m., the Library will unveil and share those stories in an oral history presentation to close out Hispanic Heritage month.

To participate in the oral history project, contact Alicia Long, SCF librarian, at LongA@SCF.edu or 941-752-5404. For more information about Hispanic Heritage Month, contact Janet Samuels, associate professor of mathematics, at SamuelJ@SCF.edu or 941-752-5565.

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