Press Release

Bunker Hill Community College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bunker Hill community College celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with series of events that honor the power of Latinx voices, including Frontlines: Latinos & Immigration, a special presentation by Emmy award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa. Registration is required. RSVP at

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Celebrating Latinx Entrepreneurs–A Symposium with Boston-area Business Leaders

Learn about the ingenuity, creativity and drive behind several Boston-area Latinx businesses from the people who made them a success—the owners.

Aprende directamente de los diferentes empresarios y dueños de negocios sobre la ingenuidad, la creatividad y el empeño que los llevo a sus respectivos éxitos profesionales. 

6-8 p.m. | C202 Lecture Hall

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Maria Hinojosa – Frontlines: Latinos & Immigration

Engage with this Emmy Award-winning Journalist, host and executive producer of Latino USA as she discusses critical issues facing Latinx in the changing cultural and political landscape of contemporary America.

Participa con María Hinojosa en la discusión de los cambios culturales y políticos que describen la América contemporánea. María Hinojosa es la ganadora del premio Emmy para periodistas y es la autora de Latinos USA.

1 p.m. | C202 Lecture Hall

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Raiz de Plena: A Caribbean Celebration!

Celebrate with dance and music! Folklore Master Jorge Arce and the Humano Multicultural Project demonstrate traditional Camparsa Boricua and Bomba. Audience participation is encouraged. 

Muévete al ritmo de la comparsa tradicional Boricua y Bomba dirigida por el maestro del folklore latino, Jorge Arce y el grupo multicultural Humano. Experimenta y disfruta el colorido de la vestimenta, la actuación y la música de esta tradición artística.

1 p.m. | Gymnasium


Thursday, October 5, 2017

An Evening with Poet Martín Espada

Be inspired by this award-winning writer as he reads his work, discussing themes of immigration and giving voice to the spirit of endurance in the face of loss.
Comparte con el bien premiado escritor y poeta Martín Espada mientras el discute los temas de inmigración dándole así voz al espíritu de fortaleza y resistencia ante la experiencia de perdida y separación.

6-8 p.m. | C202 Lecture Hall

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Afrocaribeño: Celebrating Our Cultural Connections!

Embrace the powerful storytelling and dramatic performance of this musical and visual art experience from Jorge Arce and the Humano Multicultural Project, with over 25 different instruments, dance and mime costumes, masked storytelling, traditional artifacts and contemporary painting.
Regocíjate y comparte esta actuación y relato histórico-musical del maestro Jorge Arce y del proyecto Humano Cultural. Esta exploración de la cultura puertorriqueña y afro-caribeña incluye la exposición de 25 instrumentos musicales diferentes, disfraces, máscaras, pinturas y artefactos tradicionales y contemporáneos.

1 p.m. | A300 Auditorium

In addition to scheduled events, the following exhibits will be on display from September 15 – October 15, 2017:

Hispanic Heritage Month Books

Works from the BHCC collection display outstanding Latinx-Americans in science, arts and humanities

Exposición de la colección de libros y trabajos sobre los Latinos-Americanos en las ciencias, las artes y las humanidades.

The Many Faces of Carnival

A vibrant display of carnival masks from the Dominican Republic and other countries by local artist and educator Ana Mejia.

Una exposición colorida y vibrante de máscaras de la Republica Dominicana y de otros países por la artesana y educadora Ana Mejía.

All Hispanic Heritage Month events will be held on the Charlestown Campus, 250 New Rutherford Avenue. These events are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Learn more at

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts. The College enrolls more than 14,000 students on two campuses and at three satellite locations. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-four percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 1000 international students who come from 107 countries and speak more than 75 languages.

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About Bunker Hill Community College
With more than 50 years of academic excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. The College offers associate degrees and certificates, early college and dual enrollment, community education, corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).