SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Springfield Technical Community College celebrated Latino Heritage Month today.
Latino Heritage Month runs from mid-September to mid-October.
Today, I was honored to be invited to join a panel of Springfield Latino leaders to share our journey as Latinos in America. STCC's Hispanic Assocation hosted the "Cafe con Leche," or "Coffee with Milk," series for more than two dozen students, faculty and staff. Springfield's Director of Adult Education, Armando Feliciano, and Mayoral Aide Jose Delgado joined me in speaking with college students about celebrating the Latino culture.
"Learning is a great experience regardless of your culture and regardless of where you come from," Feliciano explained. "And we as Latinos we really have history. And we can really make a big difference in the lives of Latinos by talking about our beautiful history."
STCC student Nicole Diaz told 22News "I just wanted to learn what you guys had to say about society and how you have made it. I feel like that's inspiring for me."
Springfield Public Schools will host a similar session this Friday at the Van Sickle Middle School.