2021 Hispanic Heritage Month

Join SJCA and the nation in celebrating National Hispanic American Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th! During this month, we focus on reflecting and recognizing the rich history of a diverse community from roots across the globe. We acknowledge and praise the various contributions of determined and resilient Hispanic leaders and communities within our society.

Come celebrate and support Hispanic related arts and culture organizations and artists by participating in the many events and activities offered across South Jersey!


Celebrate Hispanic Culture, Music and Art at the annual Atlantic City Latino Festival! This music filled festival will feature live Latin music including bachata, bomba, cumbia, folkloric dancers, mariachi, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, hottest latino DJs, performances, Arts and Crafts vendors, activities for both adults and children, a variety of authentic Latin-American food vendors and refreshments, free health and wellness screenings, and much more!

Location: Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ 08201

Day & Time: Saturday, September 25th, 2021 from 12 PM – 8PM

Register today by clicking this link!

https://www.aclatinofest.com/tickets

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Nuestro Pueblo Awards is an awards ceremony and a dinner, bar, and music filled celebration that recognizes community engagement and successes by honoring certain individuals and/or organizational supporters that have contributed significantly to the advancement of the Hispanic community.

Location: Stockton University Atlantic City, John F. Scarpa Academic Center at the Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room – 3711 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ

Day & Time: Saturday, October 9th, 2021. Cocktail Hour begins at 6 PM and the Awards Ceremony and the rest of the festivities will begin at 7PM.

Please RSVP by September 25th, 2021

Purchase Tickets and RSVP Here


Click on the poem name for the full poem:

“a brief medidation breath” Yesenia Montilla
“Day of the Refugios” Alberto Rios
“Xicano” J. Michael Martinez
“Accents” Denice Frohman
“Como TĂș/Like You/Like Me” Richard Blanco
“Spanish As Experienced by a Native Speaker” John Olivares Espinoza
“Freeway 280” Lorna Dee Cervantes

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