Events

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Online & In-Person Events

Sept. 15 
9 - 10 a.m.
Hispanic Heritage Information/Trivia & Start of Library Takeover
Location: All Campuses

Conceptualize the celebration of Hispanic heritage with information, trivia and campus library takeover: During the entire Hispanic Heritage Month, there will be banners with trivia questions. Also, each library will display books from Latin American authors with their respective reviews. The trivia will focus on information related to Hispanic Heritage Month.
Open to all,
NO RSVP needed
Sept. 15
10 - 11 a.m.
MATC Hispanic Heritage Month Welcoming Ceremony 
Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus - Room M616
Speaker: Arlensiu Garcia Novelli, Student Services Specialist, Recruiting 
Open to all,
NO RSVP needed
Sept. 15
3 - 4 p.m.
DIY Arts and Crafts - Faroles
Location: Oak Creek Campus
What Are Faroles? (link)  | Colombian Traditions Video (Facebook)
Open to all,
NO RSVP needed
Sept. 16
10 - 11 a.m.
Latinx Leadership Post-Pandemic: An Asset-Based Perspective
Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus - Room M616
Speaker: Eva Martinez Powless, MATC's Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Open to all,
NO RSVP needed

ZOOM link

Sept. 20
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Hispanic Cooking Lesson: ¡Un Desayuno Nutritivo para Comenzar su Día!
Location: Online
 

A healthy breakfast to start your day! Participants will learn how to cook a healthy Hispanic breakfast - the most important meal of the day.

ZOOM link
Sept. 20
5 - 6 p.m.
Mi Hístoria
Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus - Room M616
Speaker: Dr. Wilma L. Bonaparte, Executive Director - Mequon Campus

Open to all,
NO RSVP needed

ZOOM link

Sept. 23
10 -11 a.m.
Mentoring
Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus - Room M616
Speaker: Dr. Naydeen Gonzalez-De Jesus, MATC's Executive Vice President of Student Success

Open to all,
NO RSVP needed

ZOOM link

Sept. 23
7-9 p.m.
Movie Night: "Stolen Education"
Location: Online

Throughout the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and until the end of October, movies will be showcased to the community through an online link.

Movie Synopsis: The movie documents the story of eight Mexican American schoolchildren who changed educational history in Texas - they testified in a federal desegregation court case about being discriminatorily placed in the first grade for three years.
Movie Trailer: Stolen Education (YouTube)
ZOOM link
Sept. 24
5 - 6 p.m.
All the B's That Will Get You an A
Location: Online
Speaker: Peter Couto, MATC, Student Retention

 

Click ZOOM link

Sept. 27
12 - 1 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Teaching for Supporting ELL and Bilingual College Students
Location: Online

A Professional Developmental workshop to support faculty who teach bilingual & ELL college students. 

As the college moves to become a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), we seek to hear from those teaching various bilingual delivery modalities as they address student's language gaps. Panelists will discuss teaching strategies that best support ELL and bilingual college students.

Register in advance ZOOM link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sept. 28
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
DACA
Location: Online
Speaker: Alondra García, DACA recipient, Voces de la Frontera

 

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Sept. 29
10 - 11 a.m.
Arts and Crafts: Build Your Own Godchildren Maceta
Location: Mequon Campus

Learn about this tradition in Colombia: On June 29, godparents create a treat of candies to give to their godchildren. Participants also will create their own godchildren macetas.
Learn About This Tradition (link) | Festival de Macetas (YouTube)
In-person only
Sept. 29
5 - 6 p.m.
Mental Health: Suicide Prevention (Bilingual session)
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Speaker: Carlos Aranda, MATC Counselor
ZOOM link
Sept. 30
5 - 6:45 p.m.
Immigration and DACA
Location: Online
Speaker: Melissa Soberalski, Immigration Lawyer

 

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Oct. 4
12 - 1 p.m.
Cafecito con Pan y Loteria
Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus - Room M616

Play a traditional Mexican bingo lottery and enjoy coffee with traditional Mexican bread.
In-person only
Oct. 5
5 - 6 p.m.
Motivational Speaker
Location: Online

Speaker: Guillermo Baena
Legally blind since birth, Guillermo holds a degree in economics and a graduate certification as a life coach. He has found himself challenged to continuously adapt to the ever-changing environments and circumstances to fully achieve goals that would otherwise be thought of as nearly impossible for a visually impaired person. Guillermo loves to share his story, and is a popular keynote and motivational speaker.

 

ZOOM link

Oct. 6
3 - 6 p.m.

MATC in partnership with the City of Milwaukee Health Department: COVID-19 Vaccine Walk-in Clinic
Location: Education Center at Walker's Square, 816 W. National Ave, Milwaukee, WI, 53226, Room 488

The clinic is free and open to the public! Only the Pfizer vaccine will be available. Registration will be completed on-site.

Questions or concerns? Contact Dr. Josie Veal at (414) 297-8095 or vealj@matc.edu.

In-person only

Oct. 7
7 - 8 p.m.

Movie Night: "Residente"
Location: Virtual via Zoom

Throughout the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and until the end of October, movies will be showcased to the community through an online link.

Movie Synopsis: One of Latin America's most influential rappers, Residente, also known as Rene Perez, takes off on a musical journey around the world after a DNA test reveals his global roots. The traditions and cultural values Residente learns along the way about his ancestry serve as the inspiration behind his album.

Movie trailer: "Residente" (YouTube)

ZOOM link
Oct. 8
5 - 6 p.m.
Mental Health: Suicide Prevention (Bilingual session)
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Speaker: Carlos Aranda, MATC Counselor
ZOOM (link)
Oct. 13
9 a.m.
DIY Arts and Crafts - Painting Maracas and Faroles 
Location: Walker's Square - 4th Floor
Participants will be able to paint their own maracas and while discovering the origin and tradition of the musical instrument.
Guide to Maracas Video (link)
In-person only
Oct. 13
11 a.m.
Dance Lesson
Location: Walker's Square - 4th Floor
In-person only
Oct. 13
noon - 1 p.m.
Empowering Latinas: Overcoming Cultural Adversities
Location: Virtual via Zoom or in-person (Room TBD)
Panel discussion via Zoom; a physical space also will be reserved so students can attend in person if they prefer.
ZOOM link
Oct. 13
1 p.m.
Storytelling Workshop - Son Jarocho
Location: Education Center at Walker's Square, 816 W. National Ave, Milwaukee, WI, 53226

Son jarocho is a Afro-Indigenous musical tradition from Veracruz, Mexico. It’s sound is lively and profoundly impacted by its rich history of resistance. It is sung in versos, which are four to 10-line verses. Versos tell stories of love, troubles, veneration for nature, social critique and anything in between. It’s dance form is a percussive rhythmic tapping known as zapateado.
In-person only
Oct. 15
5 - 8 p.m.
Closing Party/DJ + Dance Show & Dance Competition
Location: Oak Creek Campus - Cafeteria

This will be the official closing event of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. There will be a dance show and a dance competition at the end.
In-person only
Oct. 29
9 - 10 a.m.
Altar Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
Location: All Campuses

Participants will learn more about this tradition and at the same time will be able to create their own "ofrenda."
Open to all,
NO RSVP needed

 DANCE LESSONS with Salsabrositas 

Sept. 15
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Dance Lessons
Location: 
Downtown Milwaukee Campus - Room M616

All participants will have Latin dance lessons with an instructor from Salsabrositas.
In-person only
Sept. 17
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Dance Lessons
Location: Mequon
 Campus - Cafeteria

All participants will have Latin dance lessons with an instructor from Salsabrositas.
In-person only
Sept. 22
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Dance Lessons
Location: 
Mequon Campus - Cafeteria

All participants will have Latin dance lessons with an instructor from Salsabrositas.
In-person only
Sept. 24
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Dance Lessons
Location: 
Downtown Milwaukee Campus - Room M616

All participants will have Latin dance lessons with an instructor from Salsabrositas.
Canceled
Sept. 29
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Dance Lessons
Location: 
Downtown Milwaukee Campus - Room M616

All participants will have Latin dance lessons with an instructor from Salsabrositas.
In-person only
Oct. 1
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Dance Lessons
Location: 
Downtown Milwaukee Campus - Room M616

All participants will have Latin dance lessons with an instructor from Salsabrositas.
In-person only
Oct. 6
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Dance Lessons
Location: 
Oak Creek Campus

All participants will have Latin dance lessons with an instructor from Salsabrositas.
In-person only
Oct. 8
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Dance Lessons
Location: 
Downtown Milwaukee Campus - Room M616

All participants will have Latin dance lessons with an instructor from Salsabrositas.
In-person only