Albertus Magnus College Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

College on Verge of Being Named a Hispanic Serving Institution

New Haven, Conn., September 15, 2021 – Albertus Magnus College is celebrating Latinx Heritage Month. Join the Fearless Falcon Family September 15-October 15 as we celebrate Nuestra Cultura, Tradiciones y Mas. Those attending in person must follow the College’s vaccination policy.

WHAT: Latinx Perspective Panel. Members of the Albertus Magnus College Community will discuss Latino Heritage, Identity y El Orgullo. Join us for the conversation, cafecito and pastries from Pan Del Cielo Bakery.
Panelist: Carlos Rene Velazquez, Lucia Gutierrez, Anakaren Zempoalteca, Jacqueline Berrios, and Leana Lopez.
Moderator: Dr. Christine Atkins.
WHEN: Thursday, September 16 at 12:15 p.m.
WHERE: Behan Community Room in the Hubert Campus Center, 305 Huntington Ave. New Haven, CT 06511.
Information: Visit or email

WHAT: Documentary Film and Conversation: DOLORES. Dolores is a portrait of activist icon Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice. One of the most important, yet least known activists of our time, Huerta was an equal partner in founding the first farmworkers union with César Chávez. Tirelessly leading the fight for racial and labor justice, Huerta evolved into one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century — and she continues the fight to this day, in her late 80s. Refreshments will be provided.
WHEN: September 22 at 7:30 p.m. ENCORE PERFORMANCES: September 29 at 7:30 p.m. and October 13 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rosary Hall - McNamara Room, 700 Prospect St. New Haven, CT.
Information: Visit or email

WHAT: Janet Gold: Becoming Bilingual
Albertus alumna, Janet (Nowakowski) Gold (’70), reflects on the joys and challenges, the lessons and rewards of learning to live in two languages. Dr. Janet N. Gold, Professor Emerita of Latin American literature and culture, University of New Hampshire, is the author of several books and essays on the literature of Central America, including Clementina Suárez, Her Life and Poetry, Culture and Customs of Honduras and Crónica de Una Cercanía: Escrito Sobre Literatura hondureña. She recently collaborated with Honduran poet Ana María Alemán on a bilingual collection of poetry, One Bridge, Two Voices/Un Puente, dos Voces.
WHEN:   September 30 at 4:00 p.m
WHERE: Rosary Hall - McNamara Room 
700 Prospect St. New Haven, CT
Information: Visit or email

WHAT: Albertus Magnus College Latino Campus-Wide Fiesta. Celebrate Latino Heritage through the joy of food, information, music and dancing, games, and much more. Special performance by Mariachi Herencia de Wallingford and Folklorico Dancers led by Maestra Evangelina Mendoza Bourgeois.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 6 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Field between Aquinas Hall and the Tagliatela Academic Center. Parking accessible on Goodrich St.
Information: Visit or email

WHAT: Movie: In The Heights. Watch the blockbuster film In The Heights -- a celebration of Latino Heritage that narrates the story of the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City.
WHEN: Thursday, October 7 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Behan Community Room in the Hubert Campus Center.

About Albertus Magnus College

About Albertus Magnus College: Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.