Press Release
Posted October 7, 2022

Lorain County Community College will host a Hispanic Heritage Celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 12 in the Stocker Arts Center. The event is free and open to the community.

The event is titled “Hispanic Heritage: 100 Years of Latino History in Lorain. Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present and Embracing our Future” and will include cultural food, raffles and presentations from local leaders in the Latino community.

Speakers include Oberlin College professor Dr. Gina Perez, El Centro de Servicios Sociales, Inc. Executive Director Victor Leandry, and Lorain Historical Society Executive Director Barb Piscopo.

Students in LCCC’s Avanzando through College program will share their oral history class project experience. Their presentations are inspired by the “100 Years of Latinos in Lorain” traveling art project by the Lorain Historical Society, El Centro and Dr. Gina Perez. The exhibit will be on display in the Stocker Arts Center lobby from October 10-31.

LCCC’s Avanzando through College is a learning community that is open to Latinx (Latino/Hispanic) first-year, second-year and transfer students. Students participate in special events, peer mentoring, and academic support.

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15.
For more information, contact Lizette Torres at or Cynthia Arredondo at