Heritage & Health Series Program
Celebrating Cultural Diversity
About Our Heritage Months Program
At Foothill College, we celebrate and honor diversity through a series of cultural, community, and collaborative heritage month festivities from October through June.
I have been a proud and inspired attendee, presenter, collaborator and co-sponsor for the Foothill Heritage Month equity, education, and empowerment events since 2007. One of the most noteworthy aspects of the programming is the planning and execution by students. Additionally, each year seems to bring an increase in the number of activities and topics. Foothill's Equity 2.0 contains an ambitious agenda, and the Office of Student Activities is a key contributor to increasing student engagement and consequent success.
JAN Jewish Heritage | FEB Black History | MAR Women's History | APR Muslim Heritage | MAY Asian Pacific Islander Heritage | JUN LGBTQ History | OCT Latinx Heritage | NOV Native American Heritage
Join Us, Get Involved!
All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the heritage month planning committees and monthly activities.
Activities range from and include:
- Art exhibits and literature events
- Guest speakers and panel discussions
- Live entertainment and theatre performances
- Film screenings and hot-topic workshops
- Weekly College Hour events on Wednesdays at Noon-1 p.m.
- Co-curricular Lecture Series events
- Porch Talks
Student-led Planning Committees
Each Heritage Month is planned by a different committee, comprised of student, faculty, staff and sometimes community member volunteers.
Students chair our heritage month planning committees, which meet to organize exciting events for the equity, education, empowerment and entertainment of the campus and community in an effort to increase communication, cultural competency, campus community, and retention.
- Students who serve as committee chairs are eligible to earn leadership units and documentation that can be used on college applications and resumes.
- Faculty and staff can earn PAA/PGA credit.
Student Activities Oversight & Support
The Student Activities Specialist who works in the Student Activities Office assists with the leadership oversight, logistics, budgeting, planning, marketing and hosting of heritage month celebrations.
We welcome your perspective and new ideas! To learn more about joining a committee, contact the Student Activities Specialist, Megan Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrations by Month by Year
THIS YEAR 2023
Interested in leading or joining a Heritage Month planning committee? Email Megan Adams at email@example.com
LAST YEAR 2022
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Heritage Month Planning
Campus Center, Room 2008