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Heritage & Health Series Program

Celebrating Cultural Diversity

About Our Heritage Months Program

At Foothill College, we celebrate our campus diversity through a series of heritage month festivities from October through June.

All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.  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

Join a Student-led Planning Committee

Each Heritage Month is planned by a different committee, comprised of student, faculty, staff and 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.

The Student Activities Office assists with the leadership oversight, logistics, budgeting, planning, marketing and hosting of heritage month celebrations.

Check out this and last year's heritage celebrations by month to get an idea what's offered.

We welcome your perspective and new ideas! To learn more about joining a committee, contact Erin Ortiz at


Calendar listings for JHM Winter 2021 See accessible web page

Celebrations by Month

THIS YEAR 2020–2021

Interested in leading or joining a Heritage Month planning committee? Email Erin Ortiz at

  • Latinx Heritage — OCT 2020
  • Native American Heritage — NOV 2020
  • Jewish Heritage — JAN 2021
  • Black History — FEB 2021
  • Women's History  — MAR 2021
  • Asian Pacific Islander Heritage -MAY 2021
  • LGBTQ Heritage — JUN 2021

LAST YEAR 2019-2020

Campus Center Building

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Heritage Month Planning


Campus Center, Room 2008