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Molina and Students Celebrate Latino Heritage

Alejandra Molina, assistant professor of modern languages, was featured in the Oct. 3 Finger Lakes Times story“Increasing awareness: Latinos focus on heritage during month-long celebration”. She and several Colleges students presented a bilingual puppet show at the Agri-Business Child Development Center in Geneva and Geneva Public Library, as part of the local celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

To celebrate their culture, Latinos are in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and includes a parade and festival. Members of the Colleges Latin American Organization will have a float in the parade, which will be from 1 until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, on Seneca St. The students have also been writing and recording public service announcements for and about Latinos this month. Molina's play titled “María González,” based largely upon stories told by farmworker women, will be performed at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. Francis De Sales Church, 130 Exchange St. Molina has been at the Colleges since 1995.