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Hispanic Heritage Month


Each year, Monmouth University observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Join the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee for our month-long virtual event series including critical dialogues, performances, scholarship, and speakers including legendary labor rights organizer and feminist activist Dolores Huerta (president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation).


Adult Education Series: Writing Memoir

This three-session virtual course provides attendees with an introduction to basic modes for telling the stories of their lives. Working in a supportive workshop setting, students will enjoy engaging, wide-ranging discussion about the joys and challenges of bringing their memories to life. Instructor: Mike Farragher, Monmouth University alumnus and author of numerous works of fiction and memoir.

$50 (for three sessions)

QUENCH: Global Studies: Latino, Latinx, and Caribbean Cultures in the United States, Lecture and Dialogue with Dr. Luis Mora-Ballesteros


QUENCH your thirst for knowledge in this engaging lecture and critical dialogue by Monmouth University faculty member, Dr. Luis Mora-Ballesteros. This lecture pursues to provide an understanding of the global achievements in the field of literature and cultures of Latin America, on being cognizant of some contributions of Latinos, Latinx, and Carribeans that trace their roots to speaking-Spanish counties in Central and South America and the Caribbean, and how their works have made possible to enrich the United States society and culture in the last decade.

Life Is What Happens: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy

In this interactive, multimedia talk, Kenneth Womack traces the story behind John Lennon’s remarkable 1980 comeback album with wife Yoko Ono. Along the way, Womack explores the powerful, life-affirming story of the former Beatle's renaissance after five years of self-imposed retirement. Lennon's final pivotal year would climax in several moments of creative triumph as he rediscovered his artistic self in dramatic fashion. Womack’s presentation is drawn from his forthcoming book John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life.

Free and open to the public