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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: Understanding Popular Music

This three-session virtual course provides attendees with a multimedia introduction to popular music's history and various forms. Students will enjoy engaging, wide-ranging discussion about the soundtrack of our lives and its past, present, and future. Instructor: Ken Womack, Monmouth University Professor of English and Popular Music, as well as the author of numerous books about the Beatles.

$50 (for three sessions)

Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Keynote: Dolores Huerta; President and Founder, Dolores Huerta Foundation

Dolores Huerta is a legendary labor leader, women's advocate, and civil rights activist who co-founded the United Farm Workers (UFW). Working alongside UFW President CĂ©sar Chavez, Huerta was involved in numerous community and labor organizing efforts in Central California, and quickly became a skilled organizer and negotiator for the union. Huerta still works tirelessly, developing new leaders and advocating for the working poor, women, and children. She speaks regularly to students and organizations across the United States and abroad about issues of social justice and public policy.


The 2020 Election: Polls and Persuasion


Join Monmouth University Polling Institute Director Patrick Murray and Associate Professor of Communication Michael Phillips-Anderson as they discuss the state of the 2020 election for President and Congress—from the latest poll numbers to which campaign messages are working and which are falling flat. Q&A to follow.