West Point celebrates, recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month

By Jorge Garcia PV Staff Writer - October 14, 2021
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The West Point Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month with an observance luncheon, dance and musical performances and a discussion with guest speaker, Chief Executive Officer, President and Founder of the company Generationology, Jeffrey Vargas, Oct. 12 at the West Point Club.

Members of the West Point Dance Club (left) performed in front of an audience during the 2021 National Hispanic Heritage month at West Point.

Following the dance and musical numbers, Vargas (above) discussed the context and differences between the words Latino, Hispanic and Latinx with cadets in the audience. Vargas continued with the history of various Latino cultures and highlighting the importance of identity and whether or not if culture shapes the individual or does the individual shape culture.                  

Photos by Jorge Garcia/PV