In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, is hosting a series of presentations, lectures, discussions, and social events. Events began on September 18, with an opening ceremony where committed administrators, faculty, and staff shared fun facts about Latin American contributions to our society. Four more events celebrating heritage will be held virtually. Crafton will also host Acclaimed Chicano Artist /Activities Simon Silvia to our virtual campus on October 9. Silva earned his associate degree at Imperial Valley College and earned a bachelor of fine art degree in illustration from Art Center College of Design. The years of earning money for his family picking fruits and vegetables instilled in him the discipline necessary to succeed in the academy’s legendary demanding course load. Silva will speak to educators and students on “Cultivating a Creative Mind” and his perspective of communicating using one’s native artistic talent.