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Hispanic Heritage

Oct. 1 Entries are due by 5 p.m. in the student activities office for the NW Hispanic Heritage Month essay and creative works contest. Students can enter artwork, photos and/or essays to win a cash prize. Entries must fall under one of two topics: “What does Hispanic culture mean to you?” or “What does Hispanic heritage mean to you?”

Now-Oct. 15 A photo exhibit displaying the different types of cultures and traditions in the Hispanic community is in the Larry Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus.

Now-Oct. 15 Poster displays in the Walsh Library and the Student Center on NW Campus feature biographical information about NW Campus’ Hispanic faculty and administrators.

Oct. 3 President and CEO of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Asusena Resendiz will speak about her life as an immigrant’s daughter, entrepreneurship, business and management 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Action A on TR Campus. RSVP at http://tccd.student-hub.com. For more information, contact academic success center coordinator Stevie Blakely at 817-515-1036.

Oct. 6 The Latino American Movie Series continues with War and Peace on SE Campus 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the ESCT HUB. The film shows how Latino Americans served their country by the hundreds of thousands in World War II in the face of discrimination back home. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-3595.

Oct. 7 SE student activities and the library will host guest speaker Monica Rankin at 5:45 p.m. in the library’s quiet study area. The associate professor of history at UT Dallas will speak about Latin American history in The Zoot Suit Riots of Los Angeles. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the library at 817-515-3080.

Oct. 8-9 The SE library will host a film showing and discussion of Documented 12:50-2:10 p.m. Oct. 8 and 8:30-9:50 a.m. Oct. 9 in the silent study area of the library. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas after he outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in The New York Times to document his life. Students can watch his journey and discuss it afterward. For more information, contact the library at 817-515-3080.

Oct. 9 NW student activities will throw a fiesta in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Waterfall Courtyard (outside WTLO). The celebration will feature cultural music, food, dancing and a custom car show.

Oct. 9 Students can make and take Latin-inspired artwork and participate in Zumba noon-2 p.m. in the Riverfront Cafe on TR Campus. For more information, contact student development services director Mayra Olivares-Urueta at 817-515-1197.

Oct. 9 NE students can hear Pilar Candia speak 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Larry Darlage Center Corner on NE Campus. Candia’s community involvement has included assisting low-income families with education resources and serving on the board of North Texas Young Latino Leaders and as president of a local League of United Latin American Citizens chapter. TCC’s Children’s Center will open with a short performance. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-6688.

Oct. 13 SE student activities is continuing the Latino American Movie Series with the film Pride and Prejudice 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the ESCT HUB. A film about the beginning of Chicano pride also discusses the past 30 years of immigration from Cuba, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala. This is a free event. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-3595.

Oct. 14 TCC staff, faculty and administrators can hear Fort Worth Independent School District board member Jacinto Ramos speak about his involvement with community youth regarding multiculturalism, community pride and building a strong cultural identity. Abrazando el Exito “Embracing Success” will take place 5:30-9:30 p.m. in the Hurst Conference Center’s Grand Ballroom at 1601 Campus Drive. Dinner and live entertainment will be provided. RSVP is required, and admission is free. For more information or to RSVP, contact NE student services at 817-515-6688 or go to http://tccdne.volunteerhub.com/events/index. The event is open to students from all campuses.

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