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Hispanic Heritage

Now-Oct. 9 Student artwork entered in the Trinity River Art Show is on display on TRTR Main Street on TR Campus. Students can vote on the artwork once per day, and the winner will be announced at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9 during the Hispanic Heritage Festival. For more information, email Aney Leos at aney.leos@my.tccd.edu.

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. 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 Latin-inspired artwork and participate in Zumba noon-2 p.m. in TR Campus’ Riverfront Cafe. For more information, contact student development services director Mayra Olivares-Urueta at 817-515-1197.

Oct. 9 Pilar Candia will 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 All TCC students and employees can hear Fort Worth Independent School District board member Jacinto Ramos speak about his involvement with community youth regarding multiculturalism, community pride and a strong cultural identity. Abrazando el Exito “Embracing Success” will be 5:30-9:30 p.m. in the Hurst Conference Center’s Grand Ballroom at 1601 Campus Drive. The evening includes dinner and live entertainment. Although free, RSVP is required. For more information or to RSVP, call NE student services at 817-515-6688 or go to http://tccdne.volunteerhub.com/events/index.

Oct. 15 The SE library will host Dr. Joel Tovanche for Mexican Americans and Higher Education at 11:45 a.m. in the quiet study area. Tovanche will discuss the struggle of Mexican-Americans for equal education in the age of Jim Crow. This event is free to students. For more information, contact the library at 817-515-3621.

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