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The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Island Waves

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Island Waves

Event Schedule (HHM)

There are many events set for the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 and you can join TAMUCC for the celebration on these dates:

  • Sept. 15 – Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff:  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, enjoy good food, great entertainment, and fabulous prizes at the kickoff event on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. In the University Center Anchor Ballrooms and live-streamed via Instagram at ICA_TAMUCC. For more information, contact the Islander Cultural Alliance at [email protected].
  • Sept. 16 – UnSchooled: English Only, Unless you Aren’t Latino! – In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, tune in for the first Unschooled session of the fall semester. Dr. Mara Barbosa will address the topic of “English Only, Unless You Aren’t Latino!”on Thursday, Sept. 16at noon on Instagram at ICA_TAMUCC. Students who engage in this session will be registered to win an Echo Show. For more information, contact the Islander Cultural Alliance at [email protected].
  • Sept. 16 – Virtual Panel Discussion: Bringing Up the Next Generation: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the TAMU-CC Career & Professional Development Center will host a virtual panel with 5 industry professionals who will share their career journeys. The panel will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 2 to 3 p.m. on Zoom at https://bit.ly/hsipanel. For more information, contact the Career and Professional Development Center at 361.825.2628 or email [email protected].
  • Sept. 20 – “Libre:” The Photographs of Natalian Segovia – In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and in conjunction with Queering the Island programming, TAMU-CC Assistant Professor of Photography and Founding Director of Blue Light Contemporary Jennifer Garza-Cuen will host a remote panel discussion on Monday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. on Facebook Live responding to Natalian Segovia’s work “Libre” and its use of varying methodologies to explore themes of identity, intimacy, repression, and male desire. The exhibition for “Libre” will be in the main gallery of Mary and Jeff Bell Library (first floor) from Aug. 20 to Sept. 20. For more information, contact Jennifer Garza-Cuen at [email protected].
  • Sept. 21 – Campus Conversations: Critical Race Theory & The Latinx Community  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the first fall Campus Conversations event takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at noon in the University Center Lonestar Ballroom and will be livestreamed on Instagram at ICA_TAMUCC. Join us as we address the connection between critical race theory and the Latinx Community. This lunchtime event will feature students, faculty, and staff; it is presented by the Division of Student Engagement and Success and the Islander Cultural Alliance. Dessert will be provided. For more information, contact the Islander Cultural Alliance at [email protected].
  • Sept. 22 – Cafecito con Consejeras: Mental Wellness & Communidad – In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, join the University Counseling Center for cafecito y pan dulce (coffee and Mexican pastries) on Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 9-11 a.m. in University Center Jetty 123 to learn more about mental wellness through community.  The Hispanic/Latinx community includes dozens of countries and shares more than just a language. Learn about the strengths and beauty of these diverse peoples and how to incorporate this into your mental wellness. For more information, contact Stephanie Majors at [email protected].
  • Sept. 22 – Spanish Program Open House and Teachers Panel – The Department of Humanities and the Spanish Program will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting an interactive Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. Join us to learn what the Spanish Program has to offer! We will also have a panel with Spanish teachers discussing their experiences after graduating from the program. The event is free and open to the public. To take part in the open house, click on https://tamucc.zoom.us/j/97140545556 before the presentation begins. For more information, contact Dr. Mara Barbosa at [email protected].
      
  • Sept. 23 – Code-Switching Forum: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Islanders are invited to the inaugural Student Forum for Fall 2021, held to celebrate multiple multilingualisms. Join us on Webex on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m. for a conversation with faculty, staff, and students about regional and personal dialects, code-switching, and linguistic diversity. Participants have a chance to talk about the many varieties of English, Spanish, and their overlaps in South Texas, and beyond. This Student Forum will be a place to share stories and honor the multiple literacies and communities in our region and on our campus. For more information, contact Dr. Sarah Salter at [email protected].
  • Sept. 23 – Create Your Own Papel Picado! In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, I-Create will show students how to create their own papel picado (a decorative craft that consists of elaborate designs cut into sheets of tissue paper) pieces on the laser cutter machine on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 3:30 p.m. in Mary and Jeff Bell Library. This workshop will first show students how to create custom designs, then a demonstration will be held where attendees can watch the laser cutter at work. Finally, the crafted pieces will be strung together into a small banner. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at [email protected].
  • Sept. 23 – Women in Literary Translation: Language Representation for Latinx Writers: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, join us on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for a virtual event featuring three literary translators who will share their experiences with language and literature in the United States. Participants will talk about specific works they have translated, challenges and opportunities in this field. Click on https://tamucc.zoom.us/j/92416035249 before the presentation begins to view it. For more information, contact Dr. Rossy Lima at [email protected].
  • Sept. 28 – Special Collections and Archives Open House: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, come visit and learn about six unique and vital collections preserved in Mary and Jeff Bell Library on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. Explore Hispanic heritage in the Archives and discover our South Texas history. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at [email protected].
  • Sept. 28 – Pride, Heritage, and Community: A Panel on Community and Identity with TAMU-CC Pride Alliance and Local Guests: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the TAMU-CC Pride Alliance presents a conversation about Latinx identity, LGBTQIA+ identity, and local experiences in Corpus Christi and the surrounding region. Join current students and honored alumni on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the University Center Jetty Room to discuss the collective past and bright futures of intersectional identities in Texas. The presentation features special guest speaker Kitana Sanchez, the current Miss Texas Universe. For more information, contact Dr. Sarah Salter at [email protected].
  • Sept. 29 – Plática con Sew Bonita! In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, join us for a virtual event featuring Islander alumna Elena Flores ’03, ’07 on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Founder of the brand Sew Bonita, Elena will discuss how she started her brand, what inspires her to create her clothing and accessories, and the importance of supporting local businesses. You can join the event by clicking on this link:  https://tamucc.zoom.us/j/97867894889. For more information, contact Andrea Montalvo-Hamid at [email protected].
  • Sept. 30 – Lotería: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Islander Cultural Alliance and Islanders Teaching Engaging and Motivating (I-TEAM) will host a big game of Lotería on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 9 p.m. in the University Center Anchor ballrooms. The UC will remain open until midnight while Islanders compete in several games of Loteria (a Mexican game like Bingo)! Enjoy, friends, music, and competing for great prizes, including Apple Airpods, Alexa devices, air fryers, and more. For more information, contact the ICA at [email protected].
  • Sept. 30 – Garcia Center Literacy Event: “My Heritage, My Voice” – In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, translation students in the Spanish Department are hosting a bilingual reading event for the after-school program at the Antonio E. García Arts & Education Center on Thursday, Sept. 30, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in an effort to promote literacy. Participants will enjoy a bilingual reading followed by interactive activities. This event is limited to children enrolled in the after-school program at the García Center. For more information, contact Dr. Rossy Lima at [email protected].
  • Oct. 1 – Pablo Ziegler and RADIOTANGO: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi presents Pablo Ziegler/RADIOTANGO as the first show in the 2021-2022 Furgason Bravo Concert Series. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1. RADIOTANGO is the latest program from Grammy-winning pianist and composer Pablo Ziegler, who was the pianist for tango master Astor Piazzolla for over a decade. Reserved seat ticket prices are $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors. TAMU-CC student tickets are $7 (with valid SandDollar$ ID). First responders and healthcare workers with valid ID receive a 50% discount for tickets purchased at the box office on the day of the performance. Purchase tickets for the full Bravo series at tamucc.tix.com or call 361.825.ARTS starting Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 9 a.m. For more information, visit pac.tamucc.edu/furgasonbravoseries.
  • Oct. 5 – Hispanic Poetry Reading: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, two poets near and dear to the heart of the Islander community – Dr. Javier Villarreal and Mr. Juan M. Perez – will give a poetry reading on Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Mary and Jeff Bell Library. The two poets will read in both English and Spanish from their latest works. For more information, contact Andrea Montalvo-Hamid at [email protected].
  • Oct. 6 – Meet the Author with Rossy Lima: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Dr. Rossy Lima will present her book “Migrare Mutare” in Mary and Jeff Bell Library on Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 3 p.m. An international award-winning author and the 2015-2017 Poet Laurate of the U.S., Lima’s poems explore the borderlands, language, and identity. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at [email protected].
  • Oct. 6 – Becoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): A Virtual keynote with Dr. Gina Garcia – The Honors Program and Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs invites the campus community to a virtual keynote with Dr. Gina Garcia, leading HSI scholar. Dr. Garcia will discuss her book, Becoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges and Universities, on Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Zoom. Dr. Garcia will challenge audience members to think about how becoming an HSI is an individual process for each college and university. Click here to join the event:  https://tamucc.zoom.us/j/92497308569. For more information, contact Andrea Montalvo-Hamid at [email protected].
  • Oct. 7-9 – Bailando International Dance Festival: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the Coastal Bend community is invited to enjoy a full weekend event featuring evening dance concerts and master classes in a variety of dance styles. The Bailando International Dance Festival will be held at TAMU-CC from Oct. 7-9 in the Performing Arts Center and other locations around campus. For more information, email [email protected] or visit CCBailando.com.
  • Oct. 14 – Cooking with Vianney Rodriguez: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, award-winning food blogger and author Vianney Rodriguez will give a virtual cooking presentation on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom. Rodriguez will discuss her love of food while making a recipe from her book, “The Tex-Mex Slow Cooker,” and the audience will have a chance to win a copy of her book. To view the webinar, click on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86498385342 before the presentation begins. For more information, contact Andrea Montalvo-Hamid at [email protected].
  • Oct. 22 – Mariachi & Folklórico Showcase: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites the public to celebrate the pageantry and beauty of the music of the Mariachi de la Isla and the traditional dances of Alcorta’s Compañía de Danza Folklórica. Join us on Friday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center for an evening of beautiful and traditional mariachi music and Folklórico dances that are sure to please everyone. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rai Morales at [email protected].
  • Oct. 25 – Nov. 2 – Dia de Los Muertos Ofrenda: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, honor your loved ones who have died during this ICA-sponsored event. Visit the ICA I-Engage page to submit a photo of the loved ones you wish to have honored on the ofrenda. Members of the community can also participate by visiting the display and learning about this multiday holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and parts of Latin America. Please submit your photos by Oct. 20. The ofrenda will be on display in the University Center Rotunda from Monday, Oct. 25, through Tuesday, Nov. 2. For more information, contact Islander Cultural Alliance at [email protected].
  • Sept. 15  Oct. 15 – Hispanic Heritage Month on Facebook: The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will join the campus wide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and offer a chance for learning, enrichment, and prizes. Our Facebook trivia contest will feature a new daily question on the library’s Facebook page. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at [email protected].
  • Sept. 15  Oct. 15 – Hispanic Heritage Month Resources: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the Mary and Jeff Bell Library has created a Hispanic Heritage Month Online Guide. The guide offers access to books, journals, databases, teaching resources, and much more. This year, the library will supplement its Social Justice Resources with a guide on Latinx issues. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at [email protected].
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