TCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 19, 2014) – Tarrant County College will observe Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 with events honoring the cultures and contributions of Hispanic-American citizens. Campus observances include exhibits, festivals, films and special speakers.
José Aguilar, preparedness specialist with Tarrant Public Health, will speak on “Making a Difference” on Sept. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Judith J. Carrier Library on the Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Pkwy., Arlington. Aguilar, recipient of the 2007 Spirit of Cesar Chavez Award, was honored for his leadership of a faith-based organization that successfully challenged John Peter Smith Hospital to better serve the tax-paying community.
Also on Sept. 25, the Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle, will show the film “Pride and Anger,” which tells the story of the riot sparked by the killing of 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez by a police officer. The event led to cultural change with political representation and more Mexican-Americans on the police force. Associate producer Diana Marquis will attend. Marquis is one of the founders of DFW Hispanic Communicators and The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas.
Two campuses have events scheduled for Oct. 9. On the Northwest Campus, the Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta will be here from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features cultural dancing, music and food and showcases educational booths. Additionally, a custom car show will be on display. The campus is located at 4801 Marine Creek Pkwy.
Pilar Candia will speak on being an active member of the community at the Northeast Campus, 828 W. Harwood Rd., Hurst, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Passionate about community engagement, Candia works with the Alameel Foundation to provide low-income families with education resources and serves on the board of the newly-emerging North Texas Young Latino Leaders.
The South Campus kicked off events this week with Vive Las Fiestas Patrias to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.
Hispanic Heritage Month Events – Fall 2014