FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct 6, 2015) – Tarrant County College continues its observance of Hispanic Heritage Month through Oct. 15 honoring the cultures and contributions of Hispanic-American citizens with campus events including festivals, films, forums and special speakers.
As part of a film festival at the Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Pkwy., Cantinflas will be shown on Oct. 7. The movie tells the story of producer Mike Todd’s struggle to cast Mexican actor Mario Moreno in Around the World in 80 Days (1956). On Oct. 15, the film festival continues with Stand and Deliver, which is based on the true story of Jaime Escalante, a high school math teacher in a Hispanic neighborhood.
The Northeast Campus, 828 W. Harwood Dr., Hurst, offers Salsa Night! on Oct. 8, with Communication Arts Chair Linda Quinn leading salsa lessons.
On Oct. 12, John Hernandez, CEO of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, discusses the importance of education as he shares his personal story at the South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive.
Abranzando al Exito, “Embracing Success,” which recognizes scholarship recipients from across the District, takes place on Oct. 13. Marcelo Cavazos, superintendent, Arlington Independent School District, will be keynote speaker for the event, which celebrates student success and starts at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom at the Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Pkwy., Arlington.
Celia, a bio-drama inspired by the life of Celia Cruz, the queen of salsa, tells how she overcame struggles and rose to fame. It will be shown at the Idea Store at the Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 13.
Hispanic Heritage Month Events – Fall 2015