Tarrant County College campuses will mark several cultural celebrations in May: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Jewish American Heritage Month and Cinco de Mayo.
May celebrates the contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The month was chosen in honor of the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States in May 1873. It also commemorates the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad in May 1869; most track workers were Chinese immigrants. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month events at TCC include:
- May 1: Asian Pacific Islander Day, featuring dancing and drumming, a henna tattoo artist at work and refreshments. TCC Northwest (4801 Marine Creek Pkwy., Fort Worth), WSTU Student Center, Water’s Edge Café. Noon – 1 p.m.
- May 1-2: “Notable Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in History and the Career Pathways They Represent” information table presented by Career Services. TCC Northwest (4801 Marine Creek Pkwy., Fort Worth), WSTU 2nd Floor Hallway.
- May 2: “Between the Folds: History of Origami” presentation and opportunity for attendees to make their own origami pieces. TCC Trinity River (300 Trinity Campus Cir., Fort Worth), Idea Store. Noon – 1:30 p.m.
May also commemorates more than 350 years of Jewish contributions to U.S. culture. Jewish American Heritage Month will be observed at TCC with the following event:
- May 6-7: “Notable Jewish Americans in History and the Career Pathways They Represent” information table presented by Career Services. TCC Northwest (4801 Marine Creek Pkwy., Fort Worth), WSTU 2nd Floor Hallway.
In honor of Cinco de Mayo—marking the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France in the Battle of Puebla—TCC will hold the following celebration:
- May 2: Cinco de Mayo Paleta Social, featuring free Mexican ice pops. TCC Southeast (2100 Southeast Pkwy., Arlington), ESCT HUB. 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
For all TCC events, visit the College-wide calendar.