TCC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Continuing its commitment to serve the community, Tarrant County College invites area residents to join its annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, honoring the cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans.

Hosted this year by TCC Northeast, TCC’s Districtwide, 11th-annual “Abrazando al Exito,” (Embracing Success) will be hosted virtually on Wednesday, Oct. 14. “Legacy: Expressing Your Authentic Self” is the theme for the event that begins with an official welcome at 3 p.m. The Silent Auction Preview starts at 2 p.m.

The event will feature several guest speakers including Florencio Aranda III, Ph.D., retention advisor at South Dakota State University, discussing “Cuevas, Consejos, Congreso, y Colegio: Navigating Educational, Political, and Cultural Arenas” and Max Krochmal, Ph.D., an associate professor of history at Texas Christian University, discussing “The Chicano Movement in Brief.”

Breakout sessions include:

  • Vamos a Bailar: Let’s Dance – Kiera Amison
  • Comida Tradicional y sus Raices: Traditional Food and its Roots – Chef Hugo
  • Mindfulness and the Wisdom of the Ancestors – Staussa Ervin, Ed.D.
  • Creating LatinX Student Advocacy Through Cultural Awareness and Humility –Intercultural Network Coordinators Dantrayl Smith, Ed.D., and Alex Vargas

Check TCC’s online calendar to stay abreast of other Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.