2021 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Celebremos el mes de la Hispanidad

Celebrate the rich and beautiful complexity of Latino and Hispanic culture at Pellissippi State as we recognize the importance of their contributions to our community and the world. 

Click on the Zoom link to pre-register for an event. 

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Tuesday, Sept. 14: 6 p.m.
"Is ‘Latin’ a Flavor? Food Diversity in Latin America”
Keynote: Associate Professor of History Doug Sofer from Maryville College
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Wednesday, Sept. 15: 6 p.m.
Book club with Spanish Associate Professor Wendy Bennett-Turner and History Adjunct Instructor Alison Vick
Email wbennett@pstcc.edu for information
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Thursday, Sept 16: 6-7:30 p.m.
“Why Don’t People Just Wait in Line?”
A role-play workshop about how and why people seek life in the U.S. Co-presented by Luis Mata, Pellissippi State alumna and Associate Professor Katie Morris
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Tuesday, Sept. 21: 2 p.m.
“Crime Shows and Latino Representation on TV”
Assistant Professor Mauricio Espinoza from the University of Cincinnati
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Thursday, Sept. 23: 1-3 p.m.
LIVE MUSIC: Kukuly Uriarte and her band Candela in the Hardin Valley Campus Courtyard. Yummy refreshments available.

Tuesday, Sept. 28: 6 p.m.
“Don’t Take My Boy: Yellow Journalism and the Zoot-Suit Riots of 1943”
History Instructor Leslie Coffman
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Wednesday, Sept. 29: 6 p.m.
Book club with Spanish Associate Professor Wendy Bennett-Turner and History Adjunct Instructor Alison Vick
Email wbennett@pstcc.edu for information
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Tuesday, Oct. 5: 6-6:45 p.m.
“Connecting Campus and Community Using Spanish-Language Conversation Tables”
Adjunct Instructor Raúl Rivero and colleagues
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Thursday, Oct. 7: 6 p.m.
Videos: Latino and Hispanic Pellissippi State students and staff share their stories
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A student wearing a blue tieAdditional events throughout the month:

  • Students, faculty and staff are invited to submit poems for our Hispanic Heritage Month Poem-a-Day. For more information, email poetry@pstcc.edu.
  • Bulletin board display at Division Street defining visa categories available in the U.S. Presented by Associate Professor Wendy Bennett-Turner