The College’s Hispanic Heritage Month Committee has planned 10 events, all of which are free and open to the public, that will celebrate the rich and beautiful complexity of Latino and Hispanic culture.
“As our Hispanic community in East Tennessee continues to grow and thrive, I feel that it is important that we highlight and celebrate the contributions of this very important sector of our population,” said Associate Professor Larry Vincent of the College’s Hispanic Heritage Month Committee. “Being a Venezuelan citizen and a native Spanish speaker, I have always cherished the opportunity to share my culture with my friends and neighbors in East Tennessee.”
The celebration begins Thursday, Sept. 15, at the College’s Division Street Campus with a panel discussion about refugee and immigrant arrival stories. The discussion will be held 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Division Street Student Lounge, 3435 Division Street, Knoxville.
A keynote address will be held on Zoom at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. Assistant Professor Arlene Amarante of Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan School of Law will give an overview of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, commonly referred to as DACA, 10 years after its implementation, looking especially at its impact in Tennessee.
Other events include Latin music, lectures and films. For a full list, visit our webpage.