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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration 2022

¡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.

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Thursday, September 15


Panel Discussion: Refugee and Immigrant Arrival Stories

10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Division Street Campus
Discussion followed by snacks in the Student Lounge. History Assistant Professor Nick Rummell will moderate.

Keynote Address: DACA, Ten Years On
6-7 p.m.  Watch here.
Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law Assistant Professor Arléne
Amarante will give an overview of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
(DACA) statute, especially its impact in Tennessee.

Monday, September 19

Explanation of New Workforce Expansion Law
6 p.m. via Watch here.
Luis Mata, policy coordinator of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition and TIRRC Votes, will discuss how this law allows some immigrants to obtain trade licenses.

Wednesday, September 21

Roundtable discussion with Latino students, staff and faculty
2 p.m. Hardin Valley Campus,
Goins Building Cafeteria Annex (GN 151a)

Friday, September 23

Presentation on “Day of the Dead” exhibit
2 p.m. University of Tennessee McClung Museum via Zoom (Click Here to View)
Curator of Academic Programs Katy Malone will lead this tour

Wednesday, September 28

Band: Candela, with Hispanic food
Noon-2 p.m. Hardin Valley Campus Courtyard

Wednesday, October 5

American Culture is Hispanic Culture
Noon, Strawberry Plains Campus and via Zoom. (Click Here to View)
Instructor Nathan Widener

Variations Choir “Mini-Concert”
1:30 p.m.   Hardin Valley Campus, Goins Rotunda.
Featuring selections of Latin American music.

Thursday, October 6

Understanding U.S. Immigration Policies in the Past and Present
3:30-4:30 p.m. and via Zoom (Click Here to View)
Presented by De Ann Pendry, Distinguished Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Thursday, October 13

Film: “Critical Thinking”
The film will run throughout the day at the Magnolia Avenue Campus
Based on a true story from 1998, five Latino and Black teenagers from the toughest underserved ghetto in Miami fight their way into the National Chess Championship under the guidance of their unconventional but inspirational teacher.

Music Faculty Recital: ¡Celebremos el mes de la Hispanidad!
7 p.m. Hardin Valley Campus, Clayton Performing Arts Center