Hispanic Heritage Month Runs September 15 through October 15

Article by: College Relations

Communities across the nation observe and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing the diversity, innumerable contributions Hispanics provided to shape this country. In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Del Mar College, the Mexican-American Studies program and the DMC chapter of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education present the following free public events:

Monday, September 18 
Del Mar College Observance of Constitution Day and Hispanic Heritage Month with Public Presentations  

On Sept. 17, 1787, our country’s fore fathers signed the final draft of the U.S. Constitution. In 2005, the U.S. Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act requiring all educational institutions receiving federal funding to observe Constitution Day scheduled Sept. 17 each year. The Political Science and Mexican-American Studies Programs are sponsoring two presentations. DMC Associate Professor Dr. Adrian Clark will present From the Failure of Comprehensive Immigration Reform to the Great, Great Wall: An Exploration of Shifting Politics and Policy of Immigration in the Obama and Trump Administrations. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Professor Dr.  Juan Carlos Huerta will immediately follow with Party Change, Political Generations & Implications for Mexican Americans in Texas. This event starts at 1 p.m., Room 100, Venters Business Building, East Campus, Ayers Street. For more info, call 698-1228.  

Thursday, September 28 
Guest Lecture: “Ten Dollars to Hate: the 1920s KKK and the forgotten Texas hero who fought back”  

A timely and provocative lecture that puts perspective into today’s news events as guest author Patricia Bernstein reviews her book that tells the story of the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s—by far the most “successful” incarnation since its inception in the ashes of the Civil War— and Dan Moody, the first prosecutor in the nation to successfully convict and jail Klan members. A Q&A session and book signing follows. Sponsored by the Tejano Civil Rights Museum and Del Mar College. Lecture begins at
 11 a.m. in Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, East Campus, Ayers and Kosar. For more info, call 425-5661.   

Thursday, October 5 
Historians at Work: An Evening with Del Mar College Faculty Derek Oden and Mark Robbins  

Join Associate Professors of History Dr. Derek Oden and Dr. Mark Robbins for an engaging discussion about authoring historical works now fresh off the press. Dr. Oden’s book,
Harvest of Hazards, examines the problem of farm safety, especially in the midwestern “Corn Belt." Dr. Robbins’s book, Middle Class Union, looks at how the idea of a “middle class” emerged in American cities in the early Twentieth Century and revolved around new patterns of consumption. Sponsored by the Social Sciences Department and the Mexican-American Studies Program. Discussion begins at 7 p.m. in Room 514 of White Library, East Campus, Naples off Kosar at Staples. For more info, contact dbarrett2@delmar.edu or visit delmar.edu/socsci.   

Wednesday, October 11
South Texas Life: A Genealogy Display and Lecture by DMC Professor Renato Ramirez  

Professor and Social Sciences Department Chair Renato Ramirez will discuss his extensive personal collection of South Texas memorabilia, including those of Dr. Cleotilde P. Garcia, genealogy reports and other artifacts. A Q&A session will follow the lecture. Sponsored by the Social Sciences Department and Mexican-American Studies Program. The lecture begins at 1 p.m. in Room 514, White Library, East Campus, Naples off Kosar at Staples, free and open to the public. For more info, call 698-1218 or email eflores@delmar.edu. 

Monday, October 2 through October 14
Literary Works by Mexican-American Authors: Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Plays  

This collection features some of the works examined in English 2351: Mexican-American Literature and other personal favorites of DMC English faculty who teach the course. Where: First Floor, White Library, East Campus, Naples off Kosar at Staples. For more info, call 698-1218 or email  eflores@delmar.edu. 

Continuing through Friday, December 5
“Mexican-American Perspectives 2017: My casa is your casa” Art Exhibit  

It’s a matter of perspective. Join the Art Program for their fall exhibit, “Mexican-American Perspectives 2017: My casa is your casa.” The exhibit features over 30 artworks representing 18 invited local and South Texas artists’ expressions of their Mexican-American heritage and cultural perspectives. The exhibit continues through Dec. 5 in the College’s Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center, East Campus, Ayers Street. For more info and gallery hours, call 698-1216. 

Download a printable poster (11x17 inches) by clicking here. 

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