Hispanic Heritage Month

A Virtual Celebration

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September 15 - October 15

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, communities across the nation observe and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing the diversity, innumerable contributions and influence Hispanics have provided to shape this country. In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Del Mar College, the DMC Mexican American Studies program and the College’s chapter of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education present these events: 

¡Viva Corpus Christi!

diana-lopez-5.pngAs part of Hispanic Heritage Month observances, Del Mar College presents “¡Viva Corpus Christi!” with Corpus Christi native Diana López. An author of several novels and stories set in her hometown, López’s one-hour virtual presentation will examine how the city has shaped her identity as a Mexican American and how it has inspired her stories. Using a combination of personal narrative and readings from her works, López’s presentation will explore Corpus Christi, not just as a setting, but as a character—one with a rich Hispanic Heritage. This virtual presentation is part of Hispanic Heritage Month observances at Del Mar College.

Author Diana López

Diana López is a Corpus Christi native who has authored several novels and stories set in her hometown.

Read Diana's Bio

How did Corpus Christi inspire Diana and shape her identity?

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Visit Diana's website!


Food and Culture

Dr. Mark Robbins and Dr. Christine Reiser Robbins explore food as the symbolic heart of family and culture.

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Poetry Duet in Anzaldua Plaza

Sara Kaplan and Alan Berecka read a conversation of poems they have written.

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Poetry from Corpus Christi

Juan Perez, Alex Z. Salinas, and Zoe Ramos (AKA ZER), an eclectic blend of Latinx poets, share their distinct voices to showcase diversity in culture and poetry. Moderated by Jennifer Jimenez, DMC reference and electronic resource librarian.

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MAS Program

Interested in the Mexican American Studies program?

MAS Program


Take a virtual tour of the upcoming Center for Mexican American Studies!

Take virtual tour

Virtual Library Display

DMC Libraries has created a LibGuide to highlight resources for Hispanic Heritage Month.

See LibGuide