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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

“Todos Somos Familia” (We Are All Family)

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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September 15 – Ocotber 15: Flags of Latin America and Hispanic Countries will be on display at Hardin Valley’s College Center.

Events Poster (Downloadable PDF)

Events

Sunday, September 17

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.World’s Fair Park, Knoxville

Pellissippi State table at Hola Festival


Tuesday, September 19

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Goins Auditorium, Hardin Valley campus
Zoom Link

Keynote Address: “Familia: Relationships and Resilience in Latino Culture” by Karen Ocon-Mora (Community Schools Site Coordinator, Knox County) and Megan Barolet-Fogarty (Youth and Family Engagement Director, Centro Hispano de East Tennessee).

Refreshments will be served.


Thursday, September 21

11:30a.m. – 12:30 p.m. West Building Terrace, Blount County Campus

Vere Henry Steel Drum Band performance. Refreshments will be served. 

6 – 9 p.m. Courtyard, Hardin Valley Campus

Family Festival! Community welcome! Games, activities, food, and screening of film Encanto at sunset.


Wednesday, September 27

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Community Room, Magnolia Avenue Campus

Film screening: Encanto. Refreshments will be served.

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hardin Valley Courtyard

Concert: Candela. Refreshments will be served.


Monday, October 2

11:30a.m. – 1 p.m. Auditorium, Blount County Campus

Screening of film Encanto. Refreshments will be served.


Tuesday, October 3

11:30 a.m. Rotunda, Goins Building, Hardin Valley Campus

Choral concert performed by Variations Choir under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Meagan Humphreys.

2 p.m. Library, Strawberry Plains Campus

Lecture: The Dirty War in Argentina – How Families Changed in Argentina Between 1975-1982. Presented by Nathan Widener, Assistant Professor.

The Dirty War in Argentina changed many aspects of life, including the family. This conversation is an exploration of what happened in Argentina between 1975 to 1982, specifically focusing on survivors and their stories of family. The lecture explores how the Mothers of the Plaza affected the end of the reign of terror and the reshaping of Argentina in the 1980s with the document of Nunca Mas.


Wednesday, October 4

11:30a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Community Room, Magnolia Avenue Campus

Vere Henry Steel Drum Band performance. Refreshments will be served.


Thursday, October 5

6 – 9 p.m. Strawberry Plains Campus

Family Festival! Community welcome! Games, activities, food, and screening of film Encanto at sunset.


Tuesday, October 24

Noon – 1 p.m. in Goins Auditorium with reception will follow from 1 – 2 p.m. in the College Center on the Hardin Valley campus.

Conversation with a Legacy: Dr. Wise speaks with Rosa Mar. The event is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public.

If you are planning to attend in person, please RSVP through the Eventbrite link. You can attend virtally via  this Zoom Link