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Language and Culture Resource Center

College of Arts & Sciences

Language and Culture Resource Center


Spring 2019 Hours

The office will be open from 9:00am till 4:30pm, Monday through Thursday, from January 14th till April 30th. On Friday we will have internal meetings and interpreting training.The director is always available through email, .

January 14th, 2019

LCRC Newsletter #1

 Most excellent new year for you! I hope y’all had a good winter break. Exciting news! Now every semester we will have a LCRC newsletter to share with you what we have planned, so you can add it to your schedule, or volunteer to help if you can. Below you will see a list of the events that we will have this Spring of 2019. If you have questions about any of the events, please send an email to or call 423-439-8342. So, without further ado, these are our main events:


26th Tuesday, 7:00pm – @ Jonesborough Mckinney Center                                                                   

Stories of immigration #2: Raluca M. Negrisanu, Ph.D.

Dr. Negrisanu will share both her memories of growing-up in Romania and what is it like to be an immigrant in East Tennessee.

31st Sunday, 2:00pm – Hispanic Health Fair @ Saint Mary’s Church                                                  

Free health assistance, provided by ETSU Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health and Medicine students, and distribution of free health kits, sponsored by the TDOH. The LCRC will provide interpretation.


08th Monday – 12th Friday – “Anxiety and Belonging: Latinx USA” art exhibition @ Slocumb Galleries Curated by Karlota Contreras-Koterbay and Felipe Fiuza, Ph.D.

The works from the exhibition will delve into the psychological journeys of biracial and/or migrant artists, whose complex presence is symptomatic of the wider convoluted issues of belonging and communal identity.

12th Friday, 4:00pm to 10:30pm – Corazón Latino Festival                                                                         

Johnson City’s traditional celebration Latinx culture reaches its 10th year (woot woot). We will have Chicago Samba and Florencia Rusiñol as our main musical attractions. And the running of the bulls, authentic Latinx food, Corazón Sano, and passport to Americas.

18th Thursday, 5:30pm – Movie Night #2 – Zama, by Lucrecia Martel                                                       

Zama offers a series of scathingly insightful observations about colonialism and class dynamics. @ The video global conference room, Campus Center 233. Guest Speaker: Chelsea Wessels, Ph.D. and Matt Holtmeier, Ph.D.

                                                                                                                                The LCRC Team.


Spanish conversation hour and the Portuguese conversation @ 2 Gatos Café, Downtown Johnson City.

We will meet there on January 24th, February 7th and 28th, March 7th and 21st, and April 4th and 11th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm – one hour of Portuguese then one hour of Spanish. Have a good semester!


El Nuevo Tennessean   - June 1st, 2018 issue of El Nuevo Tennessean (stories from Northeast Tennessee's Hispanic communities).

We Read:

El Nuevo TennesseanEl Nuevo Tennessean

ETSU Bilingual Journalism - produced by students at East Tennessee State University

We Listen:

Ritmo LatinoRitmo Latino

WETS-FM is a public radio station operated as a partnership between East Tennessee State University and the station's listeners.

 Bilingual Resource Guide for Washington, Unicoi, Carter and Greene Counties

 El Tomato Guide - El Nuevo in the news via Dr. Ken Silver, ETSU Associate Professor of Environmental Health -




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