Language and Culture Resource Center
ETSU Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
The LCRC and the Multicultural Center will co-host a series of events at ETSU celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, a period that ranges from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 each year in the United States.
Why is Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated between those dates? Because this time coincides with the commemoration of independence in many countries in Latin America, or close to it, like the Brazilian independence that is celebrated on September 7th. That even includes Mexican Independence, which falls on September 15th and not on May 5th. For more information, click here.
- September 15th, 5pm – Salsa & Salsas: Dancing lesson with BJ Goliday; Cooking lesson with Brazilian Chef Felipe Pimentel focusing on traditional and Latinx inspired salsas.
- September 30th, 2pm – Zumba con Paella: Chef Trinidad Vicente will teach us how to prepare a paella, and while we wait for it to be ready, Sandra Germain-Talford will teach a Zumba class.
- October 15th, 5pm – Guest Speaker: “Machado de Assis, the Warlock of Cosme-Velho: Race and Identity in Brazil” – On this event we will host Dr. Paulo Dutra, Assistant Professor of Portuguese at University of New Mexico. His book Abliterações is a semifinalist of the prestigious literary prize Oceanos. He has a live podcast on Youtube every Tuesday. This talk will be co-sponsored by the Africana Studies program.
- October 30th, 6pm – Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) exhibition at Tipton Galleries with Vanessa Gonzalezand Nick Peña.