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DMC Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, communities across the nation observe and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing the diversity, innumerable contributions and influence Hispanics 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 the following events:

Monday, September 17
Del Mar College Observance of Constitution Day and Hispanic Heritage Month with
The Battle over the 27th Texas U.S. Congressional District: Ethnicity, Partisanship, Gerrymandering and the Law

On Sept. 17, 1787, our country’s forefathers signed the final draft of the U.S. Constitution, ending the Constitutional Convention. In 2005, the U.S. Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act requiring all educational institutions receiving federal funding to observe Constitution Day, scheduled on Sept. 17 each year. In observance of Constitution Day and Hispanic Heritage Month, Del Mar College’s Political Science program in the Social Sciences Department and the Mexican American Studies program are co-sponsoring Associate Professor Dr. Adrian Clark’s lecture, The Battle over the 27th Texas U.S. Congressional District: Ethnicity, Partisanship, Gerrymandering and the Law. Dr. Clark will examine redistricting in the context of our nation’s evolving search on how to effectively balance majority rule with the protection of minority rights in an era of increased racial and political polarization. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Monday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m., Room 514, White Library, Del Mar College, East Campus, Naples at Kosar off Staples, free and open to the public.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Adrian Clark at 698-1639 or aclark14@delmar.edu.

Tuesday, September 25
Del Mar College Observance of Hispanic Heritage Month with Querer es Poder: Lieutenant Colonel Olga Custodio’s Quest to Democratize the Sky

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Del Mar College’s Social Sciences Department and the Mexican American Studies program present Querer es Poder: Lieutenant Colonel Olga Custodio’s Quest to Democratize the Sky. Dr. Erinn McComb, assistant professor of history, will discuss how Olga Custodio became the first Latina American woman to graduate from the United States Air Force, the first female pilot instructor of the supersonic T-38, one of the world’s most difficult jets to fly, and the first Latina commercial airline captain for American Airlines. The presentation outlines Custodio’s story as one that not only broke down barriers for women, but also one that gave visibility to Latina women in control of technology, specifically flight technology. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m., Room 514, White Library, Del Mar College, East Campus, Naples at Kosar off Staples, free.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Erinn McComb at 698-1368 or emccomb1@delmar.edu.

Thursday, October 4
Book Discussion of The Defiant: Protest Movements in Post-Liberal America at DMC as part of Hispanic Heritage Month

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Del Mar College’s Social Sciences Department and the Mexican American Studies program present The Defiant: Protest Movements in Post-Liberal America. Assistant professor Dr. Dawson Barrett will discuss his new book and call our attention to the post-1960s period, in which the United States’ economic, cultural, and political elites turned the tide against the protest movement gains of the previous 40 years and reshaped the ability of activists to influence the political process. The Defiant explores the major policy shifts of this new Gilded Age through the lens of dissent—through the picket lines, protest marches, and sit-ins that greeted them at every turn. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Room 514, White Library, Del Mar College, East Campus, Naples at Kosar off Staples, free.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Dawson Barrett at 698-1630 or dbarrett2@delmar.edu.

Wednesday, October 10
“…something about a piñata” at DMC as Part of Hispanic Heritage Month

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Amorette Garza, professor of art at Del Mar College, will provide a short lecture with images of her artwork from past to present as part of “…something about a piñata: The visual process as evolution of enlightenment of cultural heritage.” Garza will share her perspective, influences and references as they reflect her personal history and cultural heritage, most specifically as a Mexican American from South Texas. She will also discuss the recent inclusion of her artwork in the Cheech Marin collection and exhibitions in which she has curated and participated. Sponsored by the DMC Art and Drama Department and the Mexican American Studies program, this event is free and open to the public.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 10, 1 p.m., Room 514, White Library, Del Mar College, East Campus, Naples at Kosar off Staples, free.
  • For more information, contact Amorette Garza at 698-1217 or agarza@delmar.edu.

Friday, October 12
Screening of “Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” as Part of DMC Observance of Hispanic Heritage Month

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Del Mar College’s Student Leadership and Campus Life, the Nurse Education Department and the Mexican American Studies program are cosponsoring the award-winning documentary, “Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” The documentary features the story of a volunteer-run medical health clinic serving uninsured and America’s untouchable class—undocumented immigrants. The screening will be followed with a talk by guest speaker Dr. Steve Larson, cofounder and executive director of the Puentes de Salud medical clinic.

  • Friday, Oct. 12, 9 to 12:30 a.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East Campus, Kosar at Ayers Street, free.
  • For more information, call Dr. Evangeline Deleon at 698-2861 or vdeleon@delmar.edu.
About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.