Brazosport College celebrating Heritage Hispanic Month

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Brazosport College celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Brazosport College celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Thu Sep 23, 2021

LAKE JACKSON — Brazosport College is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of events scheduled through Oct. 15.

The month’s festivities include cooking demonstrations, dance and crochet classes, and panel discussions on engaging and serious topics. Also featured will be a mural walk and an essay contest.  

A few of BC’s employees will also share their thoughts about their heritage in stories that will be released throughout the month.

Below is a list of upcoming Brazosport College’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities:

MEN’S DISCUSSION: BEYOND THE MACHISMO
Thursday, Sept. 23; 2 – 3 p.m.
MEGlobal Student Pavilion
Join in a discussion on some of the issues affecting men in the Hispanic community. How does culture or ethnicity affect the way you act/think about yourself or others? Does anything need to change? EGC credits are available and this is a Strive2Drive event. Attend this event for a chance to win tickets to the José Feliciano concert at the Clarion on November 5. Registration is not required.

MURAL WALK & INTRO TO ESSAY CONTEST
Monday, Sept. 27; 1 p.m.
Virtual: choosebc.info/Muralwalk
BC Library
Meet in the library for a short walk to hidden murals depicting Hispanic imagery. Students can also learn about our essay contest. In 500 to 1000 words, tell us your interpretation of the murals on display on the second floor. Essays due by Oct. 15 at 5 pm. Submit essays to dei@brazosport.edu. First prize is $100 and two tickets to the José Feliciano concert at The Clarion on November 5. Second prize: $50. Registration is not required.

COOKING DEMO: ARROZ CON POLLO
Wednesday, Sept. 29; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Virtual: choosebc.info/HHM-arroz
Daniela Ocampo will lead a demonstration of Colombian Arroz Con Pollo. BC students and employees can pick up free ingredients from the Student Life Office between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sept. 28.

PANEL DISCUSSION: “CAMINOS Y CONEXIONES” OF HERITAGE, CULTURE AND CAREER
Wednesday, Sept. 29; 4 – 5 p.m.
Gym or Virtual: choosebc.info/HHM-caminos
Join in a discussion with Latinx panelists who will share their career pathways in local industry. These panelists are connecting, inspiring and empowering the future generation of Latinx leaders. EGC credits are available and this is a Strive2Drive event. Attend this event for a chance to win tickets to the José Feliciano concert at The Clarion on November 5.

DANCE CLASS: BACHATA WITH CHRIS WILLIAMS
Thursday, Sept. 30; 1 – 2 p.m.
Gym
Bachata dance class with Chris Williams. No partner is required. All skill levels welcome. Registration is not required.

COOKING DEMO: TOSTONES CON HOGAO
Wednesday, Oct. 6; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Virtual: choosebc.info/HHM-tostones
Daniela Ocampo will lead a demonstration of Colombian Tostones con Hogao. BC students and employees can pick up free ingredients from the Student Life Office between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Oct. 5.

WOMEN’S DISCUSSION: BEYOND SKIRTS Y LA COCINA
Thursday, Oct. 7; 2 – 3 p.m.
BC Library
Join us as we discuss some of the issues affecting women in the Hispanic community. How does culture or ethnicity affect the way you act or think about yourself or others? Does anything need to change? EGC credits are available and this is a Strive2Drive event. Attend this event for a chance to win tickets to the José Feliciano concert at The Clarion on November 5. Registration is not required.

MOBILE WALL DISCUSSION: “UNJUDGE SOMEONE”
Monday, Oct. 11; 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
BC Library
Have you noticed the mobile wall at our events? How have those statements made you feel? Have you ever experienced microaggressions? Have you felt judged (or judged someone) based on ethnic/cultural background? Join us for coffee, hot chocolate and pan dulce as we discuss some of these tough issues and have conversations with fellow peers that may help you “unjudge someone.” EGC credits are available and this is a Strive2Drive event. Attend this event for a chance to win tickets to the José Feliciano concert at The Clarion on November 5. Registration is not required.

PANEL DISCUSSION: MENTAL HEALTH “CONEXIONES” IN THE TIME OF TRANSITION
Tuesday, Oct. 12; 1 – 2 p.m.
Gym or Virtual: choosebc.info/HHM-mentalhealth
Join in a discussion of mental health within the Hispanic culture. With the pandemic affecting us, how do we maintain our “Conexiones” with our family and friends? EGC credits are available and this is a Strive2Drive event. Attend this event for a chance to win tickets to the José Feliciano concert at The Clarion on November 5.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CLOSING EVENT – DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT, “IN THE HEIGHTS”
Thursday, Oct. 14; 6:30 – 10 p.m.
Orange Lot
Enjoy a drive-in screening of “In the Heights.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the movie begins at sundown. Food trucks will be on-site and food tickets will be provided to BC students. Registration is not required.

ESSAY CONTEST SUBMISSIONS DUE
Friday, Oct. 15; 5 p.m.
Submit essays to dei@brazosport.edu. First prize: $100 and two tickets to the José Feliciano concert at The Clarion on November 5. Second prize: $50.