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Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa will discuss the history of immigration in this country and reflect on her own journeys as part of Hispanic Heritage Month events at Dallas College.

Contact: Debra Dennis; ddennis@dcccd.edu

For immediate release — Sept. 15, 2021

(DALLAS) — Whether virtually or in person, Dallas College will showcase and honor the cultural richness of Hispanic and Latinx communities from Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean during Hispanic Heritage Month. This year’s theme is: “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.”

The observation, which includes lectures, poetry readings and financial advice, kicks off Sept. 15.

Hispanic Heritage Month, previously known as Hispanic Heritage Week, was started under President Lyndon Johnson. President Ronald Reagan expanded the observance to cover an entire month that ends on Oct. 15.

Among the Highlighted Events:

A Conversation With Maria Hinojosa

Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

An award-winning journalist, Hinojosa is the host and executive producer of “Latino USA,” a nationally syndicated public radio news and cultural program. Hinojosa will discuss the history of immigration in this country and reflect on her own journeys, both personal and professional.

Join this event on Webex.

Other Events:

The LatinX Experience in Professional Careers (Panel)

Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A panel discussion with representatives from the Association of Latino Professionals for America, Hispanic National Bar Association, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and National Community College Hispanic Council explores professionalism and career advancement for those identifying as members of the Hispanic/Latinx communities.

Join this event on Webex.

UndocuJoy: Shifting the Perspective in Undocumented Representation

Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Nationally acclaimed poet, activist and author of “For Colored Boys Who Speak Softly,”Yosimar Reyes exploresthe resilience of undocumented people who exist beyond narratives about deportations.

Join this event on Webex.

‘El Peso Hero’ — A Latino Graphic Novel About Everyday Life at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Not your mainstream superhero, “El Peso Hero” is a neo-Western graphic novel influenced by modern-day challenges faced by residents on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Come meet creator Hector Rodriguez, a publisher, artist and teacher.

Join this event on Webex.

Better Money Management and Wealth Growth for Financial Security

Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

This session introduces practical money management tips and budgeting techniques to assist with fiscal responsibility.

Join this event on Webex.

Introduction Guide to Self-Publishing Graphic Novels With Independent Comics Author Hector Rodriguez

Thursday, Oct 14, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The creator of “El Peso Hero,” Hector Rodriguez leads a workshop for aspiring comic creators and other artists with an overview of designing, printing and selling.

Join this event on Webex.

For more information, please visit the Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month webpage.