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****Please note the change of date for our last film in October!****

New Date is Wednesday, October 22nd

 

Fall 2014

For more information: call 931-221-6645, email hcc@apsu.edu, or visit MUC 213.

Event

Date

Time

Location

Description

Zumba Pool 

08/28

5 - 6 pm

Foy Pool Outside Deck

Get a great workout while feeling refreshed from the pool. Join the Hispanic Cultural Center and the University Recreational Center as we work out through Zumba.

HCC Bienvenidos

09/03

11 am - 1 pm 

MUC Plaza

Chill out with delicious, thirst quenching shaved ice and get a free pencil while you're there. Come on by to learn about the amazing Hispanic Cultural Center and all of our fun events we have for this coming up semester.

Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off

09/15

11 am - 1 pm 

MUC Plaza

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the folks from Trio Ginga – a Brazilian swing that will move your body and stir your soul!

Mami Chaci's Empanada Fundraiser Pre-Purchase BEGINS!!!

09/15

MUC Plaza

Pre-Order Mami Chaci's homemade, deliciously baked, mouth-watering craved Empanadas! These Empanadas make you wish that you had more the moment it’s all gone so stock up. All proceeds go towards the Heidi Leming Scholarship. Pick up is 09/30.

HCC Film Series - Illiterate

09/15

6 - 8 pm

MUC 303

Ximena, a middle-aged lonely chain-smoker who enjoys gardening, has gone her entire life without being able to read and write. She soon meets Jackeline, a daughter of Ximena’s friend and a school teacher, who wants to teach Ximena how to read. The task proves challenging in the best sense of the word but Jackeline feels encourage helping Ximena to learn.

HCC Film Series – The Death of Pinochet

09/24

6 – 8 pm

MUC 303

A 24 hours the unexpected death of General Pinochet reawakens the political divisions that marked Chile’s recent history with death and violence. With high quality original footage and testimonies of four characters that deeply experienced a journey of strong contrasts and surrealistic nuances, the film narrates in an innovative, exciting way the ending of a key chapter in Chilean history.

HCC Film Series – The Return

10/01

6 – 8 pm

MUC 303

The Return is the story of a delightful and life-changing journey back to Costa Rica. After living 10 years in New York, 30-year-old Antonio returns to San José where he is forced to deal with the realities he ran away from.

Not All About Tacos: Puerto Rico

10/06

12 – 1 pm

MUC 213 (HCC)

Stop by the Hispanic Cultural Center to learn about Puerto Rico, its demographics, and its culture. Enjoy Puerto Rican inspired food. Food is limited. Presented by Nathaniel Fox.

Hispanic Heritage Month Speaker: José Galvez 

10/07

5 - 6:30 pm

CL Auditorium 

Become indulged by a revolutionary photographer who not only takes pictures of Latino Culture in the United States but also represents them in awe-inspiring ways.

HCC Film Series – Operation E

10/08

6 – 8 pm

MUC 303

The E in the film's title stands for Emmanuel, the name of the child whose fate lies at the heart of the intrigue. Born in captivity, his mother Clara Rojas being a hostage of the Colombian guerrilla movement FARC, the infant Emmanuel, less than a year old and in failing health, is handed to a peasant family in the hope that they might arrange for him to receive desperately needed medical treatment.

Sugar Skull Decorating with the ANTS

10/22

4 - 6 pm

MUC 103

Free sugar skulls to decorate with your family and Fall Inspired after school snacks!

 

HCC Film Series – With My Heart in Yambo

10/22

6 – 8 pm

MUC 305

In 1988, when director María Fernanda Restrepo was only 10 years old, her life changed in the cruelest of ways: her two brothers—then 14 and 17—vanished without a trace. Only later did the family learn that the boys had been illegally detained, tortured, and murdered by the Ecuadorean police. Now, decades later, with her brothers’ remains still missing, Restrepo embarks on the painful journey of recounting her family’s story.

Sugar Skull Decorating 

10/24

10:30 am - 1 pm

MUC Lobby

Come celebrate day of the dead by painting sugar skulls. Decorate your sugar skulls to your desire. Be as creative, as fun, or as scary as you like. Skulls are limited to the first 130 students

HCC Govs Cherish and Share: Day of the Dead Art Gallery

10/26 -10/31

 

TBA

Stop by the top floor of the MUC and have your breath taken by the Day of the Dead Art Gallery. The art is provided by different students and people around the community. Experience how our GOVS represent and cherish the dead through awe-inspiring art!

Not All About Tacos: Spain

11/13

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

MUC 213 (HCC)

Stop by the Hispanic Cultural Center to learn more about Spain and the Study Abroad program that Austin Peay has to offer on Spain. Presented by Dr. Ruiz. Food is limited.

Choreography Workshop

11/17

TBA

TBA

Come join us for fun and excitement with our Choreography dance workshop. Presented by Emily Stark and Oscar Campuzano.

 

SUMMER 2014

EventDateTimeLocationDescription
Documented Watch Party06/297:45-9pmWNDAACC (Clement 120)
World Cup Sticker Exchange06/244-5pmWalgreens - 1460 Ft. Campbell BlvdJoin us to exchange Panini World Cup stickers and fill up your World Cup sticker album. You can also find out about higher education options, Hispanic Cultural Center events, how to get involved with the Hispanic Alumni Chapter, and pick up Lady Govs soccer schedule. There will be free giveaways for participants who participate in soccer trivia. For more information, call 931-221-6645
Free shaved ice06/2312-1pmMUC CommonsCool down with the HCC. Get your free shaved ice. Also known as raspado, piragua, and raspadilla in Latin America.
World Cup Viewing Party: Fundraiser for Hispanic Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment 06/122:30pm-4:30pmCasa Blanca: 700 N. Riverside Dr. C-11, Clarksville, TNNo APSU Discounts during the event. 10% will go towards scholarship endowment. Bring your stickers and exchange with other guests to complete your World Cup book! Available at Walgreens for $2. There will be 10 free sticker albums and 25 stickers for participants.


SPRING 2014

EventDateTimeLocationDescription
HCC Café Controversial: Immigrant Detention of Children03/0312-1pm, MUC 213MUC 213Café Controversial is a roundtable conversation series that focuses on hot topic issues affecting Latinos and other cultural communities.  Join us for a lively discussion with café. For more information visit Cafe Controversial page.
HCC Spanish Game Series: Charades03/053:30-4:30pmMUC 213Practice Spanish through a game of Charades. There will be Tres Leches cake for the first 15 students.
HCC Donut Day: Fundraiser03/178-10:30amMUC Lobby
HCC NAAT: El Salvador03/244-5:30pmMUC 312

Hundreds of children disappeared without a trace during the Salvadoran civil war. Many were survivors of massacres carried out by the U.S.-trained Salvadoran army. The film, Children of Memory (Niños de la Memoria), follows Margarita Zamora, an investigator with human rights organization Pro-Búsqueda as she traverses the Salvadoran countryside probing memory, swabbing DNA samples, and searching for disappeared children - including her own four siblings. Visit this page to view the trailer.  There will be Salvadorean inspired dishes for the first 15 students.

This event is part of Not All About Tacos, a workshop which features a different Latin American country and Latin American inspired dishes.

HCC Spanish Conversation with Dr. DiPaolo03/264:30-5:30pmMUC CafeteriaStudents with some knowledge of Spanish can practice Spanish with peers.   This event is limited to the first 15 students who pre-register by 03/21. Click here to pre-register.
HCC Spanish Game Night: Cognate Frenzy03/274:30-5:30pm MUC 213Practice Spanish through a game of Cognate Frenzy. There will be Ecuadorian inspired appetizers for the first 15 students.
HCC Spanish Game Series: Monopoly (edicion en español)04/023:30-4:30pmMUC 213Practice Spanish through a game of Monopoly (edicion en español). There will be Gelatina Mosaico for the first 15 students.
HCC Café Controversial: Hispanic and Native American Roots04/0712-1pmMUC 213Café Controversial is a roundtable conversation series that focuses on hot topic issues affecting Latinos and other cultural communities.  Join us for a lively discussion with café. For more information visit Cafe Controversial page.
HCC NAAT: Nicaragua04/2112-1pmMUC 312

The film Sex and Sandinistas explores the hidden world of lesbian and gay culture in Managua- from safe sex demonstrations to drag shows; from lesbian love poetry to debates about butch/femme role playing; and a tribute to Nicaragua’s homosexual indigenous ancestors. Without assuming any prior knowledge of Nicaraguan history, the film brings to life the extraordinary and valuable experience of lesbians and gays coming out in the whirlwind of a Latin American revolution. There will be Nicaraguan inspired appetizers for the first 15 students.

This event is part of Not All About Tacos, a workshop which features a different Latin American country and Latin American inspired dishes.

HCC Spanish Conversation with Dr. Ruiz04/224:30-5:30pmMUC CafeteriaStudents with some knowledge of Spanish can practice Spanish with peers.  This event is limited to the first 15 students who pre-register by 04/18.  Click here to pre-register.
HCC World Book Night04/233:30pmMUC lobbyHCC and Professor Renée Ramsey will be giving away copies of Esmeralda Santiago’s book When I was Puerto Rican/ Cuando Era Puertorriqueña. Free book, dessert, and bookmarks for the first 40 students. World Book Night is an international movement to spread the love of reading, person to person.
HCC Salsa Night04/243:30pmMUC PlazaCome learn all the new moves in salsa, merengue, and bachata from Salsa Magic. (Rain location: Memorial Health Dance Studio is limited to the first 50 students.)
HCC Presentation on 2 Million 2 Many04/251pmMUC 213Aleia Alston '16 and Daisy Torres will be presenting a photo slideshow and report back from 2 Million 2 Many (March to Stop Deportations) which took place on April 5th in Nashville. This event was part of a national day of action known as Not One More.
HCC Salsa Night at Rivers and Spires04/258:30pmThird and Main St. 
HCC Spanish Game Night: Apples to Apples (Manzanas con Manzanas)04/284:30-5:30pm MUC 213Practice Spanish through a game of Manzanas con Manzanas (Apples to Apples). There will be Paraguayan inspired appetizers for the first 15 students.
HCC Culturally Diverse/Bilingual Nursing04/303-4pmMUC 213
HCC Graduation Recognition Ceremony04/117pmMUC Ballroom