BHCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2016

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Exhibits for September 15 - October 15

Mostly @ Sea, works by German Pérez

Engage with an exhibit inspired by the experience of “boat people” fusing visual art with the written word, and focusing on immigration and relocation, memory and the refugee experience.

Charlestown Campus, Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery (A300)

¡Expresiones! Latin@ Art

A group exhibit of contemporary art, ideas and issues by area artists.

Chelsea Campus, Lobby Gallery

¡Lee! Hispanic Heritage Month Books

A display featuring works of literature, art, history and Latin@ culture.

Charlestown Campus, E-Building, Second Floor Corridor

September 15

¡Piensa! Contemporary Issues Facing Latina Professionals

Six Latina professionals convened ¡Piensa! Contemporary Issues Facing Latina Professionals, where they discussed the impact of empowered Latina professionals in the community, in the workplace and on the family. The Chelsea Campus event was part of the College’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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1–2:30 p.m., Chelsea Campus, Community Room

Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 Piensa Slide 9

September 21

¡Vive! Engaging the Latin@ Patient

Damian Folch, MD, joined attendees in the Community Room of the Chelsea Campus for his interactive presentation Engaging the Latin@ Patient, part of the College’s series of events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

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12–2 p.m., Chelsea Campus, Community Room

Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 Vive Slide 6

Artist’s Reception for “Mostly @ Sea”

At a reception for German Pérez—known as the Caribbean Chagall—on September 21, guests savored an evening of art and conversation on the Charlestown Campus as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Perez is the husband of Maria Hinojosa, who spoke about racial inequality at BHCC on March 3, 2016, as part of the College’s Women’s History Month celebration.

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6–8 p.m., Charlestown Campus, Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery (A300)

Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 German Perez Reception 7

September 22

¡Disfruta! The Power of Community and the Arts

German Pérez gave the talk ¡Disfruta! The Power of Community and the Arts, at Chelsea High School. He discussed how art expresses hope.

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5:30–7 p.m., Chelsea High School

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September 27

¡Inspirate! Unlocking Silent Histories

Fresh from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, educator and filmmaker Donna DeGennaro, Ph.D. presented ¡Inspirate!, Unlocking Silent Histories, on September 27 at the Chelsea Campus. She discussed her work with youth in Guatemala and how the films she creates cross generations, preserve traditions and amplify Hispanic voices.

5:30–7 p.m., Chelsea Campus, Community Room

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September 29

¡Escucha! Engaging the Poet’s Voice

Hear readings from local Latin@ writers, BHCC faculty, staff and students.

6–7:30 p.m., Charlestown Campus, Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery

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¡Escucha! Engaging the Poet’s Voice

October 6

¡Mi Voz! Becoming a Scientist

Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Chief Scientific Officer at Cytonome, shared her personal story about becoming a leader in her field and about the family that inspired her success.

1:30–3 p.m., Chelsea Campus, Community Room

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¡Mi Voz! Becoming a Scientist‌‌

October 13

Compelling Conversation with John Quiñones‌

The renowned ABC correspondent shared his personal story of defying stereotypes and overcoming adversity in a Compelling Conversation, then afterwards met and talked with Bunker Hill students.

1–2:30 p.m., Charlestown Campus, Gymnasium

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John Quinones visited BHCC on October 14, 2016 and spoke as part of Hispanic Heritage Month