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Broward College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (September 15, 2014) – September marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month – which runs from September 15 through October 15. Broward College will be celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, with several special events –
 
Hispanic Heritage Kick-off
Monday, September 15, noon
Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Breezeway
For the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, South Campus Student Life will be hosting a kick-off party featuring a Steel Drum band, ceviche and famous Hispanic celebrity impersonators. For more information, contact Carlos Parra at 954-201-8997 or cparra@broward.edu.
 
 
Hispanic Heritage: Latin America Exposed
Wednesday, September 17, from noon to 2 p.m.
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, Davie, Bldg. 19
A panel of students representing various Latin American countries will discuss the diversity that makes up the rich Latin culture. Afterwards, the audience will have an opportunity to ask the panel questions. For more information, contact Jose Lopez at 954-201-6236 or jlopez1@broward.edu.
 
 
Hispanic Author Symposium
Wednesday, September 17, 1 p.m.
Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Activity Center, Bldg. 68, Room 91
The English faculty will be discussing a variety of Hispanic authors who through centuries bridged Hispanic literature into the modern day.  For more information, contact Carlos Parra at 954-201-8997 or cparra@broward.edu.
 
 
Cooking Lessons: Hispanic Recipes
Wednesday, October 1, 11 a.m.
Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines
The Publix Aprons Simple Meals team will conduct a live interactive cooking demonstration on how to make quick and healthy traditional Latin dishes on a budget. For more information, contact Carlos Parra at 954-201-8997 or cparra@broward.edu.
 
 
Art Exhibit
Monday, October 6
Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines
This event is an exhibit of Marcy Grosso’s art, which embodies and bridges traditional Cuban culture and modern American dynamism, and encompasses both the romantic Spanish sentiments of the past, as well as the atmosphere of contemporary Miami. For more information, contact Carlos Parra at 954-201-8997 or cparra@broward.edu.
 
 
Hispanic Heritage Festival
Wednesday, October 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, Davie, Bldg. 19
A celebration of the Hispanic culture, this event will feature a photographic display of people from the Latin community that have had a significant influence in their communities.  We will be featuring the musical group, Brazilian 2wins, and serving typical Hispanic dishes. For more information, contact Jose Lopez at 954-201-6236 or jlopez1@broward.edu.
 
 
The Power of Poetry to Mediate the Social & the Cultural
Wednesday, October 8, 7 p.m.
Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines
Francisco Castillo, a professor in the philosophy and religion department at Broward College, will lead an evening poetry reading. For more information, contact Carlos Parra at 954-201-8997 or cparra@broward.edu.
 
 
Hispanic Heritage Month: Immigration with Jesus Nebot
Thursday, October 9, noon – 2 p.m.
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, Davie, Bldg. 19
Renowned filmmaker, entrepreneur, and transformational speaker, Jesus Nebot, will be joining the Broward College Central Campus for a Hispanic Heritage Celebration. Nebot will address immigration and its impact on the community. After the discussion, there will be a meet and greet. For more information, contact Jose Lopez at 954-201-6236 or jlopez1@broward.edu.
 
 
Family Fun Day
Sunday, October 11, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines
Enjoy a family-friendly event, with a carnival atmosphere, featuring food and a special showing of “Metegol,” which has been featured at dozens of film festivals. For more information, contact Carlos Parra at 954-201-8997 or cparra@broward.edu.
 
 
For more information, contact Tina David at 954-201-7510 or tdavid@broward.edu.
 
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