Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15- October 15

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
There are many opportunities to celebrate on campus and in our community. Events that have an asterisk will take place on the Lipscomb campus.
Events will be updated throughout the month!
For general information on this national month of celebration, go to:

Hispanic Heritage Month Calendar of Events

*Bison Café
Enjoy Mexican food on Tuesday, September 16 as we celebrate Mexican Independence Day!
Every Wednesday during Hispanic Heritage Month we will be serving Latino food for lunch! Don’t forget to check out our HHM table before you enter.
Yarn Painting with Jairo Prado
Tuesday, September 16, 2014   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
at the Metro Nashville Public Library, Southeast branch
Create “yarn paintings” inspired by the Huichol Indians of Jalisco and Nayarit, Mexico using historic techniques by pressing brightly colored yarn into wooden boards coated with resin or beeswax. Participants will illustrate a personal narrative using contemporary designs.
Contact: Southeast Library (615) 862-5871
Che Guevara: Life and Legacy
Tuesday, September 16, 2014   3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
at the Metro Nashville Public Library, Watkins Park Branch
Come see how Ernesto Che Guevara became an iconic cultural hero. Speaker: Raymond Kinzounza.
Contact: Watkins Park Library (615) 862-5872
Global Education presents Global Dance Team
Wednesday, September 17, 2014   4:00 PM
at the Nashville Public Library (Main)
Experience dances from the Afro Latin Diaspora, such as flamenco, folkloric, Afro Brazilian, Afro Peruvian and Latin presented by dancers from the Global Education Center.
Contact: Nashville Public Library (615) 862-5800
Passport to Understanding: A Journey through Mexico
Thursday, September 18, 2014  4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
At the Metro Nashville Public Library,  Edmondson Pike Branch
Journey through Mexico with traditional arts, crafts, games, clothes, instruments and dances presented by Global Education Center staff.
Contact: Edmondson Pike Library (615) 880-3957
Spanish Bingo
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
at the Metro Nashville Public Library, East Branch
Test your knowledge of Spanish vocabulary with this interactive game of Bingo.
Contact: East Library (615) 862-5860
*Take the Diversity Walk! MASK Chapel
Thursday, September 25   10:55 am
Swang 110
The purpose of the Diversity/Privilege Walk is to learn to recognize how power and privilege can affect our lives even when we are not aware it is happening. The purpose is not to blame anyone for having more power or privilege or for receiving more help in achieving goals, but to have an opportunity to identify both obstacles and benefits experienced in our life.
*Hispanic Heritage Trivia Challenge!
Thursday, September 25 from 5-7 pm
How well do you know your Hispanic Heritage? Come answer questions from famous Hispanic actors to Hispanic inventors! Win prizes, eat good food & have a good time—and maybe even learn a little something!
Global Education presents Salsa Sensations
Saturday, September 27, 2014   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
at the Metro Nashville Public Library Edmondson Pike Branch
Enjoy dancers from the Global Education Center demonstrating Salsa and other forms of Latin social dances that are popular throughout the world.
Contact: Edmondson Pike Library (615) 880-3957
*Lipscomb Fall Fiesta!
Wednesday, October 1  10 am—1 pm
Shamblin Theater
Latino food, karaoke, photo booth, salsa dancing, and more!
Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Centennial Park
In a city where one in six residents is foreign–born, the Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival is not only one of Nashville’s favorite and most vibrant festivals, but also a celebration and reminder of what makes Nashville a great place to live. This FREE Festival provides an opportunity for intercultural dialogue through a Nashville festival experience and features a variety of dance and music performance on 7 different stages, food vendors offering authentic and exotic tastes from around the world, hands-on children’s activities, an area just for teens, a marketplace, and so much more!  
Celebration of Nations
Saturday, October 11    12 pm-8 pm
4th Avenue South, Downtown Franklin
Fiesta Mexicana
Monday, October 6, 2014   5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
at the Metro Nashville Public Library, Bordeaux Branch
We're having a party to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with calavera crafts, snacks and a piñata!
Contact: Bordeaux Library (615) 862-5856
*Cesar’s Last Fast, Human Documentary Series
Wednesday, October 8 at 8:30 pm
Shamblin Theater
Sponsored by Latino Student Services, Intercultural Development and the College of Arts and Sciences, this Sundance Festival film tells the story of how Cesar Chavez embarked in 1988 on what would be his last act of protest in his remarkable life. Driven in part to pay penance for feeling he had not done enough, Chavez began his "Fast for Life," a 36-day water-only hunger strike, to draw attention to the horrific effects of unfettered pesticide use on farm workers, their families, and their communities. Using never-before-seen footage of Chavez during his fast and testimony from those closest to him, directors Richard Ray Perez and Lorena Parlee weave together the larger story of Chavez's life, vision, and legacy. A deeply religious man, Chavez's moral clarity in organizing and standing with farmworkers at risk of his own life humbled his family, friends, and the world.
Cuba, Castro, and the Cuban revolution. Speaker: Raymond Kinzounza
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:30-4:00 pm
At the Metro Nashville Public Library, Watkins Park
Come and learn how General Fulgencio Batista lost power in January 1959.
Contact: Watkins Park Library (615) 862-5872
Monday, October 13   6-8:00 pm
Hall of Fame Room, Allen Arena
Let’s talk in Spanish! This fun event is for anyone who speaks a little or a lot of Spanish! Come practice your Spanish, make new friends, and connect!