Del Mar faculty embraces Hispanic Heritage Month

Del Mar College’s Mexican American Studies program and the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education are hosting five events in celebration Hispanic Heritage Month.

The events will be held on campus to provide several opportunities for students to grow their understanding and appreciation of Hispanic culture in our community.

Erica Bertero, assistant professor of English, is helming the Mexican American Studies Program this academic year and is overseeing the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations.

“Take the time to attend the DMC events.” Bertero said. “These events are celebrations of culture.”

All the events are free and open to the public, Bertero said.

These events are held on East Campus, in the White Library and the Richardson Performance Hall on various dates from Sept. 17 to Oct. 12. For more information, contact Bertero at 361-6981433 or

The Foreign Languages Program will also be hosting several events throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. For more information, contact Associate Professor of Spanish Javier Morin at 361-698-1582 or





Sept. 17 — Adrian Clark, associate professor of political science, will showcase a presentation titled “The battle over the 27th Texas Congressional District ethnicity Partisanship, Gerrymandering and the Law” in the White Library, Room 514. 11 a.m.

Sept. 25 — Erinn McComb, assistant professor of history, will present “Querer es Poder: Lieutenant Colonel Olga Custodio’s Quest to Democratize the Sky” in White Library, Room 514. 1 p.m.

Oct. 4 — Dawson Barrett, assistant professor of history, will discuss his most recent book, “The Defiant: Protest Movements in Post-Liberal America in the White Library, Room 514. 4 p.m. Oct. 4.

Oct. 10 — Amorette Garza, professor of art, will provide a short lecture titled “Something about a piñata: The Visual Process as evolution of enlightenment of cultural heritage” in the White Library, Room 514. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oct. 12 — There will be a screening of “Clinica de Igrantes: Life Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” in the Richardson Performance Hall. 9 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

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