Del Mar College is planning several events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. All events, which are free and open to the public, will be in Room 514 of the White Library, East Campus.
1 p.m. Sept. 15
“The History and Politics of Immigration Policy: From the Lamp Beside the Golden Door to the Great, Great Wall”
Adrian Clark, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, and Renato Ramirez, professor of political science, will discuss the history of immigration to the U.S., as well as the politics of immigration. The event will include a public discussion with the audience on future immigration policy.
1 p.m. Sept. 27
“Addressing the Forgotten Dead: New Research on Violence Against the Mexican and Mexican-American Populations of the United States”
James Klein, Ph.D., associate professor of history, and Renato Ramirez, professor of political science, will discuss the recent publication “Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928,” which chronicled violence against the Mexican and Mexican-American populations during the settlement of the American West.
1 p.m. Oct. 6
“Effective Use of Interpreters: Forming Partnerships Towards Improved Communication and Outcomes”
Olivia Lopez, Ph.D., an adjunct social work instructor, examines the role of interpreters in the health care field.
1 p.m. Oct. 12
“Making Tacos in Space: José Jiménez and the Evolutionary History of Hispanics in American Space flight, 1958-Present”
Erinn McComb, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, will discuss Hispanics in the space race.