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BHCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

BHCC celebrated Hispanic Heritage month with a month-long series of events centered around the theme, “The Power of Our Latinx Voices.”

The 2018 events included:

  • ¡Eschucha! An Evening with International Award Winning Filmmaker Oldren Romero - a screening and director’s talk on contemporary perspectives on Queer Latinx Cinema. Moderated by Patrick Jerome, Founder and Executive Director, Boston International Film Festival
  • ¡Piensa! Dream to Be Excellent - Channeling Your Ambition In Order to Overcome Imposed Identities - an interactive workshop by educator and advocate Dr. Andrea I. Guzman Oliver focused on developing strategies to overcoming personal barriers and achieving greater success.
  • ¡Mi Voz! - Poet Leonardo Nin and BHCC Professor Carlos Maynard present a fusion of science and arts, examining current issues facing Latinx Men of Color in spoken word performance and group discussion.
  • ¡Inspirate! Tres Vidas - dynamic theatrical event about the lives of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni; presented by Core Ensemble and performed with live music on stage.
  • ¡Comparte! The Borderland of Language - renowned Poet and Translator Rhina Espaillat examines the ways in which spoken and written language is organic, capable of change and deeply reflective of its speakers; from slang, to technical vocabularies, dialect and folk etymology, to poetry.
  • Art Brunch with Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 featured artists Marilyn Rodriquez and Zach Castro - Meet the artists in person and learn about the art making techniques and inspiration.