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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 Logo

TTUHSC will be providing opportunities to engage in educational and social programming that the Campus & Community Engagement Workgroup of our HSI Committee has diligently organized. These opportunities are for all team members and is an opportunity to intentionally demonstrate a greater appreciation for Hispanic culture and identities: one of the many facets of the HSC community that makes us a stronger team.

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Below are opportunities for engagement, inclusive of select programs taking place in-person at various TTUHSC campuses.

September 14

Defining Servingness in Practice at Hispanic Serving Institutions

Defining Servingness in Practice at Hispanic Serving Institutions - 
Keynote Address by Dr. Gina Garcia, Professor at the University of Pittsburgh

A Collaboration with Texas Tech University
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Frazier Alumni Pavilion & Via Zoom Webinar (Register for Virtual Participation Here)

Opening Space: Voces Latinas
Hosted by the Office of Global Health
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Virtually via Zoom Meetings Pro
Register Here

Join us in September as we commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month with panelists Felix Morales, MD, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Admissions, TTUHSC School of Medicine; Ricardo H. Martinez, CCP, Director, Compensation Administration, TTUHSC Office of Human Resources; and Leslie C. Sotomayor II, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, TTU Women's & Gender Studies.

The event will include conversation around arts, humanities, and STEM topics, involving individuals— students, faculty, staff and community partners —specializing in these topics and situating themselves within these identities, and in dialog between and across their fields of expertise and experience, always seeking bridges and points of connection between and among our campus community members.

Assessing Servingness Workshop - Educational Training with Dr. Gina Garcia
A Collaboration with Texas Tech University
Limited Seats Available - Contact Matt Hernandez for details.

1:30 - 3:00 PM
Frazier Alumni Pavilion

September 15

Global Perspectives Film Series
Screening of No Más Bebés

Hosted by the Office of Global Health
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Academic Classroom Building 230 or via Zoom (Click here to join)

No Más Bebés tells the story of a little-known but landmark civil rights case, Madrigal v. Quilligan. In 1975, a small group of immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County - USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Led by an intrepid, 26-year-old Chicana lawyer and armed with hospital records sevretly gathered by a whistle-blowing young doctor, the mothers faced public exposure and stood up to powerful institutions in the name of justice. Click here to view a trailer of the film.

Free pizza provided to the first 25 in-person guests! This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. For more information about the film series, please email  the Office of Global Health or visit their websiteEl Grito Flyer 2022

El Grito Celebration
A Collaboration with Texas Tech University
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Urbanovsky Park

Celebrate and honor the start of Hispanic Heritage Month with performances, food, flag presentation from 19 Latin American countries and dancing.

September 21

¡Investigación! Understanding Research in the Hispanic Community
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Virtually via Zoom Webinar
Register Here

This session will provide an overview of different levels of research (individual level to population level) and then two of our Latinx researchers -- Dalia Martinez-Marin and Sharilyn Almodoar -- will present their research.  The discussion will be followed by an opportunity for Q&A with researchers and faculty in the Julia Jones Matthews School of Population & Public Health.

September 23

Odessa Celebración
11:30 - 1:30 PM
Odessa Campus

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) by participating in the Odessa Celebración, which will feature a number of resources available to Odessa Team Members. The Odessa Celebración will feature the Hispanic Heritage Month T-Shirt Distribution*, food trucks, and opportunities to build community with TTUHSC Team Members.

*T-shirts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

September 26

Dallas Celebración
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dallas Southwest Building - Front Parking Lot

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) by participating in the Dallas Celebración, which will feature a number of resources available to Team Members*. The Dallas Celebración will feature the Hispanic Heritage Month T-Shirt Distribution, food, and opportunities to build community with TTUHSC Team Members.

*T-shirts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

September 27

Bailando: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Through Dance  
Sponsored by the Office of Student Life
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Virtually via Zoom Meetings Pro
Register Here

Come learn about role that dancing plays in Hispanic heritages. Specifically, this event will introduce participants to the Cumbia dance—that has roots from Columbia and is quite population in Chile, Mexico, and other Latin countries. Traditional Cumbia music engages a blend of African, Amerindian, and European style of music and instruments—including drums, flutes, maracas, and accordions.  Have you ever felt the beat of Cumbia music and wanted to join in? Now you can!

Presented by Román Ramírez, Senior Director of Operations, Office of the Provost (pictured right). Roman Ramirez

Román was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, but raised in Fort Worth, Texas.  He is a college graduate, majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management, and Early Childhood Education.  He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree.  Roman was also a member of the United States Army and served for ten years. 

Besides the above, Román also has a great interest in dance and his culture.  He is co-founder of SOL Ballet Folklorico, a Mexican folk dance company to offer children from his community an avenue to gain a sense of pride, self-esteem, and self-confidence, encouraging them to work within the community as catalysts for positive changes.  The members of SOL Ballet Folklórico have united their love and passion for Mexican folkloric art to maintain the heritage and history of México.  Through dance, they tell the history of the people who embraced a life filled with diversity in nationality, language, dress, religion, and culture. 

September 28

Mental Health y Tú
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Virtually via Zoom Webinar
Register Here

This facilitated dialogue -- open to all TTUHSC Team Members -- will focus on analyzing mental health statistics for Hispanic/Latinx communities. Information on strategies for improving mental health outcomes from Hispanic/Latinx students will be provided in addition to a conversation on support services for students, staff, and faculty at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

September 29

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 Shirt Design

Lubbock Celebración
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
University Center First Floor Lobby

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) by participating in the HHM Resource Fair at the Lubbock Celebración, which will feature a number of student organizations and departments from the Lubbock campus who are committed to excellence and 'servingness.' The Lubbock Celebración will feature the Hispanic Heritage Month T-Shirt Distribution*, food trucks, and opportunities to build community with TTUHSC Team Members.

*T-shirts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

October 5

Cultural Responsiveness in Curriculum Design
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Virtually via Zoom Webinar
Register Here

This session will focus on identifying gaps to improve curriculum designs based on cultural needs, opportunities, professional competencies, and strategies to improve curriculum and didactic learning. 

Facilitators: Dr. Lisa Campbell, Dr. Alec Cattell, Joe Ferrer, Dr. Rosalinda Jimenez, Dr. Pat Francis-Johnson, and Dr. Lauren Sullivan.

October 11

Cocinando: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Through Cooking
Sponsored by the Office of Student Life
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Virtually via Zoom Meetings Pro
Register Here

“Comer es vivir” (Food is life.) In this event, you will have the honor and privilege to hear about a traditional food in a number of Hispanic cultures—the empanada. The empanada dates back to the 1500s, with origins in Spain and Portugal; today a number of varieties are found through Latin countries and cultures. During this program we will hear from two community members that are well known for their empanadas and the culture behind them. Join us if you want to learn how to make empanadas and how they are made in different Hispanic countries. Let’s get cooking!

October 12

Abilene Celebración
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
South Parking Lot

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) by participating in the Abilene Celebración, which will include a lunch cooked by TTUHSC team members, music, and community. The Abilene Celebración will include the Hispanic Heritage Month T-Shirt Distribution* for Abilene team members. Join us for a live screening of a TTUHSC Hispanic Heritage Month program, La Voz Hispana (details below) in ABSPH 2201 ANC (second floor of the Julia Jones Matthews School of Population & Public Health). 

*T-shirts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

La Voz Hispana: A Conversation with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's Hispanic Community
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Virtually via Zoom Webinar
Register Here

October 13

Amarillo Celebración
5:00 - 7:00 PM
TTUHSC Amarillo - School of Pharmacy Building

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) by participating in the Amarillo Celebración, which will feature a number of resources available to Team Members and those in the Amarillo community. The Amarillo Celebración will feature the Hispanic Heritage Month T-Shirt Distribution*, food, and opportunities to build community with TTUHSC Team Members. 

*T-shirts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.


Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Student Affinity Space

BIPOC Student Affinity Space promotionJoin the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the launch of the BIPOC Student Affinity Space on August 25 at noon. This discussion will be facilitated by students of TTUHSC along with a small presence of faculty and staff to guide and contribute to discussions.

Registration is closed. Come back soon for future offerings of the BIPOC Student Affinity Space!

Purpose: A space for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) to explore and discuss their experiences on campus and within their communities.

Vision: A space where participants are empowered to be vulnerable, open, and compassionate with opportunities for intentional connection, support, mentorship, and access to resources among the BIPOC TTUHSC community in alignment with the TTUHSC Values of One Team and Kindhearted. 

 


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AS PART OF NATIONAL LGBTQ PRIDE MONTH, TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER STRIVES TO REMOVE BARRIERS FOR MARGINALIZED INDIVIDUALS IN AN EFFORT TO CREATE GREATER ACCESS TO HIGH˜QUALITY CARE AND TO ELIMINATE HEALTH DISPARITIES. 

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MONDAY, JUNE 13

Virtual Screening of Cured with a Post-Film Discussion
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. •  ZOOM

Five years in the making, Cured, illuminates a pivotal yet largely unknown chapter in the struggle for LGBTQ equality: the campaign that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses. Join us for a virtual screening and post-film discussion with co-director and producer Patrick Sammon and learn more about a crucial turning point in the movement for LGBTQ rights. Also joining the discussion will be Dr. Richard Pillard, psychiatrist and researcher featured in the film. This program is supported by National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation. 

TUESDAY, JUNE 14

Helix Diversity Series: Practicing Allyship for LGBTQ Identities
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. • ZOOM LINK HERE
DALLAS CAMPUS ROOM 745 • IN-PERSON RSVP HERE

This session will focus on the experiences and perceptions of LGBTQ people along with opportunities for providing support to this population in your respective role at TTUHSC.

TUESDAY, JUNE 28 ***NEW DATE*** 

LGBTQ Health Townhall
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. • ZOOM LINK HERERegistration Required

Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the LGBTQ Health Townhall that will bring awareness to health disparities for LGBTQ people, engage in discussion around issues related to the health of LGBTQ people and more. The townhall will feature Dr. Ron Holt.

THURSDAY, JUNE 16 

Diversity Resource Fair and T-Shirt Distribution
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • TTUHSC ACADEMIC CLASSROOM BUILDING (LUBBOCK)

Learn more about programs and services available to students, faculty and sta˛ while celebrating diversity. OUT for Health at TTUHSC t-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-request basis. Students, faculty and sta˛ who are unable to attend (i.e., online learners, campuses, etc.), may email diversity@ttuhsc.edu to request a t-shirt be mailed.

Student Organization Programming
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Office of Interprofessional Education Fall Symposium


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Registration for the 2022 IPE Fall Symposium will open May 1. Visit the Interprofessional Education Fall Symposium website for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office of Global Health Lecture & Film Series

The TTUHSC Office of Global Health offers a series of lectures and films which provide information about global, national, and local health and social issues.  Attendees will gain knowledge about various heritage celebrations, historic events and current trends in health care. For additional information, please visit Global Health.