NHCC Book Club

5:30 pm

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for June: The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962) by, Carlos Fuentes.

To join the NHCC Book Club, register here. NHCC Book Club members who purchase their books through Bookworks get a 10% discount on that title.

NHCC Book Club

5:30 pm

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for May: The Hummingbird’s Daughter (2005) by Luis Alberto Urrea.

To join the NHCC Book Club, register here. NHCC Book Club members who purchase their books through Bookworks get a 10% discount on that title.

NHCC Children’s Bilingual Book Festival

9 am to 5 pm

The Children’s Bilingual Book Festival takes place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in April of each year and features K-6 books in Spanish and English and Native Languages in English. There are author readings, a book fair, student storytelling, poetry performances, workshops for teachers and parents, and art and book-related activities for all ages, including teens. Join us!

Visit the festival website.

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NHCC Book Club

5:30 pm

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for April: The Heart of the Artichoke (2012) by Elena Poniatowska.

To join the NHCC Book Club, register here. NHCC Book Club members who purchase their books through Bookworks get a 10% discount on that title.

Book Reading and Signing, Sergio Troncoso, A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son

2 pm, Salon Ortega

Free and open to the public.

How does a Mexican-American, the son of immigrants, a child of the border, la frontera, leave home and move to the heart of gringo America? How does he adapt to the worlds of wealth, elite universities, the rush and power of New York City? How does he make peace with a stern old-fashioned father who has only known hard field labor his whole life? With echoes of Dreiser’s American Tragedy and Fitzgerald’s Gatsby, Troncoso tells his luminous stories through the lens of an exile adrift in the 21st century, his characters suffering from the loss of culture and language, the loss of roots and home as they adapt to the glittering promises of new worlds which ultimately seem so empty.

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NHCC Book Club

5:30 pm

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for March: A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son (2019) by Sergio Troncoso. Troncoso will be speaking and reading at the NHCC April 11.

To join the NHCC Book Club, register here. NHCC Book Club members who purchase their books through Bookworks get a 10% discount on that title.

La Canoa – Rosebud: Population 7

2pm – 4pm

Giving shape and form to the rich cultural heritage of family and homeland. Erlinda Gonzales Berry reads and discusses her coming-of-age collection of stories as the product of remembering, of giving shape and form to the rich cultural heritage bequeathed to her by her antepasados and beloved homeland. “As I attempt to shape the final stage of my journey on this planet, I feel the abiding presence of memory rather than intellect. In my waking hours and in my dreams those who came before me — my parents, my grandparents, my vecinos, the landscapes of my homeland, appear and reappear, leaving me with a deep need to insert them in the written record so they will continue to exist after my memory has vanished.”

This is a FREE event OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández: Presentation & Book Signing

Join us as Prof. García Hernández makes a compelling case for closing immigration prisons in the U.S. immediately. He argues that these facilities cost taxpayers millions of dollars a year, do not keep us safer, and treat inhumanely the men, women, and children lawfully seeking residency or protection. There is another way to manage immigration, he writes: “leave migrants alone.” In the past, immigrants were not assumed to be criminals. Acts of trying to live and work in the United States were not punishable. In fact, they were often encouraged.

This is a FREE event OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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NHCC Book Club

5:30 pm

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for February: Lost Children Archive (2019) by Valeria Luiselli.

To join the NHCC Book Club, register here. NHCC Book Club members who purchase their books through Bookworks get a 10% discount on that title.

1st Annual National Hispanic Cultural Center History Festival

In 2020, we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the completion of the famous buon fresco, Mundos de Mestizaje, created by Frederico Vigil in the National Hispanic Cultural Center Torreón.

The first annual NHCC History Festival will take place Friday and Saturday, February 21-22, 2020, and we invite you to join us celebrating Hispanic and Latinx history with this year’s theme, “Mundos de Mestizaje.”All festival events will respond to and engage with the fresco, allowing us to explore Hispanic/Latinx history through the cross-cultural, transnational, and multidisciplinary influences that have created the Hispanic world.

Check out the NHCC History Festival website.

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