Latinx Heritage Month Events

Date/Time

Location

Event/Speaker

September 17, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Cafeteria

Latinx Heritage Month Kickoff

September 17, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Cafeteria

Mariachis and Cake Cutting - Mexico

This event showcases one expression of Mexican culture - Mariachi music. Mariachi is a Mexican tradition that dates back to the 19thcentury. Featuring musicians who play violin, vihuela, guitar, guitarrón, trumpet, and the harp, the group traditionally wears charro attire. The Mariachi ensemble will perform in the cafeteria for the students.

September 19, 2018
5:30 - 8 p.m.

Mays Center Community Room

"What's Next, Texas?

“What’s Next, Texas?” is a three part civil discourse series that brings together diverse members of shared communities and challenges them to craft plans that encourage advancement and public good. 

September 20, 2018
6 - 7:30 p.m.

Patriots' Casa Ceremony Room

Cultural and Identity in the Southwest Borderlands

Tim Hernandez
Elaine Ayala
Laurie Ann Guerrero
Juan Tejeda
Norma E. Cantú, Ph.D.

Date/Time

Location

Event/Speaker

September 25, 2018
1 - 2:30 p.m.

Patriots' Casa Ceremony Room

Demography, Race and Ethnic Relations

Rogelio Sáenz, Ph.D.

September 26, 2018
5:30 - 8 p.m.

Mays Center Community Room

"What's Next, Texas?

“What’s Next, Texas?” is a three part civil discourse series that brings together diverse members of shared communities and challenges them to craft plans that encourage advancement and public good. 

September 27, 2018
noon - 2 p.m.

Central Academic Building
Rotunda/Foyer

Taste of Tradition - Cuban Cuisine

A food tasting of Cuban cuisine similar to the Soul Food tasting we held last academic year. Food attracts the student body; this will further accomplish the overall goal of showing the student body the diversity within the Hispanic and Latino cultures.

September 27, 2018
2 - 3:30 p.m.

Patriots' Casa Ceremony Room

Trauma-Informed Programs for Youth

John Vacca (Mission Possible 360)

Date/Time

Location

Event/Speaker

October 1, 2018
3 - 4:30 p.m.

Science & Technology Building 
Room 161

 

Screening of Silent Beauty
by Jasmin Mara López

Award winning filmmaker discusses her documentary about childhood abuse and healing as well as her passion for immigrant rights, youth empowerment, and social change.

October 2, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Central Academic Building
Rotunda/Foyer 

Kite Making - Colombia

In Colombia, annually, there is a kite flying festival around August. It is called the Wind and Kite Festival, people from all over the world travel to Villa de Leyva for the 2 day Kite flying festival. The main objective of this event is to familiarize the students with the festival and have them make kites and, if weather permit, fly them outside. This would be great for the University because it shows the students having fun and possibly a contest to see who can make the best kite!

October 3, 2018
5:30 - 8 p.m.

Mays Center Community Room

"What's Next, Texas?

“What’s Next, Texas?” is a three part civil discourse series that brings together diverse members of shared communities and challenges them to craft plans that encourage advancement and public good. 

October 4, 2018
11:30 a.m.

West Lawn

Kite Festival - Colombia

In Colombia, annually, there is a kite flying festival around August. It is called the Wind and Kite Festival, people from all over the world travel to Villa de Leyva for the 2 day Kite flying festival. The main objective of this event is to familiarize the students with the festival and have them make kites and, if weather permit, fly them outside. This would be great for the University because it shows the students having fun and possibly a contest to see who can make the best kite!

Date/Time

Location

Event/Speaker

October 8, 2018
2 - 3:30 p.m.

Central Academic Building
Vista Room 402

Violence in the Borderlands

A panel of esteemed scholars and community activists will discuss the historical and contemporary impact of violence in Latinx communities.

Sandra Lara, Ph.D.
John Morán González, Ph.D.
Josie Méndez Negrete, Ph.D.
Graciela Sanchez

October 10, 2018
6 - 8 p.m.

Auditorium

Latina Music Panel

Tish Hinojosa
Lourdes Perez
Shelly Lares
Amalia Ortiz, MA

October 11, 2018
11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Cafeteria

Reading Poetry with Poet Arianna Brown

Arianna Brown 

October 11, 2018
2 - 4 p.m.

Patriots' Casa
Ceremony Room

Writing Workshop with Poet Arianna Brown

Arianna Brown

October 12, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Off-Campus Trip

Heritage Trip - Mission Exploration (Spanish)

Through the exploration of the missions in San Antonio, students will have the opportunity to learn about how the Spaniards colonized the indigenous peoples of Texas. This bus trip will give 30 students (if the demand is high we can look at getting a bigger bus) the opportunity to personally visit the Spanish mission and learn more from a certified tour guide. $10 security deposit and will be returned to the student upon participation in the event. Lunch will also be provided.

Date/Time

Location

Event/Speaker

October 15, 2018
2 - 4  p.m.

Auditorium

Samba Dancing - Brazil

Samba Vida’s energetic dancing and LIVE drumming will give your guest an exciting and fun experience with a Carnaval style show. Samba is a lively, rhythmical dance of Afro-Brazilian origin in 2/4 (2 by 4) time danced to Samba music whose origins include the Maxie. Samba is a dance black/African people in Brazil who brought much of their music and dance culture into Latin America with them upon arrival into many Latin American countries. This will be the finale of A&M-SA LatinX Heritage Month.

October 17, 2018
1 - 2 p.m.

Science & Technology
Building
Room 121

Latina Leadership in Communication
(via WebEx)

Rosemary Mercedez