September 15-October 15

Join HPC and all our organizations as we celebrate a Hispanic Heritage Month filled with lots of events showcasing Hispanic culture!

Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is the period to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

List of HMM EventS

Sept. 7 - Highlighting Local Latinx Owned Businesses

Multicultural Association of Business Students | 12:00pm

West Campus (continues every Monday in September)

Sept. 14 - Latinx Medical Student Leadership in the Southwest by Victor H. Rodriguez

Latino Medical Student Association | 12:00pm • Zoom

Sept. 15 - Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Library Guide

Texas A&M University Libraries | 8:00am

Library Website (available throughout the entire Hispanic Heritage Month)

Sept. 15 - Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Ceremony

Hispanic Presidents' Council | 6:00pm • YouTube Live

Sept. 16 - Keynote Presentation: Latinx/*: Challenging Norms of Language, Patriarchy and Gender by: Dr. Cristobal Salinas Jr., Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University 

Hispanic Presidents' Council | 6:00pm • Zoom RSVP HERE

Sept. 17 - Undocu Ally Presentation

Council for Minority Student Affairs | 7:00pm • Zoom


Sept. 18 - Meet and Greet with Latino/a and Mexican American Studies Faculty

Latino/a and Mexican American Studies | 4:00pm • Zoom


Sept. 21 - The Afro Latinx Experience in the USA by DRA. Abeu-Torres

Latino Medical Student Association | 12:00pm • Zoom


Sept. 21 - Latinas in Law: Laura Leon J.D. 

Aggie Minority Women in Law | 6:00pm • Zoom


Sept. 21 - "Mi Forma de Expresión" (My Way of Expression)

Aggies for Latinx Politics, Heritage, and Arts | 7:00pm • Zoom


Sept. 22 - History We Rarely Learn

Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority Inc. | 7:30pm • Zoom


Sept. 24 - Sabor Latino Come and Cook with Us!

Access and Inclusion | 6:00pm • Zoom (will also be held on Oct. 1 & Oct. 8)


Sept. 29 - A Virtual Discussion on "Latinos Beyond Reel"

Texas A&M University Libraries | 4:00pm • Zoom


Oct. 1 - Outdoor Mariachi Concert

Aggieland Mariachi | 7:00pm • Rudder Plaza or Online

Oct. 5 - Millennial Lotería

Latino Medical Student Association | 6:00pm • Zoom

Oct. 6 - Latinx Voting featuring Claudia Rodriguez

Political Science Aggies | 5:30pm • Zoom


Oct. 7 - Caliente 

ALPFA (The Association of Latino Professionals for America)     6:00pm • Zoom


Oct. 9 - Somos Texas A&M: Project and Website Presentation

College of Liberal Arts: Advancing Climate Together Grant (ACT) | 3:00pm • Zoom


Oct. 9 - Living Undocumented Screening

Latino Medical Student Association | 6:00pm • Zoom


Oct. 12 - Latinx Physician Experience Abroad by: Drs. Florez and Frias

Latino Medical Student Association | 12:00pm • Zoom


Oct. 20 - CommUNITY Conversations: From the Margin Afro-Latinx Identity(ies) in the US

Department of Multicultural Services: CommUnity Conversations | 4:00pm • Zoom


Cristobal Salinas Jr., Ph.D.

Latinx/*: Challenging norms of language, patriarchy and gender

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Cristobal Salinas Jr., Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Educational Leadership and Research Methodology Department at Florida Atlantic University. His research promotes access and equality in higher education and explores the social and political context of education opportunities for historically marginalized communities. Dr. Salinas is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief for the Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity. He has published over 17 peer-reviewed articles, co-edited 4 books, and over 27 book chapters, and has received over 25 international and national awards for his commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. His research has been featured in CNN, NPR, and Good Morning America.

Contact Information and Social Media:

Twitter and Instagram: @drcriss_salinas

Facebook: @criss1

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