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. 15 - Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Ceremony
Hispanic Presidents' Council | 6:00 pm • MSC 2300C
Contact info: Mary Provencio
(210)-363- 2926

Sept. 17 - Aggieland Mariachi Performance
Aggieland Mariachi | 6:00 pm • TBA
Come join us to see your very own Aggieland Mariachi! Listen and enjoy as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by performing some of Mexico's favorite music. Viva Aggieland Mariachi!
Contact info: Denise Carriaga

Sept. 23 - LMAS Speakers Series

Latino/a and Mexican American Studies| 6:00 pm • Virtual Registration

Link: HERE

Deterrence Strategy and Crises of Protection along the U.S. / Mexico Border. This talk evaluates where we are now on the U.S. / Mexico border, and contextualizes current migration and policy trends back to the early-1990s.  In the process, the talk will address patterns and practices of enforcement that extend across both Republican and Democratic administrations, and will analyze how these practices have accumulated to drive a general crisis of protection along the U.S. / Mexico border, in which the United States government has abandoned its most basic obligations to protect those fleeing persecution and to honor the basic sanctity of human life.  The talk will conclude with a discussion of what can be done to address this crisis of protection and to prioritize human rights as a cornerstone of U.S. policy. 

Contact info: Nancy Plankey-Videla



Sept. 29 - Community Conversations- “Lots of times they do not pay": Understanding wage-theft and resistance in Bryan, Texas

Department of Multicultural Services | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm • Virtual (Registration Required-

Based on 196 surveys of day laborers in Bryan, Texas from 2012 to 2020, this research examines the work conditions of Latinx, Black, and White men who seek employment on day labor corners. We report wages, labor violations, and how workers resist maltreatment and exploitation.

Presenters: Dr. Nancy Plankey-Videla and Cynthia Luz Franco Cisneros

Sept. 29 - TBA
Hispanic Studies Association | 6:00 pm • TBA
Contact info: 
Heather Graul

(979) 595-6015

Sept. 29 - Town Hall: Mental Health and Machismo

Hispanic Presidents' Council| 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm • MSC 2404

Contact info: Mary Provencio


Sept. 30 - UndocuAlly Training

Council for Minority Student Affairs | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm • Rudder 701

Presentation on celebrating the diversity and acknowledging the differences between immigrants from varying countries around the world while teaching individuals how to monitor their own biases.

Contact info: Ximena Reynoso

(254) 229-2444


Oct. 1 - Delta Xi Nu x Gamma Phi Omega Day of the Dead Movie Night
Delta Xi Nu x Gamma Phi Omega | 7:00pm • Rudder Tower 404
DXN & G Phi O will make a short presentation about Day of the Dead explaining its cultural significance. At the end of the presentation we will provide refreshments and play the movie "Coco."
Contact info: Joselyn Enriquez
(512) 757 2942

Oct. 1 - Salsa Fusion Lessons
Salsa Fusion Dance Company | 7:00 pm • TBA
We plan to offer a lessons event open to the public that is centered around Latin dance- most likely Salsa or Bachata. It is designed to accommodate beginners.
Contact info: Adrian Day

Oct. 1 - Texas A&M Soccer - Hispanic Heritage Night

Texas A&M Athletics| 7:00 pm • Ellis Field

Join Texas A&M Soccer as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Ellis Field on Friday, October 1. Make sure to arrive early as the first 500 fans to the match will receive a special edition A&M Soccer "Las Aggies" shirt, gates open at 6 PM with kick-off at 7 PM.

Contact info: Tim Michl


Oct. 4 - Poemas y Café

MSC CAMAC: A Latinx Programming Committee | 7:00 pm • Rudder Tower 302

Join MSC CAMAC for our signature Hispanic Heritage Month event, Poemas Y Café! The poems presented will provide the program’s theme of identity; specifically, those Latinx identities which exist on the cusp of different cultures. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore their personal identities within the context of their cultural backgrounds, experiences and values, then go on to express these identities through poetry. Conversation will be shared within small groups and participants will be treated to pan dulce and coffee.

Contact info: Yessenia Garza



Oct. 6 - Caliente

ALPFA | 6:00 pm • Rudder Plaza

An annual event held by ALPFA in order to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. There will be live entertainment, food, and games.

Contact info: Heiley Vazquez



Oct. 7 - Mario J. Molina, The Mexican-born Atmospheric Chemist and Nobel Prize Recipient, and His Legacy with Texas A&M
Presented by: 
Dr. Renyi Zhan, University Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Chemistry Department
Dr. Mario Gomez Hernandez, Lead Technical Laboratory Coordination Chemistry Department 
Monica Hernandez, Industrial Engineering Graduate Student

Dr. Mario J. Molina (1943-2020) was a visionary Mexican-born atmospheric chemist, whose work in finding the direct link between the destruction of the ozone layer and chlorofluorocarbons contributed to the sustainability of life on earth. In 1995 his work on atmospheric Chemistry was recognized by the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Additionally, his contribution in understanding the environmental chemistry mechanisms has allowed for the development of environmental protective measures and protocols. Dr. Molina is considered to be among the most influential mentors and role models for Hispanic students in STEM related fields in American Educational Institutions.  

In 2015 Texas A&M University recognized Dr. Molina's accomplishments through an Honorary Doctorate of Letters. 
6:00 pm • Gates Ballroom
Contact info: Monica Hernandez


Oct. 12 - Zine Making: Compartiendo Cuentos de Esperanza

Texas A&M University Libraries | 6:00 pm • HERE

Celebrate your Hispanic heritage through the creative process of zine making. Reflect on this year's celebrations, share the history of your traditions and cultures, or add your voice to the activist collective.

Contact info: Zackary Chance Medlin


Oct. 14 - The Importance of Mental Health among Latino College Students
LMSA PLUS | 8:30 pm • Zoom
Meeting ID: 914 0729 1756

Passcode: LMSAPLUS2021
Informative talk to bring awareness about the various mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression, suffered by Latino college students. Several resources around campus, as well as suggestions to improve mental health will be discussed.

Contact info: Maray Valle

Oct. 16 - Afro-Latinx Festival
MSC Woodson Black Awareness Committee & MSC CAMAC | 2:00 pm • Gates Ballroom (MSC 2400)
Contact info: Melany Pearl

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Ceremony 
Keynote Speaker:
Tamara Cuellar Garza

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Tamara Cuellar Garza, class of 2001, is a seasoned creative professional and currently serves as the statewide coordinator of marketing strategy for the AgriLife Extension Service. She earned a Master of Science degree from the Department of Visualization in the College of Architecture and has served in various design and production roles for industries including agriculture, architecture, economics, animation, and software development. While she has served in a variety of leadership positions across the community, from the Junior League to the Brazos County Historic Landmark Commission, her heart for the Hispanic community is best seen in her involvement in the Texas A&M Hispanic Network. She enjoys every chance she can get to connect with current Aggies and is proud to join us today to kick off Hispanic Heritage month on campus.

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