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Latinx Heritage Month 2019

September 15 2019 - October 15 2019

Latinx Heritage Month 2019

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Diez y seis at Hein featuring Mariachi Reyes de América 
5:30 PM - Dining; 6:30 PM - Musical Presentation l 
Hein Dining Hall 
Come celebrate with delicious Mexican-inspired food and a musical performance by Seguin’s local mariachi group.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Study Abroad in Spanish-Speaking Countries 
9:00 AM l Centennial Hall 122 and 1 PM l Langner Hall 233 
Are you interested in studying abroad? Hear from TLU students who have studied abroad in Spanish-speaking countries!

Mariachi High (film screening)
7:30 PM l Location TBD 
Join Mariachi Oro y Negro and CMAS for the screening and discussion of this PBS coming-of-age film that highlights the successful journey of Mariachi Halcon. Witness the importance of culture, identity, and survival as seen through the eyes of high school mariachi students.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four (film screening)

7:30 PM l Chapel of the Abiding Presence
Join MASA and Campus Ministry for a screening of and discussion about the award-winning documentary that follows the persecutions of four Latina lesbians who were wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls in San Antonio, Texas.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

The Intersections of Masculinity, Cultural Identity, and Gender Expectations 
6:00-8:30 PM l Center for Servant Leadership Garage, Hahn Hall Annex
Join special guests Jose Juan Lara, Jr. and Emiliano Diaz de Leon for a candid conversation on the intersections of masculinity and identity. This discussion will provide students with a safe space to explore cultural identity and its link to gender identity. Participants will leave with increased awareness about resources for self-care and healthy relationships. RSVP is required for this event. Please RSVP to Interim Advocacy Coordinator Leslie Flores

Jose Juan Lara, Jr., M.S. - Lara, a native Tejano from Brownsville, has been in the movement against gender violence since 1999 and has presented across the country on the issues of crisis intervention, systems advocacy, cultural responsiveness and language access. In his current position at Casa de Esperanza/National Latin@ Network, he provides training and technical assistance to court systems, Latin@ serving and culturally specific organizations. His professional experience includes legal advocacy, training development, organizational assessment, and nonprofit board leadership. 

Emiliano Diaz de Leon, Men's Engagement Specialist - After more than a decade of experience working for several domestic and sexual violence centers across 

Texas, he joined the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault in 2008 and provides training and technical assistance on primary prevention of sexual violence to Rape Prevention Education (RPE) grantees around the state. In addition, he also provides training and technical assistance on enhancing services to male survivors of sexual violence to individuals and organizations in Texas and around the country. 

Thursday, Oct. 10

Lotería Night!
7:30 PM l Center for Mexican American Studies, Langner Hall 110 

Join the Mexican American Student Association (MASA) as they play Lotería! Win prizes and have some food and fun!

Monday, Oct. 14

25 Texans and the Land of Lincoln (film screening)
1 PM l Langner Hall 233 
Join TLU’s Mexican American History class for this fascinating film that follows San Antonio students on their quest from the Alamo to Springfield, Illinois to honor Lincoln’s support of Mexico during the US-Mexican War. The quest to return Santa Anna’s leg to its homeland, raises questions about identities, borders, and memory.

Sunday, Nov. 4

Calaveras y Poesía: Celebrando Día de los muertos
2 - 4 PM l Teatro de Artes de Juan Seguin
Events sponsored by the Brown Cultural Endowment Fund, World Languages and Cultures and the Spanish Studies Program, Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) and the Mexican American Studies Program, First Year and Campus Programs, Mexican American Student Association, International Education, English and Communication Studies, School of Music, Women’s Studies Program, the Department of History, African American Studies, Mexican American Student Association (MASA), Hein Dining Hall, and Campus Ministry.


For more information, email the Center For Mexican American Studies or call 830-372-6073.


September 15, 2019 12:00 AM Central Latinx Heritage Month 2019

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