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Latinx History Month 2018

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11:30 a.m – 12 p.m.

ASC Conference Rooms A/B

Study Abroad in Spanish-Speaking Countries


10:00 a.m.

Chapel of the Abiding Presence

Juntos Oramos


6 p.m.
Hein Dining Hall

Diez y Seis Celebration Come and dine with the crew at Hein as Chef Ernie prepares savory Mexican foods inspired by the rich heritage of our local cultures.


7 p.m.

Location: Dunne Conference Center (Tschoepe Hall)

Jose Luis Zelaya: I Am College Material!

Jose Luis Zelaya is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Urban Education Program at Texas A&M University. As a first-generation, Dreamer, his motivational talk will inspire students in their educational journey.


10:00 a.m.

Chapel of the Abiding Presence

Juntos Oramos


10:00 a.m.

Chapel of the Abiding Presence

Mariachi Mass

7:30 p.m

Center For Mexican American Studies

Lotería Night


10:00 a.m.

Chapel of the Abiding Presence

Juntos Oramos


7:30 p.m

Dunne Conference Center

What's Going On Along The Border?

KSAT 12 News Reporters Jessie Degollado and Tiffany Huertas will speak about and share clips of their extensive border coverage including an inside look at family detention centers. Both Degollado and Huertas are from the Rio Grande Valley and have covered immigration for many years.

With KSAT 12 News since 1984, Degollado is a general assignments reporter who covers a wide variety of stories every day. Raised in Laredo and working as an reporter at KRGV in the Rio Grande Valley, she is especially familiar with border and immigration issues. Educated in Laredo public schools, with a journalism degree from Baylor University, she has also received several awards in recognition of her longstanding career. They include the 2014 Outstanding Alumna Award from the Baylor University Journalism Department, the 2012 Henry Guerra Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Antonio chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the Alegre Award in 2016 from Norteno Radio. In 2007, she was inducted into the San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame.

Tiffany Huertas, Video Journalist for KSAT 12 News San Antonio

Reporter Tiffany Huertas is known for her in-depth storytelling and her involvement with the community. Huertas comes from the Rio Grande Valley, where she was a weekend anchor and reporter for KGBT-TV. During her time there, she covered national stories on immigration, border corruption and challenges young children in detention centers face. Huertas won an award for Hard News from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in 2016 for a story about cartel couriers in South Texas. Her work covering Latino issues also earned her an award nomination at the 2016 NAHJ Awards. She was recognized with the Lone Star Flag by state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. for her coverage along the Texas-Mexico border. Prior to her time in Texas, she was a reporter at WJHG-TV in Panama City Beach, Florida, and a writer for WSVN-TV in Miami. Huertas was also part of the first class in Telemundo Network's Media Futures Program. She spent two semesters learning the ins and outs of the Spanish news business. She graduated from Florida International University with a journalism and mass communications degree along with a minor in tourism and political science.


10:00 a.m.

Chapel of the Abiding Presence

Morning Strings Celebrating Latinx History & Heritage


Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Wupperman Little Theatre

Diana Lopez, "Coco: A Story About Music, Family and Shoes"

Diana Lopez will read her from her book and talk with students. Following that, there will be a book signing and screening of the Disney Pixar Film "Coco," at 7:30 p.m.


10:00 a.m.

Chapel of the Abiding Presence

Altares: Recordando a los nuestros/Remembering our Loved Ones

Join the Mexican American Students Association and Mexican American Studies majors as they celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with altares and pan de muerto. The TLU Mariachi Band Oro y Negro will also perform.


2 – 4:00 p.m.

Teatro de Artes de Juan Seguin

Calaveras y Poesía: Celebrando Día de los muertos

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.