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TLU Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month 2020

Every year, TLU honors the contributions and legacy of Latino culture with annual celebrations and events. For 2020, there are several virtual events (via Zoom) we invite students, faculty, staff, and the Seguin community to attend.

Please RSVP for any event you would like to attend by emailing Dr. Jennifer Mata.

Schedule Of Events

Black and Brown United Struggles: Resistance and Dignity in México and Texas

Wednesday, September 30 at 7 p.m.

Join guest speaker Dr. Alberto Rodriguez, Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University Kingsville as he discusses how African American communities have often united as they committed themselves to social justice issues. Explore the historical connections between Black and Brown communities as they resisted exploitation and fought for their rights in the borderlands of Mexico and Texas.

#BlackLivesMatter: How All Latinos/as/x Can Support the Black Liberation Movement

Tuesday, October 6 at 6 p.m.

Special guest Máximo Anguiano will lead a discussion about who are we, as Latinas/xs/os, and what part do we play in the current Black Lives Matter movement? Do we have a stake in the issues of racial equality, police brutality, economic justice and beyond?

How can we best support our Black sisters & brothers and elevate our collective struggles for real liberty & justice for all? During this session, we’ll seek to answer these questions and more; join us, as Maximo leads an open & honest discussion on checking our own biases, advocating for people of color, and awakening our racial consciousness to eliminate perceived barriers. No questions are off limits; come and engage or listen and learn. All are encouraged and welcomed.

Virtual Lotería de TLU

Wednesday, October 7 at 7 p.m.

Join the Mexican American Student Association (MASA) for an evening of their own version of Lotería de TLU! You must register for this event so that you can be added to the Microsoft Teams site where you will create your lotería card! Prizes for winners!

Decolonizing & Re-indigenizing our Diet for Personal & Collective Well-Being

Wednesday, October 14 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Lilliana Saldaña will discuss how ancestral foods are a site of self-care and collective liberation for communities of color that continue to resist the Standard American Diet that is part and parcel of the colonial project aimed at keeping us sick and in survival mode.

As Associate Professor and Program Director of Mexican American Studies, Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Dr. Saldaña will share her journey towards decolonizing and re-indigenizing her diet through Mexican plant-based foods that honor ancestral food-ways. She will also share some recipes that can serve as building blocks for dishes that are life sustaining for our body, spirit, and mind.

For TLU students: Visit the Cultural Programs page on MyTLU to join virtually, or, contact Dr. Jennifer Mata for invitation link.

Calaveras y Poesía: Celebrando Día de Los Muertos

Sunday, Nov. 1 from 2 - 4 p.m.

Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin, TLU’s Center for Mexican American Studies, and the Indigenous Cultures Institute of San Marcos will bring this cultural celebration to your computer or mobile device for a special virtual event.

Register at and/or join on Zoom with Meeting ID: 882 3803 3067.