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.
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 7 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! Email MASA President Jackie Mata for registration details.
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.
Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Virtual Altar
October 30 - November 2
Join the Center for Mexican American Studies, First Year and Campus Programs, and TLU SURE as we pay respect and homage to our ancestors and loved ones whom have passed. If you would like to contribute a photo, a message, an image, and/or something that can be shared virtually, please send submissions to Dr. Jennifer Mata.
Calaveras y Poesía: Celebrando Día de Los Muertos
Sunday, November 1 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Teatro de Artes de Juan Seguin
Join the Center for Mexican American Studies and Teatro de Artes de Juan Seguin in celebration of Day of the Dead. Come build altars and read poetry to commemorate those beloved members of our communities whom have passed.