Unidos: Building a Stronger UTSA

September 15 – October 15, 2022

Each year across the U.S., people observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the rich histories, art, stories and cultural contributions of those whose ancestry can be traced back to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The month begins September 15 because that is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18.

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, UTSA will showcase community leaders, faculty, staff and students around significant themes in Latinx culture. During these challenging times with the ongoing pandemic, racial unrest and political divide, UTSA’s celebration will focus on hope and resilience mirroring the national theme for this year. Roadrunners will celebrate the month with this guiding theme: “Unidos: Building a Stronger UTSA.” It’s an encouragement not just to look back and celebrate the past, but to honor the journey that now paves the path to an exciting and bold future.


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Events

Sept
13
3:00 pm

El GRITO!

Meetup

Sept
14
2:00 pm

Racial Justice Book Club

Book Club

Daily
Various times

Group Exercise Loteria

Workout/Classes

Daily
Self Paced

Mapping the Movimiento: A self-guided tour

Self-Guided Tour

Sept 
15
All Day

Raza Unida 50th Anniversary Party

Conference

Sept 
15
6 pm

Demo Kitchen: Picadillo Empanadas

Cooking Demo

Sept 
15
6:30 pm

Loteria Night

Game Night

Sept 
16
All Day

Raza Unida 50th Anniversary Party

Conference

Sept 
16
8:30 - 11 am

Mexican Independence Day celebration

In-person activity

Sept 
17
All Day

Raza Unida 50th Anniversary Party

Conference

Sept 
17
All Day

Tejanos at the Alamo

Alamo Exhibit

Sept 
17
11 am

16 de Septiembre Annual Parade

Parade

Sept 
19
5 pm

"Masa" Book Signing and Panel

Book Discussion and Signing

Sept
21
11:30 pm

Growing Pathways to Career Success for Underrepresented Students

Texas Diversity Council meeting

Sept
21
2:00 pm

Racial Justice Book Club

Book Club

Sept
28
2:00 pm

Racial Justice Book Club

Book Club

Sept
28
4:00 pm

Calle UTSA

Street Fair

Sept
29
1:00 pm

La Plática - A Community Conversation

Discussion

Sept
29
6:00 pm

An evening with Dr. Carmen Tafolla

Keynote Speaker

Sept
30
12:00 pm

Friday Series: A Tren to Nowhere

Discussion

Oct
4
12:00 pm

Vamos a Votar - Let's Vote! Juntos we can!

Panel Discussion

Oct
5
2:00 pm

Racial Justice Book Club

Book Club

Oct
6
6:00 pm

Shea Serrano

Keynote Speaker

Oct
7
11:00 am

Latinx in Higher Education

Symposium

Oct
8
5:00 pm

UTSA Football vs. Western Kentucky University

Football Game

Oct
12
11:00 am

Writing Selena

Speakers

Oct
12
2:00 pm

Racial Justice Book Club

Book Club

Oct
15
2 pm

The Social Lives of Pots

Speaker

October 28, 2022
HACU Emerging Leaders’ Summit
Texas A&M- San Antonio
Apply at www.hacu.net/emergingleaders
Student application deadline is October 3, 2022

April 18-19, 2023
28th Annual Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education
Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C.

UTSA is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution, to learn more visit:

Learn more about UTSA as a proud Hispanic Serving Institution

Did you know?

Adelina "Nina" Otero-Warren, a Mexican American educator and activist, who fought for women's right to vote and blazed a trail when she ran for Congress will be the first Latina face to be featured on a U.S. coin. Recognizing her leadership in New Mexico's movement for women's right to vote as well as her role in both politics and education, Otero-Warren’s image was stamped on the U.S. quarter. The quarter which was presented last month, is a part of the U.S. Mint’s American Women Quarters Program. This four-year program focuses on women's accomplishments and contributions to American history.

Learn more about the American Women Quarters Program

UTSA becomes founding member of Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities, focuses on increasing student and faculty diversity

Learn more about the new alliance

Nominate a Student

Please consider nominating a student for the Outstanding Latinx Student Award! One student will be selected during Hispanic Heritage Month who has demonstrated leadership and advocacy to the Latinx community. Nominations due by Oct. 1st, 2022.

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