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UTSA announces second week of Hispanic Heritage Month events

UTSA announces second week of Hispanic Heritage Month events


SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 — From learning about Latinx cuisine to discussing diversity and inclusion in the community, UTSA is offering a mix of virtual and in-person events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and the university’s theme, “Esperanza: A Celebration of Our Heritage and Bold Future.”

The university’s festivities, along with others held across the nation, started on September 15 and will run through October 15, with UTSA’s events mirroring the national theme, and focusing on hope and heritage throughout the month.

Monday, September 20

Calle UTSA
2 p.m., virtual event

Chef Jesse Moreno-Valle from UTSA Dining will be creating a couple of great dishes — sopa negra (black bean soup) and al estilo Costa Rica y güirilas (a crepe style item made with corn and a cheese filling) from Nicaragua. Watch live on Instagram at @UTSA_MSCEJ.

Tuesday, September 21

Diversity, Equity Inclusion. What is next?
Noon to 1 p.m., virtual event

The UTSA College for Health, Community and Policy presents the Dean’s Community Lecture Series, a series of events drawing community leaders from San Antonio and beyond to foster the natural abilities of students while discussing critical topics in the community. 

Wednesday, September 22

UTSA Racial Justice Book Club
2 to 3 p.m., virtual event

This year, the club will be reading two books, starting in September with “I, Rigoberta Menchú,” an autobiography. The October book will be “Cemetery Boys” by Aiden Thomas. Students who join the UTSA Racial Justice Book Club are eligible to receive the books for free.

⇒ Learn more about how UTSA embraces its cultural identity. 

In addition to these university-wide events, the campus community is invited to participate in Hispanic Heritage Month events throughout San Antonio. Explore the full schedule of Hispanic Heritage Month events.

Valerie Bustamante

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