Culture & Society

Aggies Mark Hispanic Heritage Month With Celebratory And Educational Events

Texas A&M student organizations and Multicultural Services join to deliver an exploration of Hispanic culture and more.
By Texas A&M University Hispanic Presidents' Council September 15, 2022


Hispanic Heritage Month is the period to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period, Sept. 15-Oct. 15. It was enacted into law on Aug. 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

Texas A&M Hispanic Presidents’ Council and Multicultural Services have organized a variety of celebratory and educational events in observance:

Sept. 15

  • “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation” Book Display
    University Libraries
    Beginning at 8 a.m.
    1st floor of Evans Library
  • Presentation of the documentary by Yaku Warmikuna
    Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management
    3 p.m.
    Register online
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Celebration
    Hispanic Presidents’ Council
    6 p.m.
    Rudder Plaza

Sept. 17

  • Hispanic Network Tailgate
    Texas A&M University Hispanic Network
    4 p.m.
    Aggie Park, lot 89 by the pavilion

Sept. 18

  • Fiestas Patrias Parade & Festival
    Fiestas Patrias
    12 p.m. and 1-9 p.m.
    Downtown Bryan

Sept. 19

  • An Open Conversation on HSIs
    Race and Ethnic Studies Institute
    12 p.m.
    LAAH 453

Sept. 20

  • LGBTQ+ Latinx History
    LGBTQ+ Pride Center
    12 p.m.
    All on Instagram stories on @tamulgbtq

Sept. 21

  • The Cordillera of Dreams: Film screening and discussion
    The Glasscock Center
    6-9 p.m.
    The Queen Theater, 110 S Main St, Bryan

Sept. 22

  • HHM Celebration and Dinner
    Access & Inclusion with Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
    6-8 p.m.
    Chevron Rooms

Sept. 23

  • Why do we need a Latinx Graduation?
    Latinx Graduation Coalition
    4 p.m.
    Rudder 302

Sept. 28

  • Community Conversation: “Studying the Young Lords: An Overview of the Most Significant Organization of the Puerto Rican Diaspora”
    Department of Multicultural Services
    1 p.m.
    DMS Lower Level Classroom, Room L121

Sept. 29

  • Hispanic Heritage Game Night
    Latino Aggie Mentorship Program
    7-9 p.m.
    Rudder 510

Sept. 30

  • Latina/o/x define new methods of engagement: A critical approach
    Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning
    11 a.m.

Oct. 4

  • History of Telenovelas & Film Presentation
    Aggies for Latinx Politics, Heritage, and Arts
    7 p.m.
    MSC 1401

Oct. 6

  • Latinx Lecture Series: Dr. Rodolfo Aguilar
    Carlos H. Cantu Endowment/ Office for Diversity/MSC SCOLA/MSC CAMAC
    7-8 p.m.
    MSC 1400

Oct. 6

  • UndocuAlly Training
    Council for Minority Student Affairs
    7-8 p.m.
    Rudder 410

Oct. 13

  • The Intersection of your Culture and Career “La Intersección de su Cultura Hispana y su Carrera”
    Career Center
    4 pm
    MSC 2401

Media contact: Lesley Henton,

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