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Hispanic Heritage Month

Institutional Inclusive Excellence – Student Initiatives observes National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) which celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens with Hispanic ancestry. They include: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela. It also honors seven of our Latin American neighbors who celebrate their independence in September. Que viva! 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Dr. Laura Rendon, Professor Emerita, will discuss self-care and pedagogical practices for teaching to the whole person in the virtual classroom.

Friday, September 25, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Celebrate the Latinx/a/o community with artist and community activist Maximo Anguiano.

Wed., September 30, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Join us for Common Experience presentation: Dynamics of International Migration: Immigrant Women and Mental Health.

October 6, 7, and 8, 2020

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Nightly

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An open invitation to students interested in learning about the indigenous roots of our “Hispanic” heritage in this three-day interactive workshop.

Self-Care and Pedagogical Practices for Teaching to the Whole Person in the Virtual Classroom

Dr. Laura I. Rendón


Dynamics of international migration in the presence of violence and economic oppression: Immigrant women and mental health

Dr. Arlette Vila

Somos Tejas State - Hispanic / Latinx Student Support Fund

Fundraising Campaign: September 15 - October 15

Last year we raised almost $3,000. These funds were used to provide direct support to half a dozen students through conference registration fees, flights, and mini-grants. This year Somos Tejas State is focusing on student retention and professional development. It is critical that our student’s basic needs are met so that they can remain and thrive in college. Your generosity will help students access vital resources to be competitive members in the workplace after graduation.

Donate today: Somos Tejas State