Raza heritage Month presents Latinx Strong: A Holistic Guide to Salud

Date: October 1–14, 2019

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The Raza Heritage Month Committee invites you to a variety of performances, presentations, and more.
There will also be a Raza Heritage Month essay contest. The submission deadline will be Thursday, Oct. 24.
Click here to see the essay contest guidelines

Tuesday, Sept. 10
Yanawana Herbolarios: The People’s Clinic
Noon to 4 p.m.
William R. Sinkin Eco Centro (1802 N Main Ave.)
The People's Clinic, hosted by Yanawana Herbolarios, is a free walk-in clinic featuring a botanical pharmacy and holistic integrative healthcare. A pop-up pantry with diapers, hygiene kits, and clothing for those in need will also be available.

Monday, Sept. 16
Raza Heritage Month Opening Ceremony
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Loftin Student Center Fiesta Room
Come hear community leader, Rey Saldaña, current VIA Metropolitan Transit board chair and former city councilman, share the importance of a healthy vision and physically active lifestyle.

Wednesday, Sept. 17
Curacion de la Llorona y El Cucuy (The Cure of la Llorona and el Cucuy)”
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Victory Center Valor Rooms 202-204.
Be ready to have long-held myths shattered! Learn new interpretations of La Llorona y El Cucuy from researcher Gary Perez based upon the 4,000-year-old indigenous rock art found in caves north of Comstock, Texas.

Wednesday, Sept. 25
Antojitos Festival
9 a.m. to 1p.m.
SAC Mall Area
Come support student clubs during this annual fundraiser. There will be food, music, games, and more! 

Thursday, Sept. 26
Raza Heritage Poetry Night
6 to 9 p.m.
LSC - The Round
The Writing Center and Cheshyre Cheese student club will host a night of witty, inspirational, and memorable writing!

Monday, Sept. 30
Noon to 1 p.m.
SAC Mall Area
Calling all students, faculty, staff, and administrators! Come shake your booty off at our campuswide Zumbathon!  Let's see if we can break a record for most people ever to attend an event in the Mall area. 

Tuesday, Oct. 1
Return to Our Roots: Indigenous and Plant-Based Diets
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LSC - The Round
Join us on World Vegetarian Day, as Rebel Mariposa of Rebel Eats and Dr. Lilliana P. Saldaña of UTSA, enlighten us about vegetarianism, veganism, and indigenous diets.

Tuesday, Oct. 8
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Moody Learning Center - Library Performance Area, 4th floor
Gain insights from Dr. Jen Osborne and Eitandria Tello as they reveal how ACEs increase the risk of physical, mental, and behavioral problems later in life. 

Wednesday, Oct. 9
Community Liberation & Healing: Honoring Our Legacy of Wisdom and Resistance
11 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Nursing & Allied Health Complex room 218
Come listen to Dr. Manuel X. Zamarripa share the long history of wellness and holistic healing practices within the Latinx community. In our current challenging society, it is important to reconnect to community and ancestral healing wisdom. 

Monday, Oct. 14
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
11 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
SAC Mall Area
Join the Society of Native Nations and tribal communities from the Americas - “Turtle Island” - as they share their cultures, songs, and teachings on how to co-exist in a world that needs more healing and unity to ensure healthy futures for all.

Monday, Oct. 14
Painting with a Cultural Flair
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
LSC - Craft Room
Bring your creativity, and learn how to paint with Raza spirit from award-winning artist Joan Fabian.