Mi Gente Heritage Month 2021

Date: September 15–30, 2021

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The Mi Gente Heritage Month Committee invites you to a variety of presentations to explore and celebrate Latinx culture and what it means to be Latinx today.

Wednesday, Sept. 15
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"Opening Ceremony: Mi Gente Through the Ages"
A plática with several wise Latinas/xs about intergenerational and intersectional concepts of identities.

Featuring Rene Martinez, SAC student, DJ, and future epidemiologist; Laura Aubry, SAC Distinguished History graduate and UTSA student; Graciela Sanchez, Director, Esperanza Peace & Justice Center; Jasminne Mendez, poet, playwright; Laurie Martinez, SAC student and writer.
*Register in advance for this event at https://bit.ly/2XVlF41

Thursday, Sept. 16
1 to 3 p.m.
LSC Fiesta Room
Lotería Fun
Come and join the Campus Activities Board for Latinx-style bingo. Prizes will be awarded to Lotería winners!

Thursday, Sept. 23
6 to 7:30 p.m.
LSC Round
Poetry & Open Mic Night
Come and be inspired by three talented poets and consider sharing your own musings on Mi Gente Heritage Month: 21st Century Gente. Hosted by the Cheshyre Cheese Club.

Tuesday, Sept. 28
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Walk of the Immigrants
Saul Flores, philanthropist and photojournalist, will share his three-month journey walking from Ecuador to Charlotte, North Carolina to create a deeper understanding of the hardships, hopes, and resilience of immigrants.
*Register in advance for this meeting at https://bit.ly/3xpdiK7.

Tuesday, Sept. 28
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
LSC Fiesta Room
Solidarity with Immigrants
Join other SAC students, staff, and faculty after Saul Flores' talk as we make lunch bags for immigrant families.

Tuesday, Oct. 5
11 a.m. to Noon
Tenement House Virtual Tour
Take a walk back in time as we learn about the Saez-Velez family, Puerto Ricans who migrated to New York City in the 1950s and built a vibrant community in the Lower East Side (Loisaida)!
Register in advance for this meeting at https://bit.ly/3s086LB.

Thursday, Oct. 7
1:30 to 3 p.m.
Embedded Astronomy at San Antonio Missions National Historic Park
Local researcher Gary Perez shares another side of the historic San Antonio missions: how astronomical alignments and symbols were incorporated into the architecture of the missions from their inception.
*Register in advance for this event at https://bit.ly/38lC6IR 

Monday, Oct. 11
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Two Spirit Identities
In celebration of Indigenous People's Day and National Coming Out Day, join us for a conversation with Charlie Amáyá Scott (they/them/theirs and she/her/hers) and Ben Olivares (they/them) about "Two Spirit Identities."
Register in advance for this event at https://bit.ly/3ArPpnl.

Wednesday, Oct. 13
1 to 2 p.m.
Language Revitalization & Justice
Linguists estimate that a language goes extinct every two weeks. Join us as Cesar Barreras (Yo'eme), a Yaqui linguist and teacher, discusses the importance of preserving and protecting Indigenous languages.
Register in advance for this evemt at https://bit.ly/3Aax7qr.

Thursday, Oct. 14
1 to 3 p.m.
LSC Fiesta Room
Sugar Skull Making & Wine Bottle Painting
Join student groups as they prepare for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by learning how to make sugar skulls and paint wine bottles for the Office of Student Life ofrenda (altar for the dearly departed), with local artisan Diana Flores.

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