Mi Gente Heritage Month 2022 Calendar of Events

The Mi Gente Heritage Month Committee invites you to a variety of presentations to explore and celebrate how arts and culture shape our lives and community.


Mi Cultura es mi Voz: Photography Exhibit

Date: Through September
Library Performance Area – 4th floor Moody Learning Center

A collection of pictures by San Antonio photographer Guadalupe Acuña.


Mi Gente Lotería

Date: Thursday, September 15
Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
LSC Fiesta Room

Join Somos La Gente and the Campus Activity Board in a fun game of Lotería featuring historical figures, artists, musicians and art movements on boards designed by students. There will also be food and prizes.


Saving Lives and Salvaging Remains: The South Texas Human Rights Project

Date: Wednesday, September 21
11 a.m.
LSC Fiesta Room

Eddie Canales, with the South Texas Human Rights Project, will speak on how the organization is working to prevent migrant deaths by placing over 150 water stations along the Texas-Mexico border, with more on the way.

It is also systematizing forensic data collection of unidentified human remains and is mapping unknown graves in 18 Texas border counties.


Student Entrepreneur Extravaganza

Date: Tuesday, September 27
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: SAC Mall

This Student Entrepreneur Extravaganza allows students to promote their entrepreneurial work by selling their products in the SAC Mall Area. Students can sign up by email Kathy at kvaldez@alamo.edu. The SAC Comunidad has the opportunity to purchase goods and support student small business owners, side-hustlers and sellers.

Rsvp at https://alamo.campuslabs.com/engage/event/8169342

Esta Extravaganza de Estudiantes Emprendedores les permite a los estudiantes promover su trabajo empresarial vendiendo sus productos en el Área del Centro Comercial SAC. Los estudiantes pueden inscribirse enviando un correo electrónico a Kathy a kvaldez@alamo.edu. La SAC Comunidad tiene la oportunidad de comprar bienes y apoyar a los estudiantes propietarios de pequeñas empresas, estafadores y vendedores.

Rsvp at https://alamo.campuslabs.com/engage/event/8169342.

Presented by the Student Enrichment Center.


Mi Cultura es mi Voz: A presentation by photographer Guadalupe Acuña

Date: Tuesday, September 27
Time: 12:20 to 1:40 p.m.
Location: Library Performance Area - Moody Learning Center 4th floor

Join us for a look at San Antonio through the eyes of photographer Guadalupe Acuña.

He will share his experiences documenting life in the community as he presents a colorful and evocative selection of his work.

Food and drinks will be provided before the presentation.


Antojitos Festival

Date: Wednesday, September 28
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: SAC Mall

The event will feature low rider cars, mariachis, ballet folklorico, and food sales by campus clubs, Presented by the Office of Student Life.


Perform Your Pain Away: “The Yellow Notebook”

Date: Thursday, September 29
Time: Noon
Location: LSC Fiesta Room

Actress and Educator Georgette Lockwood will present a one-woman show about generational trauma, second language acquisition problems, and the trauma that ripples from mothers to daughters.


Poetry and Open Mic Night

Date: Thursday, September 29
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: LSC the Round

The event will also feature poet Liz Coronado Castillo. Students who attend will receive a copy of her book 6 PM, a collection of poems, thoughts, and dreams on love, loss, and healing.


Scholastic Book Fair

Date: Monday – Thursday, October 3 – October 6
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: SAC Mall


Tell Us Who You Are: Workshop on creating oral histories of your families and communities

Date: Wednesday, October 5
Time: 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Location: Library Performance Area - Moody Learning Center 4th floor

The workshop will feature a round-table of oral history practitioners discussing why oral histories matter. Then it will move to practicing interviews using templates found in the book Tell Me Who You Are, this yea’s Library Common Read selection.

Try to read “Let’s All Get to Work” and “How to Share Your Story” in chapter 10 before the session.

Students participating in the final contest to win one of four $500 scholarships are highly encouraged to attend this workshop.


The Legacy Continues

Date: Tuesday, October 11
11:00 a.m. to noon
Location: LSC The Round

Cecilia Garcia-Akers will speak on the life and contributions of her father, Dr. Hector P. Garcia. Dr. Garcia was a pioneer in fighting for the civil rights of Mexican Americans. A  World War II veteran, he founded the American GI Forum, one of the first organizations to promote desegregation. He would later receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work.